Filters make it easy to remove investment options you are not interested in. Once you have selected your Filter, close the menu using the “X” or hit the See Investments button to check out your short list.
We discuss the Filter options in more detail below. Throughout this article you may come across terms you’re unfamiliar with, if this is the case, our financial terms article may help you to understand them better.
Net return range
A net return is what is left in your pocket after the super fund takes out their fees. We use a net compounding return as our key comparison metric as it considers investment performance, fees and the impact of compounding interest (earning interest on your interest) each year.
To adjust the net return graph, simply drag the ends of the slider to the return percentage you would like in your comparison list.
The fee range compares funds based on total management fees. This graph does not consider the performance of the super fund, just how much they will take out of your super account each year.
To adjust the fee graph, simply drag the ends of the slider to the fee percentage you would like in your comparison list.
Most super funds offer a range of investment options. Each option represents a different investment strategy. You can select an investment strategy, or combination of strategies and the platform will automatically remove the rest.
For more information about the different investment options check out our Guide to Financial Terms Investment Options article.
Super is a long-term investment, so chasing last months or even last year’s best investment return is not generally a 'super' great strategy.
We encourage you to check the performance of investments over several return periods – 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years to get a full picture of an investment’s historic performance.
As you increase the return period, some investment options will no longer appear. This is because the super fund may only have launched a product a few years ago and there is no long-term performance data available.
Investment sector and other investment options
Super funds offer a range of investment strategies to meet the needs of different members. Each strategy allocates different amounts of your super money to growth and defensive assets.
You can use the filter to select which investment sectors and other investment options you would like to have returned in your fund list. You can get a more detailed breakdown of the investment strategy and asset allocation by reading the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
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General advice disclaimer
This is general information only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. You should assess whether the information is appropriate for you having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs and consider obtaining independent professional advice before making an investment decision. If information relates to a specific financial product you should obtain a copy of the product disclosure statement for that product and consider that statement before make a decision whether to acquire the product.