We were judged Industry Super Fund of the Year in the 2012 Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon awards. We won the award for maintaining quality investment processes and keeping costs under control during recent tough market conditions. We were also recognised for being prepared to innovate in searching for ways to generate solid returns for members.
Five Apples is Chant West's rating for the highest quality funds. It means our investments, fees, insurance, administration, customer service and overall organisational strength rates well compared to industry best practice.
Five Apples is Chant West's rating for the highest quality pension funds. It means our investments, fees, administration, member service and organisational strength rates well compared to industry best practice.
In 2011 our pension not only delivered solid returns, it also demonstrated across the board strength. This placed our account-based pension among the top ten pension funds in Australia, as rated by Chant West.
Platinum is SuperRating's rating for the best value for money funds. It means our fund rates well on investment returns, fees, insurance, administration, financial advice and safety and security for your super money.
We were a finalist in SuperRating's 2013 Super of the Year awards.
SuperRatings said, ‘with Australians now being forced to rely on their super funds right through their working life until well into their retirement, the Fund of the Year seeks to recognise the best “end to end” service in the industry.' SuperRatings reviewed over 300 pre-retirement products and 150 Pension products to determine the winner. From each of these categories a short list of ten was determined.
Our account-based pension was a finalist in SuperRating's 2012 Pension of the Year awards.
SuperRatings said, ‘these awards continue to recognise those in the industry who are at the forefront of product design and innovation, as well as delivering on their promise to members.'
Caring for and investing in our staff, as well as maintaining a fair, open and respectful workplace, placed us at number 31 on The Great Place to Work® Institute list of the '50 Best Companies to Work For' in Australia. We also ranked in the top 50 places to work in 2011, 2010 and 2009.
The Institute defines a great place to work as a place where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.
Bruce Watson, AUSCOAL Super's Chief Executive Officer, was awarded the highly prestigious Fund Executives Association Limited Fund Executive of the Year award, recognising outstanding leadership and achievement by a fund executive within the Australian superannuation industry.
Bruce was selected for demonstrating innovative and outstanding leadership in responding to the needs of the fund and its members during a challenging year. It's a great gong for Bruce and AUSCOAL Super and demonstrates once again the high calibre people managing members' retirement savings.