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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.

  • MySuper Gold
  • Fast Mover
Awards
Fund data valid as of March 31, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $76 $155 -$79
50k $305 $628 -$323
100k $560 $1,158 -$598

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 30.0%
Aus shares 33.0%
Property 6.0%
Fixed interest 23.0%
Cash 8.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $50
Administration Fee (%) 0.01%
Investment Fee 0.50%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $0
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 1,105,742
Total Assets $32,234,475,000
Year Started 2013
Target Market All Industries
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Master Trust-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by ANZ Smart Choice Super - MySuper

Account balance is visible on ANZ Internet Banking.
Age based default funds. The asset allocation is adjusted automatically for the customers to become more defensive as the customer gets older.

Fund Rating Snapshot

  • Legend:
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Below Average
  • N/A

Rating Categories Clockwise from top

Performance
Performance is based on the past 5 years for their core balanced option
Investment Choices
Points scored on additional benefits to members ie: Home loans, Credit Cards, Health Insurance, Reverse Mortgage, shopping discounts, anti detriment payments and many others
Investment Processes
Points scored on contribution collection, via cheque, cash, Eftpos, Bpay, direct debit and other features
Small Account Fees
Points scored on the fees and charges based on an account size of $5k
Medium Account Fees
Points scored on the fees and charges based on an account size of $50k
Large Account Fees
Points scored on the fees and charges based on an account size of $100k
Death Insurance
Points scored on premium costs and features for Death Insurance ie: Min/Max level of cover, cover available during unpaid, whilst overseas, max age and other features
Death and TPD Insurance
Points scored on premium costs features for Death and TPD Insurance ie: Min/Max level of cover, cover available during unpaid, whilst overseas, max age and other features
Income Protection Insurance
Points scored on premium costs features for Income Protection insurance ie: Min/Max level of cover, cover available during unpaid, whilst overseas, max% on monthly salary, waiting days available and other features
Member Services
Points scored on additional benefits offered to members ie Statement frequency and newsletter communications and other features
Administration Services
Points scored on the fund structure ie switching between investments, selecting regular contributions, nominated beneficiary changes, changing insurance options. For Service features like call centre, adviser services reports and many other features.
Financial Advice
Points scored on features in respect to financial advice facilities offered ie, by phone, internet, face to face, cost of scaled advice and others.
Goverance
Points scored on Trustee structure, number of independent directors , renumeration and proxy voting policy and risk

Score Explanation

Excellent: Score of 75%-100%
Premium performer in this area. Well above benchmark.
Good: Score of 51%-74%
Better than most funds. Above benchmark
Average: Score of 26%-50%
Placed close to benchmark
Below average: Score of below 25%
Not quite up to speed. Lower than benchmark.

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 Comparison
Balanced 0.31%
-0.06%
8.56%
9.60%
Fund
Benchmark
Conservative Balance 1.53%
0.33%
7.15%
7.28%
Fund
Benchmark
Growth -0.80%
-0.64%
10.04%
10.71%
Fund
Benchmark
Capital Stable 2.11%
1.32%
4.93%
5.66%
Fund
Benchmark
  • Legend:
  • 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

ANZ Smart Choice is a low-cost product and the latest addition to ANZ's product suite, introduced to compete against other low cost Retail Master Trust and Industry products. A stand out feature is the ability to view and transact on your super account via ANZ online banking. The product retained SuperRatings' Fast Mover award for the second consecutive year for its exceptional positioning, promotion and distribution strategies and continues to provide good value to members, securing SuperRatings Gold rating for 2016.

ANZ Smart Choice is a MySuper solution; introduced 11 November 2013, the lifestage offering automatically adjusts to a more conservative investment mix as the member moves towards and into retirement. The ANZ Smart Choice MySuper 1960's option underperformed the SuperRatings Index in 2015.

The fee structure is highly competitive, with fees lower than the industry standard across all account balances assessed.

A full suite of insurance is available with Death, Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Income Protection (IP) cover being offered. Upon joining, members automatically receive Death cover and can apply for additional voluntary cover. The fund also offers members the opportunity to increase their level of insured benefits at various life events.

A key feature of the product is the ability to track and manage your super account online via the ANZ 'Grow' app, alongside online banking, share investing and insurance. Financial planning services are also available, whilst all customer communications, including annual statements are delivered to the member's online account.


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