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About Australian Retirement Trust

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About Australian Retirement Trust

 

Australian Retirement Trust will be the super fund formed through the merger of Sunsuper and QSuper. We’ll be one of Australia’s largest super funds, proud to take care of over $200 billion in retirement savings for more than two million members. As a fund that works for members, not shareholders, we’ll work in members’ best interests and commit to returning profits to them as lower fees and better services.

Whether our members are starting out their working life, already retired, or somewhere in between, we’ll guide them to help ensure they’re secure, confident and protected. We’ll leverage our size and scale to be a force for good to make our members’ world better, seeking out investments to guard and grow their savings and retirement income.

Following the merger, all Sunsuper and QSuper members will become a part of Australian Retirement Trust membership and all Australians will be able to join Australian Retirement Trust. The QSuper brand will continue as a part of Australian Retirement Trust, dedicated to providing superannuation products and services to Queensland Government employees and their families.

Australian Retirement Trust will continue both Sunsuper’s and QSuper’s focus on working for members, not shareholders, aiming to deliver strong, long-term investment returns, and providing the tools and advice to help members feel on top of their super.

The merger is on track to proceed on 28 February 2022 pending final regulatory approvals.

As two of Australia’s largest profit-for-members super funds, Sunsuper and QSuper have taken care of their members’ super for a combined 140 years. QSuper was established in 1913 to help Queensland Government employees achieve better financial futures. In 1987, Sunsuper started as a Queensland-based multi-industry fund with a genuine desire to give members a financially comfortable retirement.

Australian Retirement Trust will be the super fund formed through the merger of Sunsuper and QSuper and will continue both Sunsuper’s and QSuper’s focus on working for members, not shareholders, aiming to deliver strong, long-term investment returns, and providing the tools and advice to help members feel on top of their super.

You’ll soon be a member of Australian Retirement Trust. On the merger date, your Sunsuper account will become an Australian Retirement Trust account. You’ll be able to access the same product features, benefits and services you know and trust from Sunsuper, including:

  • Strong, long-term returns, with the Australian Retirement Trust Super Savings Balanced investment option adopting the investment strategy of the Sunsuper Balanced investment option, which returned 21.3% for the year and 9.9% p.a. over 10 years, and outperformed the industry average over 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years to 30 September 20211
  • Administration fees among the lowest in the industry2.
  • Expert financial advice about your super account for no extra cost.
  • Easy account management, 24/7, through our secure, online member portal and app.
  • The latest super and investment information and education through our website articles, calculators, seminars, webcasts and podcasts.
  • More in your back pocket through our member-exclusive Australian Retirement Trust Rewards program offering rewards and everyday discounts.
  • Strong, long-term returns, with the Australian Retirement Trust Super Savings Balanced investment option adopting the investment strategy of the Sunsuper Balanced investment option, which returned 21.3% for the year and 9.9% p.a. over 10 years, and outperformed the industry average over 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years to 30 September 20211.

1. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The Australian Retirement Trust Super Savings Balanced option will adopt the pre-merger investment strategy of the Sunsuper Balanced option. Super Savings will be a product within the Public Offer Division of Australian Retirement Trust. Source: SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey - SR50 Balanced (60-76) Index, 31 October 2021. The Sunsuper Balanced option for Super-savings accounts has identical investments to the Balanced Pool in the Lifecycle Investment Strategy. Members invested in the Lifecycle Investment Strategy are invested 100% in the Balanced Pool until age 55.

2. Investment fees and costs apply.

Following the merger, Sunsuper members will become Australian Retirement Trust members. We are proud of Sunsuper’s strong 34-year history of inspiring and empowering Australians to fulfil their retirement dreams. Our commitment to members won’t change but the name Australian Retirement Trust directly speaks to our purpose to guide our members to and through retirement to help ensure they’re secure, confident and protected.

The QSuper brand will continue as a part of Australian Retirement Trust, dedicated to providing superannuation products and services to Queensland Government employees and their families.

The name Australian Retirement Trust is a straightforward statement about who we are, why we exist and what we do.

Australian – we’ll be open to and inclusive of all Australians no matter where they live or what industry they work in.

Retirement – we’ll guide our members to and through retirement to help ensure they’re secure, confident and protected.

Trust – as a fund that works for members, not shareholders, our members can know that we’ll work in their best interests.

Of course, a key step in setting members up for retirement is guarding and growing their savings; however, our name speaks to our purpose to guide our members to and through retirement to ensure they’re secure, comforted and protected.

 

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