How we invest

LGIAsuper aims to preserve your savings during periods of market instability and enhance your super when markets are doing well. This philosophy guides our investments across a range of asset classes such as Australian shares, international shares, property, infrastructure and alternative investments.

We like to think it’s the key to our success.

Consistent returns – through the good times and the bad

Our default investment option has returned an average of 9.15% per annum over the last three decades.

At the centre of our investment philosophy is a deep understanding of how important it is to protect our members’ investments. Each of our ready-made investment options offer the benefits of our focused and strategically chosen investments. LGIAsuper is uniquely positioned to find these investments and capitalise on them through our trusted team of investment managers across the globe.

Learn more about just some of our investments below or view our top holdings and investment managers.

Our investments

Everybody is different, so how do we achieve consistent returns for such a wide range of members? By identifying investment opportunities that possess the following characteristics:

  • Insulation from volatility – while no investment is risk free, our diversified approach seeks to minimise the impact of market instability;
  • Innovative direct investments – these include unique projects and infrastructure assets with strong market share (or with a monopoly);
  • Tangible assets that benefit the entire community.

Check out some of our investment assets below. Remember, if you’re an LGIAsuper member, these are assets that you own!

  • Fitzroy River Macadamias

    100% ownership, Queensland

    Located 32km north-west of Rockhampton, this 600-hectare Macadamia property is home to approximately 100,000 macadamia trees. The export market for Queensland macadamias is strong and sustainable, with growing demand from China. Redevelopment plans are in place to increase current tree yields which should improve the value of this investment over time.

    What makes it unique?

    Through innovative farming system upgrades and the anticipated increases to yield and productivity, this asset should mirror LGIAsuper’s other alternative investments by providing solid investment returns and diversification benefits. It is a sound investment from a financial standpoint, supports local employment and strengthens the Queensland economy.

  • The North Queensland Gas Pipeline

    19% ownership, Queensland

    The North Queensland Gas Pipeline (NQGP) is a 391km onshore natural gas pipeline system, transporting gas from the Moranbah Gas Project in the Bowen Basin to Townsville, Queensland. The pipeline is a strategic piece of energy infrastructure that transports gas from the reserves of the Bowen Basin to the rapidly growing economy of North Queensland.

    What makes it unique?

    It is North Queensland's only source of natural gas, supplying an essential service to a critical power station.

    NQGP
  • The Sunshine Coast Airport

    32.5% ownership, Queensland

    The Sunshine Coast Airport is Australia’s fastest growing airport and is the sixth largest non-capital city airport in Australia carrying almost 1 million passengers per year. The airport is Australia’s newest international airport as well as the first Australian airport to be accredited for carbon neutral operations. It has recently seen rapid growth, enough to secure investment for a second runway that will open in 2020.

    What makes it unique?

    It is the only large commercial airport on the Sunshine Coast. Its close proximity to local industry and popular holiday locations make it a valuable asset that will see growth long into the future.

  • The Port of Portland

    31% ownership, Victoria

    The Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It handles a diverse range of bulk commodities and acts as the international gateway for Australia’s ‘Green Triangle Region’ - an area encompassing significant natural resources and production industries.

    What makes it unique?

    The Port of Portland has an effective monopoly on the sea route in the region. It has exclusive access to major primary production and industrial activities which provide a number of strategic advantages that will underpin future demand.

    port of portland
  • Gold Coast Rapid Rail Transit

    6% ownership, Queensland

    The Gold Coast Rapid Rail project is one of the biggest public transport projects in the country, and the biggest transport infrastructure project ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. As Queensland’s first ever light rail system, it is popular with locals and tourists alike.

    What makes it unique?

    This project is a concession with State Government to design, construct and operate a Gold Coast light rail system. Stage 2 expansion is expected to be delivered for the 2018 Commonwealth Games which is great news for visitors and the community!

    gold coast rapid transport
  • Tasmanian Gas Pipeline

    28.6% ownership, Victoria/ Tasmania

    The Tasmanian Gas Pipeline (TGP) is the only pipeline that transports natural gas from Victoria to Tasmania. The 740km gas pipeline supplies gas to the residential Tas Gas network as well as smelters, hospitals, factories, breweries and power stations.

    What makes it unique?

    It is the only gas pipeline into Tasmania, supplying an essential service to many homes and industries.

  • North Sea Gas Communications

    1.2% ownership, North Sea

    NSC operates an undersea fiber-optic cable system between Norway and the UK that offers high-speed, low-latency communications to the offshore oil and gas industry in the southern part of the North Sea. It is the largest offshore high capacity communication network in the world and in total serves more than 240 oil and gas platforms as well as a large number of vessels through the connected 4G networks.

    What makes it unique?

    It is the only supplier of high capacity communication to offshore Oil and Gas (O&G) installations in the North Sea with an effective monopoly on low-latency communication.

  • Orazul Energy

    3.5% ownership, Latin America

    Orazul Energy is a power generation and transmission company with significant market share in Latin America thanks to its presence in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador and Ecuador.  The company produces more than 2,300 megawatts of thermal and hydroelectric power.

    What makes it unique?

    The portfolio benefits from long-term power purchase agreements such as this, with high-grade companies and  fixed-price capacity payments for its generation assets,  and regulated transmission revenues.

  • Cube Hydro

    2.5% ownership, USA

    Cube Hydro owns and operates a portfolio of 19 hydropower assets on 10 rivers across the United States. They focus on small to midsized facilities including run-of-the-river and peaking power plants, providing a stable source of renewable energy to around 130,000 homes. LGIAsuper earns revenue from electricity sales, capacity payments, renewable energy credits and fee income.

    Learn more about Cube Hydro.

    What makes it unique?

    Demand is growing for renewable and carbon-free power sources. LGIAsuper earns stable and predictable revenue from electricity sales, capacity payments, renewable energy credits and fee income.

  • Grupo T-Solar

    5% ownership, International

    Grupo T-Solar (T-Solar) is a global developer, owner and operator of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with operations in Spain, Italy, India, Peru, USA, and Japan. T-Solar has 286 megawatts of operating facilities across six countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Since its inception in 2006, T-Solar has developed utility-scale PV plants and has become the largest PV platform in Spain.

    What makes it unique?

    T-Solar is a large, diversified platform and is well positioned to lead the anticipated consolidation in the Spanish solar energy sector. Demand for renewable resources is growing and LGIAsuper earns predictable revenue from solar energy source

  • Mildura Citrus

    100% ownership, Victoria

    Mildura Citrus consists of three medium-scale citrus orchards that have recently been aggregated into the one operation. The total size of the orchards spans approximately 211 hectares. Strategically, the focus is to transition the property into higher value citrus varieties for both the domestic and export markets.

    What makes it unique?

    By activating undervalued land resources and utilising water for higher and better use, productivity improvements are expected through economies of scale and improved horticultural practices.

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