See how independent research and ratings agencies have awarded and rated
Small Fund of the Year 2016
The Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards recognise excellence in the superannuation industry. Award winners set benchmarks for innovation and the provision of outstanding services and support to fund members. Winning funds are determined on a range of criteria set and applied by an independent expert selection committee. Kinetic Super was selected as the best small super fund based on fees, member services, investment, insurance and the fund’s pension offering. ‘Small fund’ refers to funds managing up to $5 billion in assets.
Group Super Term & TPD Rider Product - 2016
The Money Management Adviser Choice Risk Awards recognise excellence in the life/risk industry. Kinetic Super was awarded Gold in the Super Group Policy Benefits Group Super Term & TPD Rider Product category for Life and Total & Permanent Disablement insurance offered within super products. A panel of experienced risk advisers were asked to rank the importance of features, benefits, product definitions and price of life/risk insurance products, with Kinetic Super’s offering receiving the highest score.
Independent super research and ratings company, SuperRatings, reviews over 300 aspects of a super fund’s offering. These include investments, fees, insurance, service delivery, member education, financial planning facilities, employer support and fund governance.
Rising Star Finalist 2014
Kinetic Super was a finalist in SuperRatings 'Rising Star' 2014 Award.
SuperRatings’ ‘Rising Star’ award recognises funds that have excelled in enhancing its value proposition to members by improving services and benefits.
As well as awarding funds for excellence, SuperRatings also rates funds to provide a guide on a fund’s value.
Some recent ratings we've received:
- Gold Rating (MySuper) 2017
- Gold Rating (Choice Super) 2017
- Gold Rating (Pension) 2017
Five Apples - 20172
Independent ratings agency, Chant West, uses apples to rate super funds so consumers can compare ‘apples with apples’. Their highest rating, ‘5 Apples’, recognises quality and the merits of a super fund relative to industry standards. This rating is based on a fund’s organisational strengths, investments, fees, insurance, administration and member services.
To see how Kinetic Super stacks up against other super funds, use Chant West’s online AppleCheck tool.
- Five Apples (Kinetic Super) 2017
- Five Apples (Kinetic Smart Pension) 2017
Best Balanced Super Fund - 2015
Kinetic Super was selected from SuperRatings’ platinum, gold and silver-rated funds. To qualify, each fund had to be a public-offer fund with more than
$3 billion under management and to have at least a five-year track record. Kinetic Super was chosen on the basis of five-year performance, net all fees and fund taxes as at June 30, 2014.
Four stars - Kinetic Super (Starter, Builder, Wealth Accumulator life stages) - 2015
Every year CANSTAR research and rate superannuation products according to a strict criteria that balances cost with features and assesses the value offered by each fund across four different life stages.
In 2015 CANSTAR compared 67 super funds, with the primary criterion to compare only those funds which any working member of the public can join. For this reason they have not rated corporate funds, restricted industry and employer funds or self-managed super funds. Instead, they concentrated on both Industry and Retail funds that anyone can join.
Recent super rating for outstanding value:
- Four stars (Kinetic Super) – 2015 (Starter, Builder, Wealth Accumulator life stages)
Super Investment Professional Award for Excellence - 2014
Kinetic Super’s Chief Investment Officer, Paul Kessell, has been recognised for his outstanding work in the not-for-profit superannuation sector by winning the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees’ (AIST) 2014 Super Investment Professional Award for Excellence.