Winner of SuperRatings Platinum 2021 Pension, 10 Yr Platinum Performance 2011-2021, Pension of the Year Finalist 2021, Net Benefit 2021, Smooth Ride Finalist 2021
Pros and Cons
- Strong long-term performance and low fees
- Flexible investment choice - 11 options and the Member Direct
- Free retirement seminars and webcasts
- Full online account access at any time via PensionOnline with Mobile App available
- Access to home loans, banking products, health insurance, non-super investment products and commission-free financial advice
AustralianSuper is a multi-industry public offer fund that manages over $180 billion in assets on behalf of more than 2.4 million members, making it one of the largest industry superannuation funds in Australia. AustralianSuper Choice Income Account was nominated as a finalist for the 2021 Pension of the Year award.AustralianSuper offers a range of 11 investment options to choose from, consisting of 6 Pre-Mixed and 5 DIY Mix investment options, including a Socially Aware option for the ethical investor. Access to Term Deposits, ETFs, LICs and ASX300 Shares is also provided via the Member Direct option; however, additional costs may be incurred. The Balanced option has provided strong investment returns to members, outperforming the SuperRatings Index over each time period assessed to 30 June 2020.Fees for the Balanced option are lower than the industry average across all account balances assessed, with the asset administration fee is capped at $750 pa. The fund does not charge a buy-sell spread or a switching fee. AustralianSuper provides excellent flexibility, with members having the ability to receive payments fortnightly through to annually. Members with more than one investment option can nominate the proportion of, or order in which, payments are to be drawn from each option. Automatic annual pension payment increases are available by either a nominated percentage or by CPI. Beneficiary options are comprehensive, including both binding and non-binding nominations, as well as reversionary pensions. AustralianSuper provides members with access to a range of online fact sheets, interactive tools and calculators, educational videos and webinars. The fund's member online account further allows members to view and update their account details, as well as perform transactions.
AustralianSuper Fees and Features
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Fund past-5-year return vs. Industry average
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Popular pension funds products
AustralianSuper Choice Income Account
Strong long-term performance and low fees
Flexible investment choice - 11 options and the Member Direct
Free retirement seminars and webcasts
Full online account access at any time via PensionOnline with Mobile App available
PortfolioOne Allocated Pension Service
For further information refer to the fund's PDS.
Prime Super Retirement Income Stream
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
Rest Allocated Pension
Low fees including no commissions paid to advisers, planners or accountants.
Access to non-commission based financial advice with members first call free.
Support available including CSM support, regular national seminars and factsheets.
Online facility with option of online statements, newsletters, product details and educational information.