Active Super vs AustralianSuper – These are two well known super funds – but do you know how they differ, or which could be the better fit for you? To make it easy, we’ve compared the key features of both funds side by side.
AustralianSuper is the largest superannuation fund in Australia, and is a not-for-profit fund with an industry membership base. Membership is open to anyone within Australia.
Active Super is an Retail super fund and is linked to no particular industry. It is a fund with Open membership.
Active Super vs AustralianSuper: How do fees compare?
When comparing AustralianSuper and Active Super, AustralianSuper has annual percentage based fees, with a 0.66% investment based fee, compared to Active Super’s percentage based fees of 1.06%. AustralianSuper has a flat fee of 52, while Active Super has a flat fee of 66.04.
Active Super vs AustralianSuper: How does performance compare?
|Type of fund||Industry super fund not linked to any specific industry.||Retail fund linked to no particular industry.|
|Default Fees (Based on 50K)||$382||$596.04|
|Asset Allocation (MySuper option)||AustralianSuper Balanced:
International Shares - 28.5%
Australian Shares - 23.5%
Alternative - 14%
|Active Super - Balanced :
International Shares - 27%
Australian Shares - 25%
Alternative - 26%
|Performance (MySuper option)*||AustralianSuper Balanced:
1 Year: 7.48%
3 Year: 7.42%
5 Year: 6.48%
|Active Super - Balanced :
1 Year: 6.49%
3 Year: 6.86%
5 Year: 5.44%
|Product Disclosure Statement||AustralianSuper Product Disclosure Statement||Active Super Product Disclosure Statement|
For a more comprehensive breakdown of perfomance see our AustralianSuper Performance and Active Super Performance pages.
*Performance as at 31-08-2023.
How does AustralianSuper and Active Super insurance compare?
Insurance is also an important factor to consider when looking at superannuation options, as some funds may also provide insurance cover – such as life cover and TPD insurance. Insurance fees will affect super balance, so ensuring you’re happy with the deal you have is vital. Based on ratings from Omnilife, AustralianSuper received an insurance rating of 68, whilst Active Super received a 56 for its insurance options. You can get quotes for insurance that can be funded through your super and apply for the best rated cover for you. This approach will in most cases provide a better outcome than the default insurance cover provided by super funds.
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