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Cbus Super

Construction and Building Unions Superannuation (Cbus) is one of Australia’s largest public offer industry superannuation funds. Cbus provides superannuation and income stream accounts to more than 765,000 members and manage over $53 billion of members’ money (as of June 30, 2020). Their members include workers and retirees, their families and employers. Cbus is also a significant investor in the Australian economy and continues to grow investment in both infrastructure and property assets in Australia and overseas.



AUM ($B)




Chief Executive

Justin Arter

Chief Investment Officer

Kristian Fok


Steve Bracks

Asset allocation
Cbus offers a variety of investment options. Asset allocation for Cbus’ Growth (Cbus MySuper) default option as of June 30, 2020 was as follows: Australian Shares (23.89%), Global Shares (21.96%), Emerging Market Shares (5.4%), Private Equity (3.04%), Alternative Growth (0.95%), Infrastructure (11.48%), Property (11.89%), Mid-risk alternatives (3.95%), Fixed Interest (10.12%), Cash (7.31%)

22.60% Australian Shares

27.06% Global Shares

6.37% Emerging Market Shares

2.71% Private Equity

1.55% Alternative Growth

10.88% Infrastructure

10.55% Property

6.13% Mid-risk Alternatives

5.84% Fixed Interest

6.39% Cash related articles

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