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 Choice Income)
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.*
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.**
Conexus Financial Superannuation Fund of the Year
Conexus Financial Large Fund of the Year
Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards Winner
AustralianSuper won three of the nine awards in the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards for 2015.
Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards
Industry Super Fund of the Year and Best Pension Fund
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.
Canstar – Outstanding Value – Account Based Pensions
Awarded for Choice Income product (2015).
Canstar – Outstanding Value – Superannuation
Awarded for several consecutive years (2008–2014).
Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands
Superannuation category winner
AustralianSuper has been voted the Most Trusted Brand in the Superannuation category by Australians for three consecutive years (2013–2015).
WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
AustralianSuper was awarded the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation in 2015 for taking a strategic and systematic approach to achieving a gender diverse workforce.
* For further information about the methodology used by Chant West, see www.chantwest.com.au. 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.