Have you had a chance to review the year end results of your SMSF and compare them to the latest returns of the commercial super funds who manage the majority (2/3rds) of the super pool in Australia, and bonds?
SMSFs have outperformed the commercial funds in 4 out of 6 years according to a collation of data by SuperGuide from 2007-2012, with SMSF returns ranging from 16.7% to -6.7% according to ATO statistical reports of average returns.
The Financial Standard website reports on the latest Rainmaker research – The Selecting Super MySuper (ie Workplace) rolling 12 month performance index fell sharply during September to return 9.0% compared to 11.1% at end July and 10.6% at end June.
Three year super fund average annual returns are, however, higher at 11.7% pa with
Five year average annual returns at 7.5% pa and
10 year average annual returns at 6.7% pa.
Rainmaker, SelectingSuper’s research partner, noted that –
Not-for-profit (NFP) super funds achieved 12 month returns of 9.3% and
Retail funds (ie corporate master trusts and retail MySuper products) achieved 7.9% …
The top five Workplace super funds (by MySuper and default options) over the 12 months were Telstra Super with 11.5%, Statewide with 11.2%, PSSap with 10.8%, AustSafe with 10.7% and both AUSCOAL and Kinetic Super with 10.5%.
The top five Personal funds (by balanced options over 12 months) were
Zurich Super Plan with 12.4%, Statewide with 11.2%, both Telstra Super and AustSafe with 10.7% and Equipsuper with 10.0%.
The top five Retirement funds (by balanced options over 12 months) were
Zurich ABP with 13.5%, QSuper with 12.4%, Telstra Super with 12.0%, VISSF with 11.5% and both Statewide and UniSuper with 11.2%.
To compare with Bonds and Cash –
Domestic and international bonds meanwhile posted returns of 6.0% and 8.5% respectively.
Cash returned 2.7% and direct property 10% but A-REITs have returned 12% which continues their volatile ride as at end August they were posting returns of 20%.
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