What the Researchers Say:

An OTHER rated fund usually has average or below average features and/or performance across a number of assessment areas. These funds frequently have many competitors that offer superior performance and structures in a more efficient environment.

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

  • MySuper Other
Fund data valid as of July 31, 2016

Typical Fees

Balance This Fund Industry Average Difference
5k $161 $156 $5
50k $835 $627 $208
100k $1,584 $1,155 $429

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 21.5%
Aus shares 25.0%
Property 10.0%
Alternative 26.0%
Fixed interest 9.0%
Cash 8.5%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $86
Administration Fee (%) 0.59%
Investment Fee 0.91%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $0
Account Size Discount Yes
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 125,000
Total Assets $2,884,982,000
Year Started 2013
Target Market Primary Industries (Farming,Timber,Horticulture & Mining)
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Industry-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by Prime Super MySuper

No information was provided by the fund to SuperRatings, hence an alert rating may be given in areas where a qualitative assessment cannot be made. For available information refer to the fund's PDS

Investment Option Performance

Asset Allocation Category FYTD FY 2015 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2012 FY 2011 Comparison
Balanced 2.37%
  • 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

Established in 1996, Prime Super is a not-for-profit industry super fund dedicated to servicing the retirement needs of rural and regional Australia. In May 2014, Health Industry Plan (HIP), which was a national industry fund catering to those working in health and associated industries, became a division of Prime Super.

Prime Super's MySuper option uses its existing diversified Balanced investment option, which is actively managed and outperformed the SuperRatings Index over the five years to 30 June 2015. Choice members can also access eight additional diversified and single-sector investment options.

Fees associated with this product are higher than the industry average across all account balances assessed. The percentage based administration fee is capped for balances in excess of $100,000. No fees apply for withdrawals or investment switches, and commissions are not paid to financial advisers. Members can access financial planning service on a fee-for-service basis.

MySuper members are entitled to four units of Death & TPD cover upon joining the fund through their employer. The Default cover is unitised and based on a member's age, which can be cancelled within 60 days of joining the fund. Additional Income Protection (IP) cover is also available, covering up to $20,000 per month, or 85% of salary (including superannuation contributions). IP is offered with a 2 year benefit period and a choice of three waiting periods (30, 60 or 90 days).

Prime Super's refreshed website is easy to use featuring useful tools for members and employers, as well as a range of educational information relating to retirement. Members can access Trauma insurance and financial planning services through the fund. Prime Super has ongoing support for Lifeline and is the sponsor of Awards Australia and Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF).

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