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Stay up to date with all the latest Australian Retirement Trust news and announcements.


ART finalises global search for new Chief Executive Officer - 14/12/2023
Australian Retirement Trust has announced the appointment of David Anderson as its next Chief Executive Officer following an extensive global search and selection process.


ART welcomes Federal Government’s financial advice reforms - 07/12/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of the nation’s largest superannuation funds, is welcoming the Federal Government’s proposal to overhaul how Australians access financial advice.


ART delivers its largest corporate transition with Commonwealth Bank Group Super - 20/11/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest super funds, has successfully merged with the $12.3b Commonwealth Bank Group Super (Group Super) plan.


Australian Retirement Trust wins Finder Customer Satisfaction Award 2023 - 10/11/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has been named as the winner of Finder’s Customer Satisfaction Awards for 2023 in the super funds category.


Australian Retirement Trust appoints Head of Investment Resilience and Planning - 07/11/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has announced the appointment of Jody Fitzgerald as Head of Investment Resilience and Planning.


ART receives Morningstar Medallist RatingTM of ‘Silver’ - 03/11/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART) received an upgraded Morningstar Medallist RatingTM for four of its Super Savings diversified investment options (Growth, Balanced, Retirement, and Conservative) from ‘Bronze’ to ‘Silver’.


Australian Retirement Trust wins big at the SuperRatings Super Fund of the Year Awards 2023 - 26/10/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has won Best Super Fund as voted for by financial advisers and the Fund’s Acting Chief of Retirement, Anne Fuchs, Industry Thought Leader of the Year at the 2023 SuperRatings Super Fund of the Year Awards.


ART Net Zero Roadmap - 22/09/2023
Australian Retirement Trust targets 43% emission intensity reduction by 2030 across specified asset classes with launch of its Net Zero 2050 Roadmap.


ART CEO Bernard Reilly stands down - 07/09/2023
The ART Board has today announced that Bernard Reilly has informed them of his intention to leave the Fund in February 2024, two years after executing Australia’s largest superannuation merger.


ART hits $260 billion in retirement savings with Woolworths and Endeavour Group - 22/08/2023
Australian Retirement Trust, has completed a Successor Fund Transfer (SFT) with Woolworths Group and Endeavour Group, welcoming over 25,000 new members from Australia’s largest employer.


ART announces plans to double its Sustainable Investments team - 17/08/2023
Australian Retirement Trust, has announced plans to expand its Sustainable Investments team to enhance its focus on sustainable investing across its $240bn portfolio.


West Australians more likely to have multiple super accounts - 14/08/2023
Research commissioned by one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, (ART), found 22 per cent of West Australians are likely to have multiple super accounts. This compares to 15 per cent in New South Wales, 12 per cent in Victoria and 16 per cent in Queensland.


Online searches for superannuation double in four years - 14/08/2023
Australians are heading online to learn about superannuation like never before, with searches relating to superannuation as much as doubling over the last four years.


Trust and simplicity more valuable than product and investment advice when dealing with financial advisers - 03/08/2023
A research article commissioned by ART has found that the skills clients value most in a financial adviser are simplicity, trust, and confidence to work in their best financial interest when seeking advice on retirement planning.


ART delivers double digit investment returns to members - 03/07/2023
Australian Retirement Trust has delivered a 10% p.a. return for its Super Savings Balanced option for the 2022/23 financial year.


Less than 30% of Australians know the current super guarantee rate - 27/06/2023
According to data commissioned by ART, 71% of Australians don’t know that the current Super Guarantee (SG) rate is 10.5%.


Australian Retirement Trust supports Voice to Parliament - 22/06/2023
Australian Retirement Trust supports the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament as an important step towards reconciliation.


Australian Retirement Trust appoints industry veteran to Chief of Retirement - 21/06/2023
Australian Retirement Trust has announced the appointment of industry veteran Kathy Vincent as Chief of Retirement.


Reforms to Quality of Advice Review to lead to better outcomes for members - 13/06/2023
Australian Retirement Trust and AustralianSuper have welcomed the Government’s proposed reforms to the Quality of Advice Review today.


Australian Retirement Trust announces new appointments - 8/06/2023
ART has announced 3 new appointments to the Fund’s wider leadership team to best position the $240 billion fund to deliver on its vision to be Australia's most chosen and trusted retirement partner.


Australian Retirement Trust launches RAP - 31/05/2023
Australian Retirement Trust has taken another step in its commitment to reconciliation with the launch of a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).


Big Chant West wins for Australian Retirement Trust - 18/05/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has bolstered its position as one of the nation’s leading superannuation funds by claiming three awards at Chant West’s annual super fund of the year awards.


Australian Retirement Trust’s industry first super payments system, Beam hits 1.5m transactions as it turns 5 - 27/03/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest super funds, is celebrating the five-year milestone of its industry first super payments system, Beam.


Australian Retirement Trust continues growth trajectory with merger announcement - 22/03/2023
Australian Retirement Trust entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan (Alcoa Super) on 14 March 2023, ART’s third merger announcement since the start of the year.


Australian Retirement Trust announces changes to leadership team - 02/03/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART) has today announced changes to its executive structure to deliver on its vision to be Australia's most chosen and trusted retirement partner.


Australian Retirement Trust announces new Board and Investment Committee appointments - 28/02/2023
Australian Retirement Trust has appointed several prominent Australian leaders to its Board of Directors and Investment Committee.


Australian Retirement Trust Awarded Multisector Fund Manager of the Year - 28/02/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART), has been awarded “Fund Manager of the Year - Multisector” at the 2023 Morningstar Australia Awards.


Australian Retirement Trust welcomes objective of super - 20/02/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART) strongly supports the public consultation on the proposed review of the objective of super.


