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Can super build Australia?

24 Apr 2012

Mark Delaney explains how super funds are delivering good returns through investing in infrastructure.

We all rely on energy, communications, transport and dozens of other public utilities.

Traditionally it’s been the role of governments to fund such vital infrastructure.

But the costs involved mean governments are increasingly handing that role to the private sector — and that includes super funds.

If you’re a member of AustralianSuper, you may already be investing in new energy production, airports, ports and the like.

Mark Delaney, Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Australian Super, tells 3Q that the long term nature of infrastructure funding and the solid returns make it an attractive investment.