Recognised high standards
AustralianSuper is an award-winning fund, consistently achieving the highest possible ratings from 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 Quality rating (Super and Pension Product)
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 highes rating - five apples.
Funds are rated on organisational strength, investments, fees, administration, member services and employer services.*
*For further information about the methodology used by Chant West, see www.chantwest.com.au
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. **
AustralianSuper received the highest score for all products classified as 'personal' and judged as the Top Rated Personal Superannuation Product for 2014/2015, being awarded 6 Heron Quality Stars.
AustralianSuper was also awarded 5 quality stars for their MySuper default investment option.
SuperRatings – Super of the Year
AustralianSuper has been recognised as ‘Super of the Year’ for 2013 by SuperRatings. This is awarded to the fund that in SuperRatings assessment has provided the best value for money to its members during the accumulation phase.
Chant West | Super Fund Awards – Investments Best Fund 2014
AustralianSuper was awarded ‘Best Fund: Investments: for 2014. This award takes into account a fund’s investment processes and resources and whether they are likely to deliver strong returns going forward.
Chant West | Conexus Financial Super Fund Awards – Super Fund of the Year 2013
AustralianSuper was awarded ‘Super Fund of the Year’ for 2013 by Chant West and Conexus Financial. The award takes into account performance, member services, fees, investment structure, insurance and administration, among other criteria.
Sitecore - Best Financial Services Site 2013 (Australia/New Zealand), ROI Award, Best DMS Deployment/Integration Site
Sitecore’s 'Best Financial Services Site (Australia/New Zealand)', 'ROI Award' and 'Best DMS Deployment/Integration' awards recognise our ability to develop and deliver outstanding digital experiences.
Canstar - Outstanding Value Superannuation 2014
Awarded for the last 5 consecutive years (2008 - 2014).
Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands - Superannuation category winner in 2013 & 2014
AustralianSuper has been voted the Most Trusted Brand in the Superannuation category by Australians for the 2 consecutive years that the award category has been included in the survey.
Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards - 2014 Personal Pension Fund of the Year
The Smart investor Blue Ribbon Awards are widely acclaimed within the finance industry as the most comprehensive and independent evaluation of banking, insurance and investment products.
AustralianSuper has been awarded the Smart Investor Personal Pension Fund of the Year in 2014.
Employer of Choice for Women (2012)
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.
* 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