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 $154 $156 -$2
50k $752 $627 $125
100k $1,417 $1,155 $262

Investment Allocation

Intl shares 20.0%
Aus shares 23.0%
Property 7.0%
Alternative 17.0%
Fixed interest 26.0%
Cash 7.0%

Fees & Charges

Administration Fee ($) $87
Administration Fee (%) 0.73%
Investment Fee 0.60%
Switching Fee $0
Exit Fee $36.90
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 221,717
Total Assets $3,519,630,646
Year Started 2014
Target Market All Industries
Offered to Public? Yes
Fund Type Master Trust-MySuper

Fund Highlights - provided by AMP SDF 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 2.97%
High Growth 3.96%
Conservative Balance 2.58%
Capital Stable 2.24%
  • 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

AMP SDF MySuper was established in January 2014 and forms the MySuper offering for Super Directions for Business, Super Directions for Business Rollover Section, Tailored Super & Simple Super products.

The default AMP SDF MySuper investment option uses a lifecycle investment approach, which is designed to reduce the level of growth assets in the actively managed portfolio as a member approaches retirement. The AMP SDF MySuper 1960s under-performed the SuperRatings Index in 2015. Long term returns are currently not available. For members wishing to exercise investment choice, a wide range of investment options are available in the Super Direction offerings.

Fees associated with this investment option are rated as average across all account balances assessed. An Exit Fee applies for partial and full withdrawals.

Our assessment of insurance assumes the use of the Super Directions for Business insurance offering. As insurance can be tailored for sub-plans, these ratings are indicative only. Access to Death only, Death & TPD and Income Protection (IP) insurance is provided. Members can apply for up to $5 million of Death only cover and $2 million of Death & TPD cover. IP covers up to $20,000 per month or 75% of salary. It is offered with a two year or to age 65 benefit periods and a 30, 60 or 90 day waiting period.

AMP's interactive website contains a variety of financial simulators and retirement calculators, and a 'News and Insights' Centre. Members can manage their superannuation on desktops, tablets and their mobile phones via MyPortfolio. Access to financial advice is also provided to members.

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