Can anyone recommend a low-fee personal super fund?

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  1. SpacePete

    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Thinking of switching from Colonial First State. Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
     
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    I did the research a few years ago and moved from BT (Westpac) into Sunsuper. Fees were much lower.

    Try taking a look at the ratings websites like Canstar. Usually they provide comparisons.
     
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    Low fees are good. BUT it's not everything. Check out historical returns etc etc.

    A higher fee fund with 2.5% fee giving you 10% return is better.....
    A lower fee fund with 0.5% fee giving you 5% return is shite in comparison.
     
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    Naphthalene Man Active Member Silver Stacker

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    try first state super, i think that they are pretty low fees
     
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    errol43 New Member Silver Stacker

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    When you check the returns P.A. check the losses in 2007 to 2009. See which ones performed best when the markets went into the red.

    Regards Errol 43
     
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    +1 for that. There was $70k difference between the best and worst performing Super over the last decade on $100k so saving a few hundred on fees might not be worth it. I always hear good things about Care and Rest.

    Surprised you don't have an SMSF.
     
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    Australian Super (industry fund) no good, Pete?
    Been with them for years, they doing well.
     
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    I changed from First State to ING Living Super a month or so back.

    Wasn't so much about fees but the ability to choose my own direct investments. Still not as good as a SMSF but it's only 1 step away.

    One thing to watch out for is the life insurance. If you have it you can't transfer it and a new policy will potentially sting you or put you on a waiting list.
     
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    That's a good point about having some selection. Sunsuper (as I'm sure a lot of the larger funds do) provide a large range of managed funds/ETFs within their portfolio and allow you to allocate yourself. I started out doing this but then re-allocated to a life-cycle fund which automatically changes your risk profile and allocation as you get older.

    As for returns, you unless you are a sophisticated investor (and even if you are one), for super you would probably want to go with the index fund strategy of taking a tiny slice of the whole market and take the average market return (with much lower fees). Almost no actively managed fund (with much higher fees) can beat over a long period of time.
     
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    Would recommend first state or hesta
     

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