Recognised high standards
AustralianSuper is an award-winning fund. We’ve consistently achieved the highest possible ratings from four superannuation ratings organisations that measure the overall quality of a fund.
Some of the criteria they use to assess a fund include:
- Value for money
- Investment options and performance
- Amount of fees
- Fund operations and management.
SuperRatings – Platinum Rating
SuperRatings is a research organisation that aims to provide ratings of funds to help members compare the overall value for money of super funds. Over 200 superannuation funds participate in the ratings, which involve a comprehensive analysis by SuperRatings. AustralianSuper holds a Platinum rating by SuperRatings. Platinum is their highest rating.
These awards focus on funds that provide ‘value for money’ and ‘innovative products’ to its members.
SuperRatings rates most of Australia's largest multi-employer superannuation funds, including retail master trusts, industry funds, public sector and corporate funds.
Selecting Super – AAA rating
AustralianSuper has achieved the highest possible AAA rating in SelectingSuper's analysis of superannuation fund quality. The rating is a detailed analysis of 330 areas of a superannuation fund's operation and management and is designed to offer both employers and members an easy-to-use reference for the overall quality of superannuation funds.
Chant West – Five Apples
This research and consultancy firm helps organisations and individuals make well-informed decisions about their superannuation and has presented AustralianSuper with their highest rating - five apples. Funds are rated on organisational strength, investments, fees, administration, member services and employer services.*
Heron – Five Stars
This superannuation fund rating service covers industry funds, master trusts and multi-employer funds in the corporate and retail sectors. Funds are rated on investment arrangements, insurance, ancillary benefits, communications and contributions. **
Sitecore - Best Financial Services Site 2012 (Australia/New Zealand)
Sitecore’s “Best Financial Services Site (Australia/New Zealand)” recognises our ability to develop and deliver outstanding digital experiences.
Employer of Choice for Women
AustralianSuper has been awarded as an Employer of Choice for Women citation after successfully meeting stringent criteria to qualify for this prestigious citation.
This achievement helps AustralianSuper attract the best talent, therefore helping the Fund deliver more benefits to its members.
SuperRatings Fund of the Year Award for 2011
The Fund of the Year Award is given to the fund that SuperRatings assesses as providing the best value for money to its members.
We were commended for our:
- Investment performance over ten years
- Industry-leading insurance; and
- Competitive fees.
AustralianSuper is a proven top performer winning Fund of the Year on three occasions – 2003, 2004 and 2011.
Money Magazine – Best Super Fund Manager 2011
AustralianSuper was Money Magazine’s Best Super Fund Manager for 2011. This is Money's highest award and rated our total offering, including investment performance, fees and insurance.
Money Magazine – Best Value Insurance in Super 2011
AustralianSuper is named Money Magazine’s Best-Value Insurance in Super for 2011. This award recognised our high-cover, low cost insurance offering.
AustralianSuper insurance provides:
- Premiums at discounted rates, less than what you may pay as an individual
- Hassle-free premium payments, with premiums deducted from your account each month
- An option to increase your cover at any time to suit your needs (you may have to provide medical information to the Insurer).
Smart Investor SMILES Award – Super Fund 2011/2012
This award is voted by the Smart Investor readers who were surveyed on a range of organisations they use and then asked to rate them under categories such as value for money, quality of customer service, fees and charges and product features.
The Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award
The Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards acknowledge the leading products and services in the field of investment, finance, banking and insurance that have come to symbolise to the public a premier product offering, one with the endorsement of Australia’s leading monthly investment title.
Backed by Australia’s largest provider of independent investment information, and chosen in conjunction with research houses InfoChoice, Morningstar and Rice Warner Actuaries, the Blue Ribbon Awards are the ultimate accolade.
* The scores used by Chant West to derive the ratings are subjective scores that have been awarded based on data (including historical financial performance information) supplied by third parties. While such information is believed to be accurate, Chant West does not accept responsibility for any inaccuracy in such data. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The Chant West rating does not constitute financial product advice. However to the extent that the information may be considered to be general financial product advice then Chant West warns that: (a) Chant West has not considered any individual’s objectives, financial situation or particular needs; and (b) individuals need to consider whether the advice is appropriate in light of their goals, objectives and current situation.
Chant West has given and has not withdrawn its written consent to the inclusion in this website of the references to Chant West and the inclusion of the PersonalSuperTM Ratings logo or rating in the form and context in which they are included. Chant West has not authorised or caused the issue of this website and does not make, or purport to make, any statement in this website, other than as noted above.
** The Heron Partnership (“Heron”) utilises a holistic methodology to assess and rate the various components of a superannuation fund, grouped under 5 Areas of Importance developed by Heron of Investment Arrangements, Contributions, Ancillary Benefits, Communications and Insurance.
Heron assesses about 150 features under these Areas of Importance to develop its comparative product ratings (“the Heron ratings”). Heron’s primary goal with the Heron ratings is to provide a realistic and objective representation of the strengths and weaknesses of a product. Heron’s Quality Star Ratings for superannuation funds has 5 levels (Stars). AustralianSuper Workplace, AustralianSuper Corporate and AustralianSuper Personal have all been awarded with 5 Stars.
The Heron ratings are based on analysis of information such as product disclosure statements provided by third parties, as well as general market knowledge. Such information is considered to be accurate at the time a particular product is rated by Heron. However, Heron gives no guarantee or warranty and makes no representation as to the accuracy or correctness of any third party information and accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracy or incompleteness in the third party information provided to it. Heron makes no guarantee or warranty in relation to the investment component or rate of return of any product that it rates. The Heron ratings have been produced without taking into account an individual’s financial needs, circumstances and objectives. To the extent that the Heron ratings may constitute financial product advice, they are general financial product advice only, and any person should, before acting on such advice, assess the appropriateness of the advice having regard to their own financial situation and consult a licensed financial adviser before making any changes to their financial affairs. Please refer to Heron’s Financial Services Guide for Superannuation Ratings for additional information about that organisation and their ratings methodology at www.heronpartners.com.au