Super fund fees fall to record low
Super fund fees fall to record low
November 13, 2023
Superannuation fees have fallen 2% over the last financial year to reach to 0.93% per annum, the lowest total expense ratio on record.
Read more
Underperformance in managed funds and superannuation funds
Underperformance in managed funds and superannuation funds
November 7, 2023
Reproducing the returns of indices is proving to a challenge. Over the past year, 76% of actively managed Australian equities funds underperformed.
Read more
Australia faces shortfall of Financial Advisers
Australia faces shortfall of Financial Advisers
November 1, 2023
Australia’s financial adviser numbers have stabilised at 16,000 and is projected to climb, but this may not be enough to avert a supply shortfall.
Read more
ESG Leader Super funds announced for 2023
ESG Leader Super funds announced for 2023
September 27, 2023
15 superannuation funds have received Rainmaker Information’s ESG Leader Rating in 2023.
Read more
Super fund group insurance premiums can halve members’ premium costs
Group insurance can halve members’ premium costs
July 21, 2023
Superannuation fund members who purchase life insurance through their super fund can save up to 50% on regular premium prices offered direct from insurers online.
Read more
Retirees projected to own 55% of all superannuation assets
Retirees projected to own 55% of all superannuation assets
July 18, 2023
Retirees are expected to own half of all superannuation FUM within a decade. Retirees currently own $625 billion in assets within APRA-regulated funds.
Read more
Adviser movements pipeline launched
August 20, 2021
The RainmakerLive adviser movements pipeline shows the movement of financial advisers/planners across AFSLs and financial advice practices.
Read more
ISS to Acquire Rainmaker Information
July 22, 2021
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), announced that one of its group companies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rainmaker Information.
Read more
Managed Discretionary Account advice holds up despite adviser exits
February 13, 2024
The number of financial advisers authorised to provide product specific advice for managed discretionary accounts has fallen the least, at 6.1%
Read more
Australia faces shortfall of Financial Advisers
November 1, 2023
Australia’s financial adviser numbers have stabilised at 16,000 and is projected to climb, but this may not be enough to avert a supply shortfall.
Read more
Financial adviser numbers show signs of recovery
May 30, 2023
For the first time in three and a half years, the number of financial advisers in Australia has increased.
Read more
AFSLs experiencing the largest growth in 2022
February 7, 2023
Ord Minnett, Count Financial and Industry Fund Services achieved the largest net growth in their number of financial advisers in 2022.
Read more
Australia’s financial adviser numbers in 2024
September 28, 2022
The number of financial advisers in Australia has dropped from 26,500 to 16,671 between 2019 and 2022. This begs the question; will this trajectory continue?
Read more
Financial adviser numbers at five-year low
September 14, 2021
There were 19,382 financial advisers in Australia at 30 June 2021, the first financial year since 2015 that ended with numbers falling below 20,000.
Read more
The Better Advice Bill
August 5, 2021
The Financial Sector Reform Better Advice Bill 2021, was introduced into Parliament, proposing four measures affecting financial advice and AFSLs.
Read more
Robo advice could be a $60 billion industry
July 26, 2021
Latest research from Rainmaker Information estimates robo advice in Australia has the potential to become a $60 billion industry.
Read more
Financial adviser numbers decline
August 11, 2020
The number of financial advisers in Australia decreased 16% in FY 2019-20, according to research from the Rainmaker Financial Adviser Report.
Read more
High net worth investment capital
May 31, 2021
Australia's 284,000 high net worth individuals have over $1.4 trillion in available investment capital.
Read more
Exchange Traded Products are winning the distribution war
June 14, 2024
Analysis of net funds flow in the Australian investment products market shows that Exchange Traded Products are stomping the historical world of unlisted unit trusts.
Read more
Indexing set to reach $1 trillion by 2026
February 14, 2024
Indexed investing is on-track to surpass $1 trillion by 2026, when it should account for more than one-quarter of all investment management FUM.
Read more
Underperformance in managed funds and superannuation funds
November 7, 2023
Reproducing the returns of indices is proving to a challenge. Over the past year, 76% of actively managed Australian equities funds underperformed.
Read more
Higher returns from unpopular funds?
