AUSTSAFE MEDIA RELEASE: Member services the key for AustSafe Super as it clocks 30 years

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The super fund for regional and rural Australia, AustSafe Super, has reaffirmed its commitment to member services and the financial prosperity of its member base as it celebrates its 30th year since inception.

Founded in 1988, the Fund began operations with 1,000 members to now represent a total of 105,000 members with $2.4 billion funds under management.

 

According to AustSafe Super chief executive, Craig Stevens, the Fund’s success is underpinned by its commitment to deliver value to members through its local approach, access to financial advice and, ultimately, strong investment performance.

“As an industry super fund, our members benefit from a fund that’s run just for them, by people who understand their needs throughout their working lives and into retirement.

“The board, executive and administration of the business are rightfully proud of all that the Fund has been able to achieve in growing and protecting our members’ super. We remain confident that our member services initiatives, namely our regional management team, MoneyTree financial literacy program and investment seminars, will continue to drive the acquisition of new members while representing a value-add to our existing members,” he said.

The Fund has recorded particularly strong performance from the MySuper (Balanced) investment option over the last financial year, returning 11.12% p.a. for the year to 30 June 2017, well above the medium balanced return of 9.74% p.a.

In the past 12 months, AustSafe Super was announced as the winner of the Best Growth Super Fund in the Money Magazine Best of the Best Awards, as well as being a finalist in the Rainmaker Selecting Super Awards’ Innovation Award for Millennial Superannuation. It was also announced as the second top performing super fund for the 12 months to December, 2017, in a report by leading research and consultancy firm, Chant West.