Following the largest merger in the Australian superannuation industry, 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 was awarded Corporate Solutions Fund of the Year and Best Fund: Member Services for its Super Savings product (heritage Sunsuper product) and Best Fund: Longevity Product for Australian Retirement Trust’s QSuper product.
The awards recognise best practice in the super industry and, with this year’s theme of raising the bar, Chant West was looking for funds that keep raising the bar to drive better outcomes for their members.
The Best Fund: Member Services award recognises the super fund that is best engaging their members and leading them towards greater involvement with their super.
The Corporate Solutions Fund of the Year award acknowledges the super fund operating in this large and important segment of the industry that is working the hardest in the best interests of their corporate plan members, including by harnessing economies of scale.
The Best Fund: Longevity Product acknowledges funds that have developed new and innovative products for retirees that truly cater for retirees’ needs.
Australian Retirement Trust’s Chief Executive Officer Bernard Reilly, said these awards were an honour, especially following the fund’s recent merger, and reflected the hard work of the whole team who remained focused on the best interests of the funds’ members.
“As a profit-for-members fund, Australian Retirement Trust maintains an unwavering commitment to our more than two million members and more than 170,000 employers, and these awards are a testament to this and the work our team do every day to support them,” said Mr Reilly.
This is the eighth year out of the past ten that Australian Retirement Trust (formerly Sunsuper) has won Best Fund: Member Services, and the seventh year in a row that the fund has been awarded Corporate Solutions Fund of the Year.
Australian Retirement Trust was also named as a finalist in the following categories: Super Fund of the Year, Pension Fund of the Year, Best Fund: Investments, Best Fund: Integrity, and Best Fund: Advice Services.