Get to know our CIO

For most of us, going through the global financial crisis just a couple of months after taking on the role of inaugural Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of a super fund would likely be considered a case of particularly bad timing. Not so for Andrew Spence, who believes his joining Qantas Super as the fund’s first CIO in July 2008 came at the perfect time.

Spotlight on our investments

At Qantas Super, we focus on being well diversified by building portfolios with investments that complement each other. That means your super is invested across over 5,000 investments such as shares, property, infrastructure, timberland, agriculture, a variety of bonds, and cash. Take a look at a couple of the things we’ve invested in.

Investment insights: September 2021 quarter

According to independent research house SuperRatings, each of our tailored investment options – Aggressive, Growth, Balanced, Conservative, and Cash – was ranked in the top quartile for their respective categories for the September 2021 quarter, with Aggressive ranked 1st.

Investment insights: June 2021 quarter

Qantas Super has delivered bumper returns for members in the 2020/21 financial year, with each of our investment options performing exceptionally well.

Growth option ranked top performer by SuperRatings

Qantas Super’s Growth option has been ranked the top balanced option over the 12 months to 30 June 2021. Find out more about these excellent results for members.

Introducing our new investment option, Thrifty

Designed for members who want low investment fees, Thrifty is driven by low cost growth assets and takes a more passive approach to managing these investments.

Investment insights: March 2021 quarter

After a 2020 many would like to forget, each of our investment options had a bumper start to the year, delivering strong returns in the March 2021 quarter.

Investment insights: December 2020 quarter

Each of our investment options continued their rebound in the December 2020 quarter, highlighting one of the key tenets of investing: it’s important to be patient and focus on the long term.

Investment insights: September quarter

The September 2020 quarter saw each of our investment options deliver strong results, with investments across all asset classes performing well.

Investment insights: June 2020 quarter

After a difficult end to the March 2020 quarter, investment markets rebounded during the June 2020 quarter, allowing each of Qantas Super’s investment options to make some gains to close out the 2019/20 financial year.

Changes to asset allocation ranges

Learn more about the change to asset allocation ranges for our investment options.

Investing your super when the market’s down

You’ve probably heard it dozens of times already, and you’ll hear it dozens more: super is a long term investment, and volatility is a normal part of investing for the long term.