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Investing for your future - infrastructure
Investing for your future - infrastructure

Superannuation is a type of investment, and investments can be complex. Investing in a range of assets or diversification is key to our strategy so we can withstand any ups and downs in the market.

We get a lot of questions about our investments, so in this article we are focusing on infrastructure to help you get better understanding of how we invest your funds. 

What is infrastructure and why do we invest in it?
Infrastructure can be defined as the physical assets that deliver essential services to both businesses and society to run economic activities. Things like transportation (airports, seaports, railways and toll roads), utilities (power and water utilities (including renewables), communication assets (satellite networks, cable systems) and social infrastructure (schools, hospitals).

One of the distinctive features these types of assets offer is long-term stable revenues. There will always be a demand for toll roads regardless of economic conditions as it’s considered an essential facility for vehicles. Infrastructure also provides inflation protection where prices for utilities such as power and water are set by regulators and typically incorporate annual increases.
Superannuation is a type of investment, and investments can be complex. Investing in a range of assets or diversification is key to our strategy so we can withstand any ups and downs in the market.

We get a lot of questions about our investments, so in this article we are focusing on infrastructure to help you get better understanding of how we invest your funds. 

What is infrastructure and why do we invest in it?
Infrastructure can be defined as the physical assets that deliver essential services to both businesses and society to run economic activities. Things like transportation (airports, seaports, railways and toll roads), utilities (power and water utilities (including renewables), communication assets (satellite networks, cable systems) and social infrastructure (schools, hospitals).

One of the distinctive features these types of assets offer is long-term stable revenues. There will always be a demand for toll roads regardless of economic conditions as it’s considered an essential facility for vehicles. Infrastructure also provides inflation protection where prices for utilities such as power and water are set by regulators and typically incorporate annual increases.

What real assets do we invest in?
What real assets do we invest in?

We’re invested in a wide range of infrastructure assets. We have investments in roads, bridges and airports across North America, Europe and the UK. And then here in Australia, where we continue to invest in the Ross River Solar Farm and the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Our approach is to seek investments in infrastructure that provide stable returns and a low risk profile. This enhances the diversification characteristics in our multi-asset portfolios. Our diversification strategy means that we aim to invest across regions, sectors and asset types.

SCAir
Solar

If you would like more information about our investment strategy, head to Investments.

You can also view or update your investments by going to MembersOnline or by calling us on 1300 366 216.
We’re invested in a wide range of infrastructure assets. We have investments in roads, bridges and airports across North America, Europe and the UK. And then here in Australia, where we continue to invest in the Ross River Solar Farm and the Sunshine Coast Airport.

Our approach is to seek investments in infrastructure that provide stable returns and a low risk profile. This enhances the diversification characteristics in our multi-asset portfolios. Our diversification strategy means that we aim to invest across regions, sectors and asset types.

SCAir
Solar

If you would like more information about our investment strategy, head to Investments.

You can also view or update your investments by going to MembersOnline or by calling us on 1300 366 216.