Rainmaker Research Update: Superannuation returns

Superannuation fees

Superannuation fees

$30.1 billion in superannuation fees paid annually
Risk adjusted returns

Risk adjusted returns

MySuper 3-year returns' volatility has almost doubled between 2019 and 2021
Superannuation performance


Median MySyper returns for the year to end March 2022 was 7.8%.

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Rainmaker Information was founded in 1992, the same year as the superannuation guarantee. In that time, Rainmaker has established a reputation for being a pioneering voice in superannuation for performance, insurance and fee analysis, risk adjusted returns, ESG, market projections and more.

Rainmaker's suite of software, benchmarking tools, research and consulting services assist superannuation funds with Prudential Standard SPS 515 Strategic Planning and Member Outcomes compliance, as required by APRA.

Rainmaker's performance, fees and insurance datasets cover corporate, government, industry and retail funds across workplace, personal and retirement sectors.

Built on comprehensive superannuation data, Rainmaker's products clarify movements in the industry or within specific funds such as asset allocation, membership contribution, analysis of returns, mandate movements, engagement with investment managers, market share, people movements and fee comparisons.

Products about the superannuation industry
RainmakerLive Superannuation


The RainmakerLive Superannuation terminal offers integrated access to research, news, data and benchmarking tools that support trustees, investment, strategy, product and marketing teams with competitive intelligence and SPS 515 compliance.
Superannuation research

Research Reports

Rainmaker's Superannuation Benchmarking, Institutional Roundup, Mandate Chaser reports along with risk metrics and performance tables offer a comprehensive and regular market overview as well as performance insights.


SelectingSuper provides members, employers and financial advisers with information about the performance, features and mechanics of superannuation, while also assessing funds through ratings and awards programs.
Rainmaker SelectingSuper AAA Quality Assessment Rating

Ratings and Awards

Super funds are assessed through the AAA Quality Ratings program and Rainmaker's research is the foundation of Money magazine's Best of the Best superannuation awards. The awards span across asset classes, market segments and MySuper divisions.
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