WA Super News

Welcome to the Summer edition of SuperNews for 2018

05/12/2018

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As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the year we have all had.

Much has happened this year, so it’s important for all of us, even in our busy lives to stop and take a breath and acknowledge the past events and clear a space for future plans.

When

What’s happened

February

Concept One merged with WA Super – adding 20,000 members to the Fund

June

Introduced our new online Find and Combine tool for lost super

August

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

October

Website upgrades and refreshed content for the Investment section

October

New look 2017/18 Annual Statements sent

October

Launched WA Super’s Boring is Super, Until it Isn’t! media awareness campaign

October

New SuperClick Advice functionality introduced online

October/ November

WA Super nominated as a finalist in various 2018 Industry Awards for Best Small Fund, Best Chief Investment Officer, Best New Innovation and Fund Rising Star of the year

October/ November

Commenced our new Retirement and TTR seminar and workshop series for members

September to November

Partnership with The West Australian to produce the “Who is the Bo$$” consumer survey

November

Various fee reductions and reduced investment switch timeframes

December

WA Super wins the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) Best Member Facing project for our Simple Super advice tool

Recent volatility in investment markets we believe will continue as trade tensions and worldwide economic concerns have still yet to fully play out in the markets. I also strongly encourage you to read our Chief Investment Officer’s recent article so you can arm yourself with some of the facts about investment risk and how your money is invested. Our default investment option is less weighted to shares than other “Balanced” funds, so this option is less impacted by the recent falls in the share and bond markets.  

You may have seen our recent Boring is Super media campaign. Just the mere mention of the word superannuation is enough to make some people yawn. We don't think Super is Boring, but our research showed that many people don’t engage with their super until it’s too late. We believe by doing a few boring things now, will make a big difference later.  So give us a call, log into member online or send us an email to see how we can help you make super a lot less boring.

It’s been a busy year for us and we don’t anticipate the pace slowing down next year. We will keep you informed along the way but if you have any topics, questions, concerns or feedback, please feel free to email us at info@wasuper.com.au. We would love to hear from you.

Festive season closure

  • WA Super will be closed from 10.30am (WST) on Friday 14 December 2018 so our hard working staff can attend our office Christmas party.
  • WA Super will also be closed from 3pm (WST) on Monday 24 December 2018 until 8.30am (WST) on 2 January 2019.

From all of us at WA Super we wish you and your families a safe and not-so-boring Christmas and new year.

Best wishes 

Fabian Ross
Chief Executive Officer 

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