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Steady performance during volatility

Published on 1 Jul 2020

Prime Super has a history as a steady performer and investment options offered by the fund are consistently rated in the top quartile when compared to other funds.

An industry analysis of the investment performance and the risk-adjusted profile of MySuper products at 31 March this year ranked Prime Super third in field of 42 Australian super funds. The analysis, by financial services data analyst Rainmaker Information, looks at investment performance with reference to risk and volatility measures.

In addition, a recent SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey March 2020 the Prime Super's five-year returns for key investment options in comparison to other funds[1] are as follows:

Investment option Comparative ranking
over 5 years to 31 March 2020



Managed Growth








Please note: past performance is s not a reliable indicator of future performance.

In an investment market that is experiencing fluctuations that include steep daily and weekly declines, it is important to remember that superannuation is a long-term investment and the market will eventually rebound.

As the challenges from COVID-19 continue, there is closer scrutiny of its effects on the economic and financial sector, including super. We remain in close communication with our investment adviser and investment managers as we continue to review the fund portfolio to respond to market developments.

Our conservative long-term view means we prioritise long term outcomes across all sectors, including traditional growth sectors. This may take a little away from short-term returns but has rewards over the medium to long term.

Prime Super has a robust, disciplined and methodical investment process. We remain committed to our core purpose, to achieve the best possible retirement outcome for all fund members. 

July 2020

[1] Launched in June 2003, the SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey provides comprehensive coverage of superannuation investment performance for Australia's major Master Trusts and Not for Profit funds.

Released monthly, SuperRatings' Fund Crediting Rate Survey covers all traditional investment options. These include: Default, High Growth (91-100), Growth (77-90), Balanced (60-76), Conservative Balanced (41-59), Capital Stable (20-40), Secure (0-19), Australian Shares, International Shares, Property, Diversified Fixed Interest and Cash Options.

SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey March 2020, pg 2

This article contains general information only and does not take account of your personal circumstances. You should obtain personal advice where appropriate. Please note that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. 

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