Suzanne Branton

Suzanne Branton

Chief Investment Officer

‘Delivering strong long-term returns to members is our goal.’

Suzanne is responsible for the management of CareSuper’s investment portfolio and leads a team of dedicated investment professionals. She works closely with the CareSuper Board and Investment Committee to develop the fund’s investment strategy for the benefit of CareSuper members while maintaining a strong focus on investment governance and risk.

A proven leader with more than 28 years’ experience in financial markets, primarily within superannuation and asset management, Suzanne has extensive, expert knowledge of portfolio management across asset classes. She is experienced in portfolio strategy and design, asset allocation, manager research and selection. Suzanne has managed the investments of profit-to-member super funds for the past 15 years. Prior to this, she held various senior positions in investment strategy and financial market economics at Goldman Sachs and JBWere.

Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance. She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Articles by Suzanne Branton

December 2023 quarterly investment update

Investments
16 February 2024
Find out how we performed over the December 2023 quarter.
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Investment markets – a snapshot - November 2023

Investments
3 November 2023
The start of the year saw a strong performance in the investment markets, but the quarter ending September 30, 2023, brought quite a lot of ups and downs.
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CareSuper’s investment performance 2022/23

Investments
7 August 2023
The 2022/23 financial year was a positive one for our members, with most of our options recording strong gains.
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A fantastic year for members – 2020/21

Investments
9 August 2021
It’s been a great year for members, with the Balanced (MySuper) option delivering 17.49% - the highest return in CareSuper’s 35-year history.
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Caresuper investment update - March quarter 2021

Investments
21 May 2021
Share markets continued to rise in the March quarter, helping to generate strong returns for CareSuper’s share-based investments. However, with interest rates at virtually zero or negative around the world, returns for our Fixed Interest and Cash investments remain challenging.
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CareSuper’s Cash option explained

Investments
20 May 2021
The current low interest rate environment could affect your super account balance, if you invest a large portion of your retirement savings in Cash. Hear from our Chief Investment Officer, Suzanne Branton, as she explains the Cash option.
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Investing sustainably for a brighter financial future

Investments
14 April 2021
‘Sustainable investing’ has been an important feature of the superannuation industry for some time now, although the concept has expanded and become more mainstream over the years.
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Caresuper investment update - December quarter 2020

Investments
23 February 2021
Investment markets have continued to rise in the December quarter, helping to deliver strong returns for members. By contrast, the Cash investment option yielded minimal returns for the quarter, reflecting Australia’s near-zero official cash rate.
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CareSuper Investment Update – September quarter 2020

Investments
10 November 2020
Investment markets have continued to recover over the September quarter, helping to deliver an uplift in returns for members. Despite this comeback there is still a lot of uncertainty in markets due to various factors – so we remain cautious in our outlook. Read the latest investment update from Chief Investment Officer, Suzanne Branton.
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New custodian arrangements to support our fund into the future

Announcements
20 August 2020
Following an extensive tender process, CareSuper has appointed J.P. Morgan as custodian of the fund. As a leading global custodian with advanced technology capabilities, JP Morgan is well positioned to meet the fund’s securities services and investment reporting needs over the long term. To us, this means improvements and efficiencies to ensure that we continue to deliver competitive products and services to help you make good retirement decisions.
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Positive returns in difficult times

Investments
29 July 2020
Against the backdrop of COVID-19, we take a look at our investment returns for 2020 and what’s on the horizon for financial markets.
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How the Fixed Interest option works

Investments
26 May 2020
While fixed interest is a lower risk investment, fixed interest returns can still move up and down like other investments. Hear from our Chief Investment Officer, Suzanne Branton, as she breaks down the Fixed Interest option.
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Investment Update – Coronavirus and super

Investments
16 March 2020
COVID-19 is continuing to impact investment markets and the global economy. Here’s the latest update on what’s been happening and how CareSuper is responding.
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Investment update – Coronavirus and super

Investments
5 March 2020
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect financial markets, we acknowledge that as a CareSuper member, you may be concerned about your investments.
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Investment update - February 2020

Investments
17 February 2020
All of CareSuper’s diversified options delivered strong performance during the December quarter, making 2019 one of the highest performing years of the past decade. But despite these generally strong returns, we retain a cautious outlook.
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Quarterly report - September 2019

Investments
5 December 2019
A slowing global economy and ongoing geo-political developments created volatile share market conditions in the September quarter, but in the end, it was a positive quarter for returns across all asset classes and CareSuper’s investment options.
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A positive year for members

Investments
21 August 2019
It’s been another good financial year for both super and pension members with our Balanced option delivering its tenth consecutive year of positive returns.
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Quarterly report – March 2019

Investments
17 May 2019
Global share markets bounced back in the March 2019 quarter, recovering all of the losses experienced at the end of 2018. This recovery lifted the returns of our diversified options back into the black for the financial year.
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Market update - November 2018

Investments
2 November 2018
Chief Investment Officer, Suzanne Branton, puts the recent volatility into perspective.
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Quarterly report - December 2018

Investments
14 February 2019
The December quarter was an extremely volatile period for both overseas and Australian share markets but other asset classes such as property, infrastructure, fixed interest and cash all posted positive returns.
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Members benefit from best performance over 10 years

Investments
1 June 2018
‘CareSuper’s Balanced option was the best performing Balanced option over the past decade,’ says CEO of SuperRatings, Kirby Rappell.
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A great year for members’ super balances

Investments
8 July 2018
It’s been another great year for CareSuper members, with the Balanced option delivering another year of strong returns. It’s the fifth year out of the last six that returns have been in double-digits.
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Quarterly report - September 2018

Investments
2 November 2018
It’s been another solid quarter for CareSuper members with all our investment options delivering positive returns.
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