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What the Researchers Say:

A "good value for money" superannuation fund that is strong in nearly all assessment areas but with average features and/or performance in one or more of our assessment criteria.

You should contact your financial adviser or this fund before making an investment decision.

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Awards
Fund data valid as of May 31, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $117 $157 -$40
50k $418 $634 -$216
100k $753 $1,169 -$416

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 27.5%
Aus shares 24.5%
Property 9.0%
Alternative 21.0%
Fixed interest 9.0%
Cash 9.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $83
Administration Fee (%) 0.15%
Investment Fee 0.52%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $96
Account Size Discount No
Employer Size Discount No

Fund Features

Financial Planning Service
Health Insurance
Home Loans
Credit Cards
Binding Nominations
Non-lapsing Binding Nominations
Insurance Life Event Increases
Anti-detriment Payments
Long Term Income Protection

About this Fund

Membership 248,667
Total Assets $8,875,410,014
Year Started 1989
Target Market Motor Trades
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Industry-Public Offer

Fund Highlights - provided by MTAA Super

Significant member education functions.
Flexible insurance options.
Experienced field staff to assist with superannuation and access to fee for service financial planning.
Regular investment analysis sent to discerning investors.
Free administration and support for employers.
Access to comprehensive banking through ME Bank.

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 Comparison
Balanced 5.91%
3.68%
11.74%
9.60%
12.18%
12.66%
10.46%
14.73%
-1.08%
0.45%
4.39%
8.71%
Fund
Benchmark
Conservative Balance 5.29%
3.36%
Fund
Benchmark
Diversified Fixed Interest 3.62%
3.55%
3.17%
3.93%
3.88%
5.52%
2.96%
4.65%
10.86%
8.94%
4.56%
5.65%
Fund
Benchmark
Growth 5.05%
3.64%
11.86%
10.71%
15.00%
14.01%
10.00%
17.11%
-2.72%
-0.95%
4.60%
9.40%
Fund
Benchmark
Australian Shares 6.66%
4.38%
6.04%
5.70%
15.47%
16.77%
20.33%
21.07%
-5.42%
-6.15%
11.07%
11.00%
Fund
Benchmark
Overseas Shares -0.36%
1.37%
16.31%
19.16%
18.33%
17.63%
25.08%
26.14%
-5.09%
-2.45%
12.79%
5.86%
Fund
Benchmark
Capital Stable 4.40%
3.24%
6.18%
5.66%
7.10%
7.34%
5.25%
8.29%
2.69%
4.06%
5.09%
6.70%
Fund
Benchmark
Cash 1.72%
1.74%
2.11%
2.25%
2.24%
2.42%
2.86%
2.94%
4.06%
4.04%
4.33%
4.33%
Fund
Benchmark
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  • Outperformed average
  • Underperformed average
  • Negative returns

Annualised figures are the average per year returns of the rated option based on the cumulative returns for the past 5 years to 30/06/2015, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Performance and fee data is based on the option which is rated by SuperRatings and stated on each product's landing page.

Benchmark investment information - how performance is measured

To ensure comparability for consumers, the RateCity superannuation comparison is based on the asset allocation of each of the MySuper/Pension products, irrespective of the name of the investment option. This methodology allows consumers to compare products on a like for like basis and removes any ambiguities associated with the name of the investment option. For example, an investment option may be classified as growth, however its asset allocation may in fact mean it should be classified as high growth. By using the asset allocation as the dominant identifier, we believe this provides the most robust framework for consumers to compare funds and recognise that this is a consistent approach to that of SuperRatings methodology.

Option Type Percentage of Growth Assets
min-max %
High Growth 91-100%
Growth 77-90%
Balanced 60-76%
Conservative Balanced 41-59%
Capital Stable 20-40%
Secure 0-19%

What the researchers say

MTAA Super was established in 1989 for the retail motor trades and allied industries, with membership now also open to the general public.

MTAA Super provides members with a choice of 8 investment options, consisting of 4 Pre-Mixed and 4 Single Sector options. The My AutoSuper option outperformed the SuperRatings Index over the year to 30 June 2015, although underperformed over the longer term.

Fees are competitive and lower than the industry average across all account balances assessed, with a maximum Administration Fee of $533 charged. No fees are charged for switching investments; however, an exit fee applies to full and partial transfers or rollovers.

MTAA Super offers a full suite of insurance cover. New members are automatically provided with default Death and Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) cover, with level of cover based on age. Members are also able to take out TPD cover separately to Death cover. Income Protection (IP) is offered with up to 85% of pre-disability income and a choice of 30, 60, or 90 day waiting periods apply. Members have a choice between benefit payment periods of two years, five years or until age 65.

Comprehensive member services are offered by MTAA Super, including online access to account information and transactions, online calculators, free member seminars, phone based limited personal advice service and financial planning advice.