Australian Retirement Trust and AvSuper sign MoU to merge - 15/02/2023
Australian Retirement Trust (ART) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AvSuper on 13 February 2023.


ART partners with State Street Corporation as custodian - 08/02/2023
Australian Retirement Trust has today announced that they have chosen State Street Corporation (State Street) as their preferred and primary custodian and investment administrator following a tender process.


ART launches new digital service to employers to simplify super onboarding - 09/12/2022
Australian Retirement Trust is the first super fund to launch a digital tool to streamline the super onboarding process for employers and their employees.


Half of Australians feel financially stressed once a week - 01/12/2022
Half of Australians feel financially stressed at least once a week, new survey by Australian Retirement Trust finds.


ART recognised as industry's best retirement innovator - 01/12/2022
Australian Retirement Trust has been awarded Money magazine’s ‘Best Innovation – Retirement Innovator’ at the annual Best of the Best Awards 2023.


Calls to rebrand superannuation education - 01/11/2022
Calls to rebrand superannuation education for employees as professional development ‘a huge opportunity’.


ART welcomes affordable housing announcement - 26/10/2022
ART welcomes federal budget affordable housing announcement.


ART welcomes the opportunity to participate in today’s Queensland Housing Summit - 20/10/2022
ART welcomed the opportunity for Chief Executive Officer Bernard Reilly to participate in today’s Queensland Housing Summit in Brisbane.


ART appoints new chair - 30/09/2022
Don Luke retires as Chair of Australian Retirement Trust, Andrew Fraser appointed as new Chair.


Australian Retirement Trust and QIC to partner to deliver social and affordable housing in Queensland - 25/07/2022
Australian Retirement Trust has announced Aaron Santelises joined its Board of Directors effective from 30 June 2022.


Australian Retirement Trust appoints Aaron Santelises to its Board - 13/07/2022
Australian Retirement Trust has announced Aaron Santelises joined its Board of Directors effective from 30 June 2022.


Australian Retirement Trust protects members’ retirement savings despite market volatility - 13/07/2022
Australian Retirement Trust, the $200 billion dollar superannuation fund formed by the recent merger of Sunsuper and QSuper, has recorded a return of -0.96% for its Super Savings Balanced option for the 2021-22 financial year.


Australian Retirement Trust helping more superannuation members access financial advice - 08/07/2022
Australian Retirement Trust, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has introduced new financial advice fee caps so more Australians can access quality advice.


Australian Retirement Trust wins big at Chant West awards - 26/05/2022
Australian Retirement Trust, has cemented its position as one of the largest and most highly awarded funds in Australia at last night’s Chant West awards.


Australian Retirement Trust appoints Head of Sustainable Investment - 04/04/2022
Australian Retirement Trust, has today announced the superannuation fund’s first major appointment since finalising its merger on 28 February, appointing Nicole Bradford to the role of Head of Sustainable Investment.


Australian Retirement Trust publishes investment portfolio holdings - 31/03/2022
Australian Retirement Trust, the $230 billion dollar superannuation fund formed by the recent merger of QSuper and Sunsuper, has today published its portfolio holdings as at 31 December 2021.


Australian Retirement Trust divests Russian holdings - 03/03/2022
Australian Retirement Trust has instructed its investment managers earlier this week to sell any remaining debt and equity investments and not to make any new investments in either Russia, Ukraine, or Belarus, which has now entered the conflict alongside Russia.


Australia Post Super Scheme to merge with Australian Retirement Trust - 03/03/2022
The Australia Post Superannuation Scheme (APSS) has formally agreed to merge with one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing funds, Australian Retirement Trust.


Biggest merger in super industry now finalised - 28/02/2022
The merger of QSuper and Sunsuper to become Australian Retirement Trust, the second largest super fund in the country with over 2.3 million members and more than $260 billion in funds under management, has now been finalised.


QSuper and Sunsuper merger update  - 17/12/2021
Australian Retirement Trust, the $260 billion fund that will be formed through the proposed merger of QSuper and Sunsuper, has achieved a major milestone with both funds’ boards approving the merger to proceed.


Introducing Australian Retirement Trust  - 6/12/2021
QSuper and Sunsuper have today announced that the $260 billion fund resulting from their proposed merger early next year will be called 'Australian Retirement Trust'.


QSuper and Sunsuper finalise merged fund executive team - 10/09/2021
The executive team that will lead the $260 billion superannuation fund resulting from the planned merger of QSuper and Sunsuper has been finalised with two new appointments.


Funds welcome QLD legislation to support new national super fund - 01/09/2021
Two major superannuation funds have welcomed Queensland Government legislation that will support the creation of a new national superannuation fund headquartered in Queensland.


QSuper and Sunsuper set date for merger - 22/06/2021
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QSuper Sunsuper merged fund executive team announced - 11/06/2021
The structure of the executive team that will lead the $260 billion superannuation fund resulting from the planned merger of QSuper and Sunsuper has been announced.


QSuper and Sunsuper announce Heads of Agreement - 15/03/2021
The QSuper Board and Sunsuper Pty Ltd today announced they had signed a Heads of Agreement to merge and create a $260 billion superannuation fund, servicing 2.3 million members and open to all Australians.


QSuper and Sunsuper name Board and CEO for the future - 15/03/2021
QSuper and Sunsuper’s signing of a Heads of Agreement to pursue a merger comes with a joint announcement of the proposed leadership structure to support the creation of a $260 billion superannuation fund.


Sunsuper and QSuper begin formal due diligence to explore merger - 04/03/20
QSuper and Sunsuper have today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a period of exclusive due diligence to explore a merger.


Potential partnership discussions between Sunsuper and QSuper - 05/11/2019
You may have noticed a story running in the media this morning about a possible partnership between Sunsuper and QSuper.