How we invest

Brighter Super aims to preserve your savings during periods of market instability and enhance your super when markets are doing well. This philosophy guides our investments across a range of asset classes such as Australian shares, international shares, property, infrastructure and alternative investments.

We like to think it’s the key to our success.

Consistent returns – through the good times and the bad

Our default investment option has returned an average of 9.15% per annum over the last three decades.

At the centre of our investment philosophy is a deep understanding of how important it is to protect our members’ investments. Each of our ready-made investment options offer the benefits of our focused and strategically chosen investments. Brighter Super is uniquely positioned to find these investments and capitalise on them through our trusted team of investment managers across the globe.

Learn more about just some of our investments below or view our top holdings and investment managers.

Our investments

Everybody is different, so how do we achieve consistent returns for such a wide range of members? By identifying investment opportunities that possess the following characteristics:

  • Insulation from volatility – while no investment is risk free, our diversified approach seeks to minimise the impact of market instability.
  • Innovative direct investments – these include unique projects and infrastructure assets with strong market share (or with a monopoly).
  • Tangible assets that benefit the entire community.

Some of our investment assets are listed below.

  • North Queensland Gas Pipeline

    19% ownership

    Location: Queensland

    North Queensland Gas Pipeline (NQGP) is a 391km onshore natural gas pipeline system, transporting gas from the Moranbah Gas Project in the Bowen Basin to Townsville, Queensland. The pipeline is a strategic piece of energy infrastructure that transports gas from the reserves of the Bowen Basin to the rapidly growing economy of North Queensland.

    What makes it unique?

    The pipeline is North Queensland's only source of natural gas, supplying an essential service to a critical power station.

    NQGP
  • Sunshine Coast Airport

    50% ownership

    Location: Queensland

    Sunshine Coast Airport is Australia’s fastest growing airport and is the sixth largest non-capital city airport in Australia carrying almost 1 million passengers per year. The airport is Australia’s newest international airport as well as the first Australian airport to be accredited for carbon neutral operations. Construction of a new runway was completed in 2020, which can be used by larger passenger aircraft to enable direct flights to more destinations.

    What makes it unique?

    This is the only large commercial airport on the Sunshine Coast. Its close proximity to local industry and popular holiday locations make it a valuable asset that will see growth long into the future.

  • Port of Portland

    31% ownership

    Location: Victoria

    Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It handles a diverse range of bulk commodities and acts as the international gateway for Australia’s ‘Green Triangle Region’ - an area encompassing significant natural resources and production industries.

    What makes it unique?

    Port of Portland has an effective monopoly on the sea route in the region. It has exclusive access to major primary production and industrial activities which provide a number of strategic advantages that will underpin future demand.

    port of portland
  • Gold Coast Rapid Rail Transit

    6% ownership

    Location: Queensland

    The Gold Coast Rapid Rail project is one of the biggest public transport projects in the country, and the biggest transport infrastructure project ever undertaken on the Gold Coast.

    What makes it unique?

    This project is a concession with State Government to design, construct and operate a Gold Coast light rail system. As Queensland’s first ever light rail system, it is popular with locals and tourists alike.

    gold coast rapid transport
  • Tasmanian Gas Pipeline

    28.6% ownership

    Location: Tasmania and Victoria

    The Tasmanian Gas Pipeline (TGP) is the only pipeline that transports natural gas from Victoria to Tasmania. The 740km gas pipeline supplies gas to the residential Tas Gas network as well as smelters, hospitals, factories, breweries and power stations.

    What makes it unique?

    This is the only gas pipeline into Tasmania, supplying an essential service to many homes and industries.

  • Inkia Energy

    3.5% ownership

    Location: Central and South America

    Inkia Energy is a power generation and transmission company with significant market share in Latin America thanks to its presence in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador and Ecuador.  The company produces more than 2,300 megawatts of thermal and hydroelectric power.

    What makes it unique?

    The portfolio benefits from long-term power purchase agreements such as this, with high-grade companies and  fixed-price capacity payments for its generation assets, and regulated transmission revenues.

Portfolio Holdings Disclosure

You can see how your superannuation is invested in each option by viewing the relevant portfolio holdings disclosure.

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