26 May 2022

UniSuper, the $110 billion fund now open to all Australians, has won Super Fund of the Year and Best Fund: Advice Services awards from Chant West.

UniSuper has won Super Fund of the Year and Best Fund: Advice Services in the 2022 Chant West Awards.

This follows the fund securing Chant West’s Pension Fund of the Year in 2021 and is the latest in a slew of recognitions from various organisations, including Money Magazine’s Best Fund of the Year 2022.

Chant West is Australia’s trusted source of superannuation and pension research for financial advisors, super funds, organisations and individuals. Each year, it gives awards to those funds that exceed expectations and provide excellent service to their members.

The Super Fund of the Year Award celebrates UniSuper’s competitive advantages: from the fund’s in-house investment management that keeps fees low, to its leading ESG initiatives and investment offerings, and its dedicated advice services backed by their genuine care for UniSuper members and employers.

UniSuper’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Chun says that winning Super Fund of the Year is a testament to the fund’s well-rounded product offering.

“UniSuper aims to be Australia’s best super fund and we are constantly striving to improve our product – whether it’s our sustainable investment strategy, our cost-effective investment management, or our robust advisory service – we are working to help members secure retirement outcomes.”

UniSuper’s expert advice team helps members at all stages of their financial journey, by providing guidance on how best to manage and grow their wealth. In the past year alone, the team supported more than 74,000 advice conservations with fund members.

UniSuper’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Chun says that this quality advisory service is key to helpings members secure great retirement outcomes.

“Helping our members to create a future worth retiring for that doesn’t cost the earth is our top priority.  UniSuper is proud to have unmatched general advice capability supporting our members to make informed choices about their super. This talented team help our members set themselves up to make their retirement dreams come true.”

As a fund that prioritises the retirement outcomes of its members, UniSuper is dedicated to providing the best financial advice and guidance to Australians.

“Our advisors are well equipped to assist our members move from saving to spending and help that transition from the accumulation phase to retirement”

“Opening up to all Australians last year afforded us an opportunity to bring our expert advice team to the wider community, and we are proud to secure awards that recognise this.”

More importantly, Mr Chun believes, the awards reflect UniSuper’s commitment to excellence in driving retirement outcomes for members.

“Retirement advice and assistance is an important part of how UniSuper helps our members achieve greater retirement outcomes. Our members look to us in the lead up to – and into – retirement for both assistance and advice,” 

“We look forward to working with government on further sector reform, and to contribute meaningfully to the upcoming quality of advice review as an industry leader.”

This year, UniSuper was also nominated as a finalist in the following categories: 

  • Pension Fund of the Year
  • Best Fund: Investments
  • Best Fund: Insurance
  • Best Fund: Responsible Investing
  • Best Fund: Longevity.

 


For more information

Arden Baker
Consultant, Porter Novelli
M: 0408 715 171
E: abaker@porternovelli.com.au

Alicia Rieniets
Manager, Brand, Media & Social
UniSuper
M: 0613 8831 6032
alicia.rieniets@unisuper.com.au 

Note to editors

UniSuper is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds and is run solely for the benefit of its members. For forty years, UniSuper has been managing super for people employed in the higher education and research sector. UniSuper currently invests close to $110 billion on behalf of over 500,000 members.

 

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