Earlier this month, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) – which represents industry super funds – said 91 per cent of Australians believed default super funds should be not-for-profit.
Following the release of this data, which was compiled for AIST by Essential Media, Nest Egg asked readers if they were concerned by super funds making a profit.
Unlike the AIST’s data on default super, which had a clear preference for not-for-profit funds, Nest Egg’s poll found a nearer to even split.
Those who were concerned by super funds’ profit generation narrowly outnumbered those who thought it was okay, with a split of 51.8 per cent saying they were concerned and 48.2 per cent saying they weren’t.
While the results for the broader superannuation sector still demonstrate a preference for funds that don’t make a profit, the margin is considerably thinner.
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