SuperNews brings you useful tips, interesting stories and important information about your super. Check out the articles below for the latest news on your fund and the wider super industry.
Investing in innovation
Venture capital is a growing part of our investment portfolio
As a First State Super member, you’re investing in some of the world’s top brands, buildings, hospitals and roads. But did you know that you’re also investing in driverless cars and Australia’s coolest technology company?
A minute with Michael
Bringing new ideas to life
Teaming up with specialist venture capital partners is a great way to keep Australian innovation in Australia.
Strong returns for the 2016-17 year
Members enjoyed strong performance from most asset classes for the year to 30 June 2017. Double-digit returns in major share markets, and good returns from alternatives such as infrastructure, direct property and private equity, gave members in our diversified (pre-mixed options) the best returns for several years.
Helping you understand investment
costs and fees
On 30 September 2017, new rules for reporting investment fees and costs came into effect. While there are no new or additional fees, under the new rules all super funds are providing more detail about the costs incurred when investing their members’ super.
Why super is still great
The contribution rules have changed but super’s tax benefits remain firmly in place
New rules from 1 July this year changed the super landscape yet again and you may be wondering whether you should continue to build your savings through super. The good news is that super continues to offer great tax breaks.
Your questions answered
What's got you thinking?
In each issue, we respond to common questions members are asking.
Why being irrational is perfectly rational
It’s perfectly normal for our unconscious biases to influence our decision-making, but it’s also irrational
Mark Twain once quipped that October was a dangerous month to buy stocks, along with July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. (That’s all of them, by the way).
Your fund in the community
Helping the community is important to our members, and important to us
Our members work in occupations that care for the community, so we like to support and stay involved in their initiatives as much as we can.
Keeping you up to date
Stay informed with the latest developments in super and your fund
There have been a few changes to the fund’s features and benefits over the past six months. Here’s a snapshot of the main ones.