In the breakdown of assets underlying Media Super’s investment options, 'Infrastructure' investments are detailed as 'Unlisted', 'Listed' or 'n/a' as applicable to the underlying investment type. Infrastructure investments may be domiciled in Australia or internationally. For details about the sector allocations of Media Super's investment options that include Infrastructure, refer to the individual Options.

what are infrastructure investments?

Infrastructure is considered an Alternative asset class in investment terms and comprises of companies and property of significance to the community. Infrastructure includes investments in companies involved in power generation and distribution, water and sewage, roads, rail, air and sea ports and telecommunications, as well as Social Infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, aged care facilities, courthouses and community housing.

what are the risks of investing in infrastructure?

Infrastructure portfolios are generally more exposed to individual investment risk than the more traditional asset classes as there are generally fewer investments in the portfolio. On top of this, this asset class is exposed to interest rate, market and inflation risk.

What Infrastructure investments is Media Super invested in?

Most of Media Super's pre-mixed options invest in Infrastructure. Below are the top 10 holdings in our Infrastructure portfolio as at 30 June 2016.

Top 10 Infrastructure holdings
Rank Infrastructure

Weighting of Infrastructure portfolio


1 Indiana Toll Road 12.39
2 Melbourne Airport 7.10
3 Manchester Airports Group 6.62
4 NSW ports 6.05
5 Port of Brisbane 5.72
6 Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group 4.88
7 Freeport Investments 4.38
8 Brisbane Airport 3.73
9 Esperance Energy Project 3.51
10 Neerabup Power Station  3.24
Total top 10 as % of Infrastructure portfolio 57.62

Approximate holdings as at 30 June 2016.