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Previously known as First State Super we changed our name to Aware Super in September 2020.

Aware Super is a name that reflects our members and what we stand for. It echoes the strengths of our past, aligning to our purpose to be a force for good in superannuation, retirement and advice, driving better outcomes for our members, their families and communities.

First State Super’s been the fund for people who value community since 1992, we’re now one of Australia’s largest funds and we’re continuing to grow.  We merged with VicSuper this year and together we manage more than $125 billion in savings for more than 1 million members located across the country.

Our members work in roles that breathe life into their communities and they expect us to do the same. So, we invest in assets that we believe will make a positive difference today - improving our communities, building a more a sustainable economy and supporting employment both locally and globally at the same time as providing strong long-term returns.

Discover how we’re helping members do well financially while doing good in the world: Visit aware.com.au.

Asset pool

$125 billion

Members and clients

1.1 million

Industries

Health Care, Education, Aged Care and Disability Support Sector, Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Public Sector

% women

70%

How to refer to us

Aware Super
Aware Financial Services Australia Limited when referring to our financial advice business

When referencing previous brand First State Super

Aware Super (a new name for First State Super)

Our trustee board is made up of an independent chair and 14 member and employer representatives that ensure our fund acts in the best interests of members at all times.

Meet our Board of Directors           Meet our Executive team

Annual report

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To request an interview or if you require further information, please contact media@aware.com.au

Key contacts

Michael Baldwin Di Lloyd
Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Senior Manager Corporate Affairs
0438 007 100 0419 177 599

Media releases

25.11.2020 - Aware Super sets Carbon Footprint benchmarks for investments

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09.11.2020 - Aware Super welcomes State Governments investment in Australian renewables

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21.10.2020 - Aware Super re-launches SRI options

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14.10.2020 - Aware Super proud to join Climate League

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12.10.2020 - Aware Super submits proposal to acquire 100 percent of OptiComm

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11.10.2020 - Lendlease and Aware Super secure major urbanisation project in New York

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6.10.2020 - Aware Super to support management on AGL climate resolution

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30.09.2020 - UNSW Sandbox Program Briefing note - Conexus Institute

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24.09.2020 - Shadow Minister for Housing to launch Aware Super affordable housing project

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17.09.2020 - Lendlease and Aware Super Execute Nearly $200 Million Recapitalization in Boston and Chicago

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16.09.2020 - Time to grasp the opportunities to shift the dial on climate change

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16.09.2020 - APG and Aware Super partner for a European aparthotel expansion with CityID

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25.08.2020 - Investors eye build-to-rent as key element of housing affordability solution

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20.08.2020 - StatePlus and ASIC civil enforcement action

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03.08.2020 - BNP Paribas issues A$140m green bond to support Australian climate transition projects

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30.07.2020 - First State Super and WA Super agree to merge

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16.07.2020 - Two Melbourne Quarter reaches completion

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16.07.2020 - First Investment in VBGF.

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15.07.2020 - First State Super launches new brand - Aware Super

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09.07.2020 - Time for super funds to take immediate action against climate change

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01.07.2020 - First State Super and VicSuper merge creating one of Australia’s largest industry funds

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15.06.2020 - Victorian Business Growth Fund Ready For Business

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11.06.2020 - Global investors call for urgent action on sustainable investment to support COVID-19 recovery

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28.05.2020 - First State Super secures Tobacco Free Finance Pledge Stamp

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09.04.2020 - Financial advice provides much-needed peace of mind for retirees during COVID-19 pandemic

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30.03.2020 - First State Super reduces fees for retirees

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05.03.2020 - Matt Willis appointed head of Business Development

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05.03.2020 - No room for complacency while women still disadvantaged

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04.03.2020 - First State Super enters merger discussions with WA Super

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02.03.2020 - Changes to financial advice to impact our most vulnerable

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25.02.2020 - No room for complacency while women still disadvantaged

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24.02.2020 - First State Super appoints new Chief Risk Officer

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30.01.2020 - First State Super addressing housing stress for Victorians

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19.12.2019 - First State Super increases stake in Sunshine Coast University Hospital

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14.12.2019 - First State Super celebrates the opening of Sydney Light Rail

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13.12.2019 - VicSuper and First State Super confirm merger

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05.12.2019 - Palisade announcement

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28.11.2019 - Urgent action needed to end women’s economic insecurity: First State Super

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09.10.2019 - HSBC and First State Super enter into Global Equity Partnership

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08.10.2019 - Media Statement - Group Executive Announcement

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03.10.2019 - First State Super achieves major investment milestone

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23.09.2019 - Resignation of Suzette Thurman, Group Executive, Risk & Compliance

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10.09.2019 - First State Super recognised as global responsible investment leader

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28.08.2019 - First State Super celebrates equal pay day

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19.08.2019 - First State Super invests for economic impact

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23.07.2019 - First State Super CEO Deanne Stewart Pay Equity Ambassador

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08.07.2019 - Affordable Housing - First State Super leads in Affordable Housing

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03.07.2019 - Shirley Smith - winner of First State Super Lifetime achievement award

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07.06.2019 | Victorian Business Growth Fund

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26.06.2019 | G20 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change

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01.05.2019 | First State Super endorses stronger stewardship

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18.04.2018 | First State Super integrates advice

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08.04.2019 | Scholarship to teach about money

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04.04.2019 | VicSuper and First State Super commence early stage merger discussions

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20.03.19 | How Australia Saves 2019

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13.03.2019 | First State Super Executive re-elected to AIST Board

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01.03.2019 | First State Super recognised for Best Advice Offering

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25.02.2019 | First State Super recognised as WGEA Employer of Choice

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14.02.2019 | First State Super supports teachers through Foundation scholarship

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