Hello and welcome to Brighter Super,
Brighter Super is a Queensland-based superannuation fund that has been working to grow the retirement savings of our members for more than half a century.
As a profit-for-members fund, you will notice that we are different from funds that are owned by shareholders. Our members own our own fund, so all profits are returned for their benefit.
As part of our acquisition of Suncorp’s superannuation business announced today, we will build the size and scale of our fund to ultimately enhance the benefits we deliver to all our members – including those of you moving across from Suncorp.
As a member of Suncorp’s superannuation business, you won’t see any short-term changes to your fund or the team members who support you, and you don’t need to take any action.
We have an exciting time ahead of us as we grow together, so I look forward to officially welcoming you.
For more information please find our media release below.
Brighter Super CEO
Brighter Super is the new trading name of LGIAsuper, a Queensland-based superannuation fund that has provided trusted and reliable investments, advice, and insurance solutions for more than 50 years.
We look after around $24 billion in retirement savings for approximately 123,000 members (as at 1 July 2021).
Brighter Super is a profit-for-members fund, which means that any profit is put back into the fund for the benefit of all our members.
We don’t have any shareholders to pay. We don’t pay commissions to financial advisers. Our members always come first in everything we do. Suncorp’s superannuation members will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of being part of our member-focused fund.
Brighter Super is focused on solid long-term performance. Our default investment option has returned a compound average +8.83% per annum over 35 years (as at 30 June 2020)¹.
In 2021, we achieved a Platinum rating for our Accumulation and Pension products from independent rating agency Super Ratings for the 13th year running. Brighter Super was also acknowledged by research company Chant West in 2021, which awarded the fund its 5 Apples rating for both our Accumulation and Pension accounts².
The values and purpose of Brighter Super align closely with those of Suncorp. This transaction will enable the combined organisation to take advantage of scale benefits in the future.
By transitioning Suncorp’s superannuation business into Brighter Super's profit-for-members fund, we can achieve better service and products, at a lower cost, for all members. In doing so, Suncorp’s superannuation members become part of a profit-for-members fund, with all the advantages and benefits that brings.
LGIAsuper maintains a general reserve, which represents accumulated surplus funds that have been set aside over time to ensure that the fund remains solvent should expenditure exceed fees charged to members for a period, as well as to support the sustainability of the fund by supporting strategic initiatives which deliver net benefits to members.
The amount in the general reserve has not been allocated to any members of the fund, and is used for the benefit of all our members.
Brighter Super and Energy Super completed their merger on 1 July 2021.
Both Brighter Super and Energy Super have a strong track-record of, and commitment to, delivering strong and sustainable returns to members.
Suncorp’s superannuation members will not see any short-term changes to their fund.As part of the agreement with Brighter Super, Suncorp will continue to distribute superannuation products to Suncorp customers for a transition period of 18 months following the completion of the sale, which is expected at the end of the 2021/22 financial year.
Suncorp superannuation members’ insurance will not be changing at this time.
Yes. As part of the agreement between Suncorp and Brighter Super, this brand will not change during our 18 month transition period.
Completion of the Suncorp transaction is expected in the second half of the 2021/22 financial year, followed by an 18-month transition. We will keep you updated when anything changes, or new products or services become available to you.