April 18, 2023
Investors may make more money if they invest in managed investment products that are in net outflows - when investors are withdrawing money from them.
Read more
$16 billion in annual managed funds net flows
September 21, 2022
The managed funds industry had estimated net flows of $16 billion in the 12 months to 30 June 2022. Australian equities large cap had the highest 12-month net flows with $6 billion.
Read more
Cboe increasing ETF competition in Australia
April 29, 2022
The purchase of Chi-X Asia Pacific by Cboe Global Markets in 2021 accelerated the competition for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) business in Australia.
Read more
Value vs. growth: This too shall pass
April 28, 2022
The difference in the monthly return of international equities value versus international equities growth in January was the highest in the past 20 years.
Read more
ESG managed funds outperform
February 18, 2022
Managed funds with a heavy focus on the environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) outperformed the overall market, showing that having an ESG focus can boost investment performance.
Read more
Winners from Vanguard's mandate switch
February 7, 2022
SSGA and BlackRock were the two main winners from Vanguard's shift from competing for institutional funds to focusing on retail investors.
Read more
Managed fund outperformance rewarded with inflows
December 22, 2021
Managed funds that persistently outperformed were very likely to attract significant inflows within the next 12 months.
Read more
ETF market shifts to active products
November 10, 2021
With the Australian Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) market booming, there is a shift that is seeing more actively managed products enter the market.
Read more
Wholesale managed fund fees fall 7%
February 10, 2021
Wholesale managed fund fees dropped 6% in 2020. Of the asset classes, alternatives has the highest median fees, followed by equities and property.
Read more
Fixed interest and cash ETP update
January 14, 2021
Assets of fixed interest and cash exchanged traded products grew 30% in the 12 months to end September 2020, according to findings from Rainmaker Information.
Read more
LICs market landscape 2020
December 15, 2020
The $44 billion Listed Investment Companies (LIC) sector is now dwarfed by other comparative segments: Exchange Traded Products (ETP), Managed Accounts and mFunds.
Read more
ESG wholesale managed funds outperform
October 29, 2020
ESG-aligned wholesale managed funds continue to outperform in the managed funds market, reveals latest research from Rainmaker Information.
Read more
Australian ESG exchange traded product growth soars
August 7, 2020
ESG products grew at almost triple the rate of the rest of the Australian exchange traded products market.
Read more
Growth in institutional mandates
July 22, 2020
Not for profit super funds and fund managers awarded 413 institutional investment mandates in the 12 months to 31 March 2020.
Read more
Inflows for Australian equities ETPs
April 14, 2020
Investors showed their optimism for local equities by flocking to Australian equities in March, according to latest research.
Read more
ETP market shift a win for investors
January 30, 2020
The Australian Exchange Traded Products (ETP) market capped off a water shed 2019 with a record quarter of net flows equating to $4.8 billion.
Read more
Australians among most active ESG investors
June 5, 2019
Australian investors currently have $30 billion dollars invested in ESG specific offerings, which has grown by 37% in the 12 months to December 2018.
Read more
Wholesale Managed Funds Performance - March 2019
May 15, 2019
The Australian Unity Retail Property Fund and Fidelity China Fund were the highest performing wholesale managed funds over three years to March 2019.
Read more
SMAs dominating the managed accounts market
December 20, 2022
Separately Managed Accounts’ footprint in the managed account sector has jumped from one-third to one-half in just two years.
Read more
Managed accounts market reaches $175 billion
May 26, 2022
Funds under administration (FUA) in managed accounts platforms has continued its rapid growth, increasing by almost 50% p.a. in the last three years.
Read more
Managed accounts lifting up platform market
April 22, 2021
Australia's investment platform market is continuing to be shaken up by managed accounts. Managed accounts now make up $86 billion in funds under advice.
Read more
Model portfolio growth continues
July 3, 2020
Australia's model portfolio landscape is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, with the number of models available on Managed accounts growing by 70%p.a.
Read more
2024 AAA Super Products announced
March 11, 2024
164 superannuation products have received a AAA Quality Rating from Rainmaker Information in 2024.
Read more
Internally managed super fund FUM could reach 43% by 2043
January 18, 2024
As market concentration among super funds increases, the influence of these larger funds predisposes the market to internal management intensifying.
