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The 10 top performing super funds of 2018

The median growth super fund finished the 2018 financial year up a 9.2%. Hostplus took the top spot for the best performing growth fund with 12.5%. The better performing funds were those that had higher allocations to listed shares and to unlisted assets — property, infrastructure and private equity. The […]
The 10 top performing super funds of 2018
Markets

The top 10 performing Australian superannuation growth funds of 2017

Superannuation funds did very well in 2017. The median growth fund ended up at 10.8%, the sixth consecutive positive annual return and well ahead of the performance targets set by the funds themselves. AustralianSuper took the top spot with 13.6%, and even the worst performing fund delivered a respectable 7.6%. […]
The top 10 performing Australian superannuation growth funds of 2017
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Superannuation funds are heading for an eighth year of growth

Median growth superannuation funds returned 8.5% for the first nine months of the financial year and are heading for an eighth year in a row of positive returns. In the March quarter, the median growth fund, holding 61% to 80% in growth assets, was up 2.5%. The previous two quarters […]
Superannuation funds are heading for an eighth year of growth
Markets

Super funds are doing better this financial year

Super funds, after the 2.3% return disaster in the 2016 financial year, did well in the September quarter, with the the median growth fund returning 3.1% . Equity markets, the main drivers of growth fund returns, had a strong quarter. Australian shares gained 5.2% while international shares were up 4.8%. […]
Super funds are doing better this financial year