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Colonial First State has been helping Australians with their investment, superannuation and retirement needs since 1988.

Our purpose

Everything we do at CFS revolves around one thing – helping our members achieve financial freedom in retirement. 

What makes us different

For over 30 years, we’ve been helping Australians work towards a better financial future. Supporting them through their working lives and into a secure, enjoyable retirement. Outside of the Government, we’re the largest payer of pensions in Australia.¹ 

Today, we have close to 1 million members who chose CFS for their super, investments or retirement savings. We’re proud to consistently be named amongst the best retail super funds in Australia.²

A lot has changed over the last 30 years, but our focus on aiming to generate competitive returns over the long term for our members remains the same. We aim to provide competitive fees, access to a wide range of investment opportunities from leading Australian and international managers, and access to our award-winning products and services.

But above all else, we offer the freedom of choice to make your own decisions. Every one of our members wants something different from life, and we’re here to help you work towards the future that’s best for you.

Find out why almost one million Australians choose us.

Our products and methodology

All our members have different goals for their retirement. That’s why we offer more than 140 investment options for your super, investments or retirement savings so you can choose which ones support the future you’re working towards. From innovative global equity funds to low-risk cash and fixed interest funds, and everything in between. Whatever investment style, asset class or risk profile you’re looking for, you’ll find it with us. 

We work with some of the world’s leading investment managers and we also have our own investment experts who specialise in constructing and managing diversified portfolios. 

Value of quality advice

Australians can benefit from quality financial advice. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’re trying to make the most of your retirement, speaking with a financial adviser today could help put you on the path to enjoy the financial freedom you desire for your future.

We work closely with advisers to help make advice accessible for their clients.


We’re incredibly proud of the fact that we’ve helped more than 3.2 million Australians achieve financial freedom in retirement over the past 30 years. 

From our beginnings in 1988 to where we are now as one of the largest and most consistently awarded fund providers in the country, we’ve never lost our commitment to competitive performance, high standards of service and innovation.