Read more
Super fund fees fall to record low
November 13, 2023
Superannuation fees have fallen 2% over the last financial year to reach to 0.93% per annum, the lowest total expense ratio on record.
Read more
ESG Leader Super funds announced for 2023
September 27, 2023
15 superannuation funds have received Rainmaker Information’s ESG Leader Rating in 2023.
Read more
Group insurance can halve members’ premium costs
July 21, 2023
Superannuation fund members who purchase life insurance through their super fund can save up to 50% on regular premium prices offered direct from insurers online.
Read more
Retirees projected to own 55% of all superannuation assets
July 18, 2023
Retirees are expected to own half of all superannuation FUM within a decade. Retirees currently own $625 billion in assets within APRA-regulated funds.
Read more
MySuper vs ESG portfolio holdings
June 2, 2023
The typical portfolio holdings of MySuper products compared to ESG products showed general consistency, however, a closer look reveals significant differences.
Read more
Record superannuation contributions in 2021-22
April 26, 2023
Australians contributed a record $163 billion into their superannuation accounts in 2021-22, an increase of 13%. It is the third highest annual lift since the 2007-08 Global Financial Crisis.
Read more
2023 AAA Super Products announced
March 29, 2023
158 superannuation products, from 56 super funds, have received a AAA Quality Rating from Rainmaker Information in 2023.
Read more
SMSF market shifts
March 20, 2023
The amount of money contributed into SMSFs has increased year-on-year for the past five years straight, but it's still down two-thirds from what it was before the introduction the TBC in 2017.
Read more
Super disruptors have been disrupted
February 8, 2023
In the space of just a few years, almost all superannuation disruptor products built for young fund members have either collapsed, been shut down or failed.
Read more
Self-managed super fund asset shifts to 2022
November 7, 2022
SMSFs are no longer Australia’s premier superannuation segment, but they still hold $894 billion on behalf of 1.1 million members through 605,470 funds.
Read more
Retirees pay more in superannuation fees
October 13, 2022
Most retirees will pay more in fees during retirement than they would during all the years they were in their accumulation phase.
Read more
International equities indexing outperforms
July 13, 2022
Indexed international equities options have performed 6.4% better than actively managed options over five years.
Read more
2022 ESG Leader Super funds announced
June 29, 2022
Thirty-two superannuation funds have received Rainmaker Information’s ESG Leader Rating, which has been awarded for the first time.
Read more
Australian retirees now prefer not for profit super
May 24, 2022
Australian retirees used to favour retail superannuation funds. Not anymore. Retirees have now shifted their allegiance to not for profit funds.
Read more
Style matters when choosing a super fund
May 16, 2022
Investment style had a significant effect on the returns achieved by international equities super options in the months of January and February 2022.
Read more
2022 AAA Super Products announced
March 17, 2022
200 superannuation products received a AAA Quality Rating for best practice investment performance, fees, insurance, operations and extra services.
Read more
2021 superannuation, ASX and housing returns
February 2, 2022
Australia's share market finished the year up 17%, dragging super funds to a 15% return. Homeowners saw the value of their properties jump more than 20%.
Read more
Super fund influence over the ASX is falling
December 10, 2021
ASX market capitalisation owned by Australia's superannuation funds fell from 39% to 36% in the past four years up to 30 June 2021.
Read more
Super fund fees fall to 1%
October 19, 2021
Average super fund fees continue to fall, dropping 1% during the 2020/21 financial year. Total fees paid by Australians is still below $30 billion.
Read more
Should the Future Fund run default super?
September 16, 2021
With politicians renewing their push for the Future Fund to offer a default MySuper product, would make super fund members better off?
Read more
Big super funds squeezing out competition
August 23, 2021
A wave of super fund mergers is seeing the number of funds in Australia contract at its fastest rate in years.
Read more
Best superannuation returns in 34 years
July 8, 2021
Australian superannuation funds delivered their best financial year returns in 34 years, thanks to strong performance in equities and listed property.
Read more
Best super fund returns in 15 years
May 31, 2021
Superannuation funds post best return in 15 years. The Rainmaker MySuper Index returned 20% in the 12 months ending March 2021.
Read more
Australia's ESG superannuation funds
April 21, 2021
Australian superannuation funds that follow environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles manage over $1.6 trillion. View the top ESG funds.
