Our COR investment philosophy

LGIAsuper aims to preserve your savings during periods of market instability and enhance your super when markets are doing well. This investment philosophy seeks Consistent Optimised Returns (COR), and 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.

Our COR philosophy explained

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At the centre of our investment philosophy is a deep understanding of how important it is to protect our members’ investments through the good times and the bad. Each of our ready-made investment options offer the benefits of our focused and strategically chosen COR 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 COR investments or view our top holdings and investment managers.

Our COR investments

Everybody is different, so how do we achieve consistent optimised returns for such a wide range of members? By identifying investment opportunities that possess the following COR 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 COR investment assets below. Remember, if you’re an LGIAsuper member, these are assets that you own!


The Sunshine Coast Airport

25% 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 COR?

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 COR?

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.


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 COR?

This unique 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!


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 COR?

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


North Sea 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 COR?

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 COR?

The COR 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.

What makes it COR?

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 COR?

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 sources.


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 COR?

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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