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24.01.13

Superratings' Media Release January 2013

2012 SUPER RETURNS EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS

2012 has been a strong year for superannuants, with Balanced funds delivering 11.7% in the 2012 Calendar Year. This result is the first double digit return in a calendar year since 2009. Australian Shares and International Shares were the largest drivers of the result, with returns of 17.9% and 13.6% respectively. In addition, all option types recorded positive performances for the year. Analysis of Balanced options shows that 90% of options returned over 10% for the year, ensuring that strong returns have been experienced by the majority of Australians. After numerous challenging years, those members in higher growth options reaped the greatest rewards, with High Growth and Growth options outperforming Cash by around 10% with returns of 14.4% and 13.2% respectively.

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