Read more
2021 AAA Super Products announced
March 19, 2021
Almost 200 superannuation products have been rated AAA as part of Rainmaker Information's annual fund quality assessment.
Read more
Women don't own a fair share of super
March 8, 2021
Women make up 50% of millennial superannuation accounts, yet their account balances represent only 43% of total superannuation money.
Read more
Lifecycle MySuper underperformance
February 4, 2021
Being a member of a lifecycle MySuper product throughout a member's working life could reduce their potential retirement savings by 23% at age 70.
Read more
Time to call out super fund underperformance
January 4, 2021
Rainmaker's 2020 Superannuation Benchmarking Report revealed that across several major asset classes, super funds continues to struggle to match indexes.
Read more
QSuper best value super fund for young people
November 23, 2020
QSuper has emerged as Australia's best value superannuation fund for young people, according to the latest Superannuation Benchmarking report released by Rainmaker Information.
Read more
Asset consultant market share 2020
November 2, 2020
Asset consultants JANA, Frontier and Willis Towers Watson have maintained a consistent market share, as more super funds internalise investments.
Read more
Superannuation fee revenue declines
October 20, 2020
Total superannuation fees paid by Australia's 13 million super fund members in 2019-20 have fallen to an industry-wide average of just 1.04%.
Read more
Fees drop after super mergers
September 7, 2020
Superannuation mergers have led to a 20% decrease in fees for members. In all 11 of the traditional mergers the more expensive fund's fees lowered.
Read more
Superannuation's $3 trillion COVID cost
July 24, 2020
COVID-19 will cost Australia's superannuation industry $3 trillion in foregone growth by 2040.
Read more
Super almost breaks even in FY 2020
July 21, 2020
Superannuation has performed relatively well through COVID. MySuper delivered -0.7% p.a. over one year and 5.0% p.a. over three-years to 30 June.
Read more
Superannuation weathering the COVID-19 crisis
June 5, 2020
Australia's superannuation savings has withstood the COVID-19 financial crisis so far, falling just 0.3% in the 12 months to 31 March 2020, while bolstering cash reserves.
Read more
Super funds bounce back in April
May 11, 2020
Superannuation returns bounced-back in April delivering +2.2% to post their best monthly return since June last year, according to research from Rainmaker Information.
Read more
2020 AAA Super Products announced
April 30, 2020
A total of 201 of Australia's leading superannuation products from a field of more than 600 have been awarded a SelectingSuper AAA Quality rating in a recent industry product assessment.
Read more
COVID-19: SMSFs set to outperform
March 20, 2020
SMSFs may avoid the full brunt of COVID-19's impact on financial markets, thanks to higher than average exposures to cash and low-volatility assets.
Read more
Gender-diverse teams outperform
March 6, 2020
Super funds with a higher than average proportion of women in leadership positions out-performed male-dominated funds by 0.6% p.a. over three years.
Read more
Super fees fall for first time in six years
October 15, 2019
Gross superannuation fees have fallen for the first time in six years, down to $32 billion. Super fund members in Australia are now paying 1.1% in fees on average.
Read more
HESTA leads risk-adjusted MySuper products
October 1, 2019
Australia's best risk-adjusted MySuper products to 30 June 2019 are HESTA, Hostplus, CBus, Media Super and NGS Super.
Read more
No correlation between MySuper risk and returns
July 9, 2019
Superannuation products need to be assessed individually to see whether they are achieving their risk-adjusted investment objectives for members.
Read more
Super funds could own more than half the ASX
May 17, 2019
Super funds in Australia hold $700 billion in ASX-listed Australian equities and could control more than half of the ASX within 15 years.
Read more
Women in leadership can add $55,000 to your super
March 7, 2019
Superannuation funds with higher female representation on their boards and in their leadership teams achieve greater returns for their members.
Read more
Risk Market Inflows rise 1.1%
February 16, 2024
Insurance risk market inflows rose slightly by 1.1% over the 2023 calendar year, from $18.0 billion to $18.2 billion.
Read more
Get connected with leading insights for financial services professionals

Contact our Business Development team to receive further details of Rainmaker's products and services.

GET IN TOUCH