Investment insights: March 2022 quarter

Despite the uncertainty in global investment markets over the last few months, Qantas Super has had a strong start to the 2022 calendar year. Our Glidepath: Take-off option was ranked the top performer  over the 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years against every other default option in its category in the SuperRatings performance survey to 31 March 2022.

Changes to our investment options

We conduct yearly reviews of our investment options to make sure they’re set up in the best way to deliver for our members. On 1 April 2022, we made changes to a number of our investment options.

Market volatility and your super

The beauty of super is watching your balance grow over time, so we know it can be difficult to see it drop when there’s volatility in global financial markets, as we’re seeing now as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is above all a human tragedy.

Investment insights: December 2021 quarter

Qantas Super closed out the first half of the 2021/22 financial year in a strong position, with a number of our investment options ranking in the top 5 in their respective categories for the financial year to date as at 31 December 2021 according to independent research house SuperRatings.

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.