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Media release - 01 November 2022

“It's more super”

Two of Australia's top performing super funds (Sunsuper and QSuper) merged in February to become Australian Retirement Trust. While we have a new name, we are still dedicated to helping Australian employers meet their superannuation obligations and supporting more than two millions Australians to save for their retirement.

Think of us as a super-super fund with the experience to spot market opportunities… And the ambition to do things a little differently.

Find out what more super is for you.

Arlanda Express. One of our super-smart investments

When it comes to investing, diversification is important. Our team of investment experts find great opportunities for our members - like the high-speed rail-link in Sweden.

With size comes opportunity, and we have access to assets that are not available to individuals, self-managed super funds (SMSFs), and even other super funds.

Arlanda Express is a city-to-airport train in Sweden, which runs from Stockholm city to Arlanda Airport. ART owns a 25% stake in A-train AB (‘A-Train’), the owner and operator of Arlanda Express. A-Train has moved over 90 million passengers from the highway to rail from its launch.

Investing in Arlanda Express offers1:

  1. A stable, mature, transportation asset in a country with a strong economy and stable politics
  2. An attractive, risk-adjusted return that is highly correlated to Swedish GDP and inflation
  3. Strong earnings visibility, with a history of predictable cash flow growth
  4. Passenger demand showing resilience to economic conditions

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1 Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Australian Retirement Trust adopted the same products, services and investments as Sunsuper from the date of the merger. For further information about the merger, please see the About Us section of our website.

Australian Retirement Trust and QIC to partner to deliver social and affordable housing in Queensland

Working in conjunction with experienced community housing provider, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), this innovative investment partnership provides a scalable model for the financing, development and operation of social and affordable housing in the state.

Up to 1,200 new homes are to be delivered through the partnership, largely consisting of social and affordable housing, with construction to commence on all projects by 2025 subject to agreement of terms and finalisation of diligence and documentation.

Via the partnership with QIC, ART is making capital available alongside the Queensland Government to enable delivery of seven projects in the initial stage by the QIC-BHC Social Housing Consortium, representing nearly 600 dwellings.

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Annual Statements

You may have recently received your first Annual Statement from Australian Retirement Trust, which is in a different format to your previous Annual Statements from APSS. If you have any questions about the new format and the information provided, please see the Reading your 2022 APSS Defined Benefit annual statement factsheet available at

Annual Members' Meeting

The Australian Retirement Trust Annual Members' Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 22 February 2023. We'll send invitations to members in November with registration details and more information about the event.

Australian Retirement Trust appoints new chair

On 30 September 2022, Australian Retirement Trust announced the appointment of Andrew Fraser as Chair of our Board to steward the Fund through our next phase of integration and growth.

Mr Fraser was appointed as a Director of Sunsuper in September 2015, and as Sunsuper Chair in February 2018. He has served as a director on the ART Board since February following the merger and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having served on boards across a number of sectors over the last decade.

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