An article for former Suncorp Super (SPSL) members
26 July 2023
Former Suncorp Super members can take comfort that the recent move to Brighter Super has been a positive one for their investment.
Following the transition to Brighter Super at the end of May 2023, you’re now with a fund that applies a similar investment philosophy to the one you were used to with Suncorp Super, but with a core focus on investing for superannuation and the benefit of a bigger investment pool.
Brighter Super’s Chief Investment Officer, Mark Rider, leads a team of investment specialists dedicated to delivering exceptional performance outcomes.
“Former Suncorp Super members will benefit from having their super money invested in a larger pool, with the associated economies of scale this provides, as well as the skills and experience of an expanded investment team,” says Mark.
“For example, our in-house team includes dedicated asset class managers as well as specialist advisers on key performance contributors like risk modelling and sustainable investing.”
“The successful amalgamation of our funds has given us a unique opportunity to reconfigure our investments to ensure that we’re delivering the best possible outcomes and future security for our members,” says Mark.
Brighter Super’s approach to investing is about growing our members’ super balances while providing consistent returns. This means we want your investment to grow when markets are performing strongly, and reduce the impact when markets start to fall.
Members can choose from a wide range of investment options, from highly secure to those carrying higher risk and focused on long-term growth. Our range includes single asset class options, such as cash or Australian shares, and ready-made options which invest across a range of asset classes.
Mark and his team have a deep understanding of how important it is to protect members’ investments.
“Each of our ready-made investment options offers the benefits of our focused and strategically chosen investments,” says Mark.
“And we’re uniquely positioned to find and capitalise on these investments through a set of guiding investment principles.”
Of course, these are all just words without measurable results, but Brighter Super has an outstanding track record when it comes to investment.
For 2023, Money magazine judged Brighter Super's MySuper investment option to be the ‘Best-Value MySuper Product’.
And SuperRatings has awarded Brighter Super a Platinum rating for the fifteenth year in a row, for both the MyChoice super and Pension categories, and for the tenth year in a row for MySuper¹
Everyone’s situation and needs are different, which is why we offer a wide range of investment options, with a variety of approaches, to suit every member’s stage-of-life and risk appetite needs.
If you haven’t reviewed your investment selection for some time, or perhaps aren’t aware of the options you’re currently invested in, it’s worth logging in to Member Online to check.
You can switch investments online at any time at no cost, but if you’re not sure which option is right for you, speak to your financial adviser or organise an appointment with a Brighter Super financial adviser, at no additional cost.
Ratings are general information only and do not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. As such, you should consider the appropriateness of the product or service to your objectives, financial situation and needs before acting on the advice. You should also obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making any decision to acquire any products. A Target Market Determination (TMD) is a document that outlines the target market a product has been designed for. Find the PDSs and TMDs at brightersuper.com.au/about-us/governance. You should consult a licensed financial advisor if you require advice which takes into account your personal financial circumstances.
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