Investment insights: September quarter

Each of Qantas Super’s investment options performed well in the September quarter. According to Qantas Super investment manager Chris Grogan, bonds and ‘real’ assets including property infrastructure, agriculture, and timber performed well through this period.

What is a good investment return for your super?

Put simply, a return is the money made on an investment over a particular period of time, or how much you get back on top of what you put in. An investor will generally put money into an investment because they expect some kind of return; that’s where we get the term ‘return on investment’ from.

The 10 postcodes with the most lost and unclaimed super

The amount of lost and unclaimed super across Australia grew from $17.5 billion to $20.8 billion over the 2018/19 financial year, according to new data released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). This sum includes money spread across long-forgotten super accounts, and small balances that have been transferred by super funds to the ATO.

Welcoming Ryan Greaves to the Qantas Super Board

Like many other Qantas staff, Ryan Greaves has spent his entire career at the company. Having joined as an apprentice engineer in 2008, he then became a tradesperson in 2011, based in Brisbane Hangar 3.

Australia’s pension system is ranked third globally

Receiving a grade of B+, Australia ranks behind only the Netherlands and Denmark in the 2019 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index. According to the Index, the B+ denotes a system that “has a sound structure, with many good features”, with some areas for improvement.

New Director elected to the Board

Ryan Greaves, an aircraft maintenance engineer based in Brisbane, has been elected to the Qantas Super Trustee Board, representing Group C.

Qantas Super CSBA Retirement Confidence Index: August 2019

While an improvement over the previous Retirement Confidence Index (RCI), the August 2019 score of 5.4 out of 10 shows many Australians still lack confidence that they will have enough money for a comfortable retirement.

How to prepare your super for the new financial year

With our thoughts turning to tax returns, now could be a good time to consider putting together a plan for your super for the new financial year.

Welcoming John Atkin and Lorraine Berends to our Board

With Chairman Anne Ward and John Sipek stepping down after 15 years of dedicated service, Qantas Super has officially welcomed two new Directors to the Board.

Farewelling Directors Anne Ward and John Sipek

After 15 years of dedicated service, Qantas Super is bidding farewell to Board directors Anne Ward and John Sipek.

Making headlines: Super is delivering for retirees

With over $2.8 trillion in the system*, it’s no wonder superannuation is always making headlines. According to the Treasury, it’s now the second largest part of Australia’s financial system.

Money Diaries 2

From our families to the work we do, and experiences we’ve had, lots of different things shape our attitudes to money and how we spend it. In this new series, Money Diaries, we’re asking members to share their money story with us, and let us in on what their relationship with money looks like.