We regularly receive top ratings and awards from our industry’s leading rating agencies.
We don’t exist to win awards, but it feels good to be recognised by industry peers for doing what we exist for - building a better future for all Australians.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve grown to become one of Australia’s largest public offer funds. Through this growth we’ve maintained our commitment to offering safe and secure superannuation and quality financial advice.
It’s this focus and commitment that has led us to winning many Awards and being judged consistently highly by our industry’s rating agencies.
Our industry ratings
Every year super funds are assessed by Ratings Agencies and positioned against other funds in the market. We consistently rate highly across all products.
Rainmaker SelectingSuper 2020 annual ratings
- Rainmaker Selecting Super AAA Quality Assessment rating for Employer Sponsored (including MySuper), Personal and Income Stream
SuperRatings 2020 annual ratings
- Platinum rating for First State Super Employer Sponsored, Personal and Income Stream
- 7, 10 and 15 Year Platinum Performance for Employer Sponsored, Personal and Income Stream (2009-20)
Chant West 2020 annual ratings
- 5 Apples super rating
- 5 Apples pension rating
Our industry awards
Over the past few years we have been awarded some of the super industry's highest achievements. Here are some of the awards we have received:
SuperRatings 2020 Fund of the Year Awards
- 2020 MySuper of the Year Finalist
- 2020 Best New Innovation of the Year Finalist
ESG Incorporation Initiative of the Year Award
Physical Climate Change Portfolio Risk Assessment Award
- Award for our Climate Change Adaptation Plan - 2019
Conexus Financial Superannuation
- Best Advice Offering 2019
- Best Fund Integrity 2019
We were also finalists for other Chant West awards:
- Finalist – Super Fund of the Year – 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015
- Finalist – Pension Fund of the Year – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- Finalist – Best Fund: Insurance – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013
- Finalist – Best Fund: Investments – 2020, 2016
- Finalist – Best Fund: Advice Services – 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Super Review's Super Fund of the Year awards
- Best Public Sector Fund, 2014, 2016 and 2019.
- Best Performing Moderate Industry Fund 2019.
- Rainmaker Selecting Super 2017 - My Super Lifestage Product of the year.
- We won the Best Growth Super Fund (High Growth Option) in 2015 and 2016.
Sydney Design Awards – Digital – New Service or Application
- The First State Super app was awarded Gold at the 2019 Sydney Design Awards for the category Digital - New Service or Application.
We have been nominated as a finalist for SuperRatings' 2020 MySuper of the Year Award. The fund is also nominated as a finalist for SuperRatings’ 2020 Best New Innovation Award for First State Super Explorer.