ASIC acts on misleading super advertising

ASIC has announced that Media Super Limited has paid a $10,200 penalty to comply with an ASIC infringement notice after producing potentially misleading advertisements.

Media Super published the ads as a factsheet in September 2012. The factsheet titled ‘Self-managed super? You be the judge’, compared the costs and benefits of self-managed super funds with the Media Super fund. It appeared on Media Super’s website and was sent to all fund members.

ASIC was concerned that the factsheet inaccurately represented the costs and benefits of the Media Super funds compared to self-managed super funds.

The fact sheet omitted a component of Media Super’s fees.

Media Super corrected the error immediately after it was identified.

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