Super funds down 10.5% so far in March, seeing benefits of diversification

Super fund investments have fallen less than some have feared, but are still down 10.5% for March so far. Chant West estimates that the ‘median growth fund’ – with 61-80% invested in growth assets – is down 10.5% so far in March (figure released Tuesday 17 March). “However, with markets whipsawing from session to session… Continue reading Super funds down 10.5% so far in March, seeing benefits of diversification

Impressive start for super fund returns in 2020, up 1.9% in January

Investment returns for superannuation funds are off to an “impressive start” in 2020, returning 1.9% for the month of January, says Chant West. Following from a “stellar” 2019 – which saw the median growth fund returning 14.7% – super funds have recorded a strong start to the 2020 calendar year. According to Chant West, the… Continue reading Impressive start for super fund returns in 2020, up 1.9% in January

Outstanding returns for super funds in 2019, best year since 2013

Superannuation funds had an “outstanding” financial performance in 2019, according to firm Chant West, which described it as a “standout year”. The ‘median growth fund’ – with 61-80% invested in growth assets, and in which the majority of Australians have their super invested – returned 14.7% for the 2019 calendar year. For a calendar year,… Continue reading Outstanding returns for super funds in 2019, best year since 2013

Super funds on track for bumper year of investment returns

Superannuation funds are heading for a “bumper” year of investment returns in 2019, according to firm Chant West. There is a “strong likelihood” of super fund investment returns being comfortably in the double digits for the 2019 calendar year, after a “strong” November. The ‘media growth fund’ – with 61-80% invested in growth assets –… Continue reading Super funds on track for bumper year of investment returns

Super funds have “good chance” of double digit returns in 2019

The outlook for super fund returns for the rest of 2019 is positive, with firm Chant West saying funds have a “good chance” of finishing the calendar year with double digit returns. The ‘median growth fund’, which has 61-80% invested in growth assets, was up 0.4% in the month of October, and up an “impressive”… Continue reading Super funds have “good chance” of double digit returns in 2019

Solid start to 2019/20 for super fund returns, median fund up 2%

Super fund investment returns are off to a “solid start” for 2019/20, up 2% in the September quarter, according to research firm Chant West. The ‘median growth fund’ – with 61-80% invested in growth assets – was up 1.2% for the month of September 2019, putting the return for the quarter at 2%. Shares, both… Continue reading Solid start to 2019/20 for super fund returns, median fund up 2%

Volatile month on stock markets leaves super funds down in August

Superannuation fund investment returns were down somewhat in August 2019, but remain positive so far in 2019/20. According to firm Chant West, the ‘median growth fund’ – with 61%-80% invested in growth assets – was down 0.5% for the month of August. Though, after the 1.4% return in July, this leaves such funds up 0.9%… Continue reading Volatile month on stock markets leaves super funds down in August

Growth super funds in the red so far this financial year, conservative funds still positive

The median growth super fund investment option is in the red for the financial year to date, according to Chant West, while the conservative option is estimated to still be in the black. Super funds have had a “mixed start” to investment returns in 2019/20, said research firm Chant West, with funds up in July… Continue reading Growth super funds in the red so far this financial year, conservative funds still positive

Super funds break record with tenth year of positive returns

Superannuation funds have made it to a record-breaking tenth consecutive year of positive investment returns. According to Chant West, the ‘median growth fund’, with 61%-80% in growth assets and representing the fund most Australians have, was up 7% for the 2018/19 financial year. Chant West senior investment manager Mano Mohankumar said super fund members should… Continue reading Super funds break record with tenth year of positive returns

Early estimate has super funds returning 7.1% in 2018/19

An early estimate has the median growth super fund returning 7.1% in 2018/19, which would be the tenth consecutive year of positive returns. Superannuation funds are “poised” for a record-breaking tenth consecutive financial year of positive investment returns, according to research firm Chant West. An early estimate has the ‘median growth fund’ – with 61%… Continue reading Early estimate has super funds returning 7.1% in 2018/19