The deadline for entries in the 2017 Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards has been extended by one week, till November 8, 2016.

This is your last chance to nominate your fund to be considered for one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry.

While there is a plethora of awards nights, the Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards are the only ones that are run independently of a financial arrangement with any research house. The Conexus Financial Superannuation Awards are highly regarded due to the rigour and independence of the judging process.

Every super fund with a registered MySuper product is invited to enter at no cost.

But the judging committee, co-chaired by Conexus Financial director of institutional content Amanda White and director of retail content Simon Hoyle, can only consider those funds that complete and return the nomination form. So get your entry in today.

The 12 categories are:

  • Member services fund of the year
  • Best insurance offering (NEW)
  • Best advice offering – judges’ choice (NEW)
  • Best technology and innovation offering – judges’ choice (NEW)
  • Innovation and transformation award – judges’ choice
  • Superannuation default fund of the year
  • Pension fund of the year
  • Superannuation fund of the year – small fund (< $5 billion FUM)
  • Superannuation fund of the year – medium fund ($5-10 billion FUM)
  • Superannuation fund of the year – large fund (>$10 billion FUM)
  • Chief investment officer of the year
  • Superannuation fund of the year – judges’ choice (based on entries to other categories)


Actuarial and consulting firm Rice Warner will oversee the judging process, independent of any financial arrangement with Conexus Financial, drawing on its comprehensive database to cross-reference the information provided by funds on their nomination forms.

Rice Warner chief executive Michael Rice will participate on the judging panel, alongside former minister for superannuation and financial services Bernie Ripoll, Choice chief executive Alan Kirkland, Financial Services Council chief executive Sally Loane, and Fund Executives Association Ltd chief executive Joanna Davison.

New Zealand Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr and CalSTRS chief investment officer Chris Ailman have also joined the judging committee this year to bring an international perspective.

Australian Prudential and Regulation Authority deputy chair Helen Rowell will act as a special advisor to the judges.

The Conexus Super Awards proudly support The Wayside Chapel.

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