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5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Sep 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/11/2011   
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Jun Qtr 2011
Sep Qtr 2011

Total managed funds industry
1 845 291
1 786 240
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 455 688
1 410 704
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
395 250
373 926
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 850 938
1 784 630
Life insurance corporations
234 766
227 125
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 293 973
1 246 859
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
283 436
272 234
All other managed funds institutions
38 763
38 412

Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

Unconsolidated Assets, by type of institution
Graph: Unconsolidated Assets, by type of institution



  • As at 30 September 2011 the managed funds industry had $1,786.2b funds under management, a decrease of $59.1b (3%) from the June quarter 2011 figure of $1,845.3b. This was driven by the decrease of $45.0b in consolidated assets of managed funds institutions. The decrease was primarily driven by valuation changes.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the September quarter 2011 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 decreased 13.0%, the price of foreign shares (represented by the MSCI World Index) decreased 17.1% and the A$ depreciated 9.3% against the US$.

  • As at 30 September 2011 the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions was $1,410.7b, a decrease of $45.0b (3%) from the June quarter 2011 figure of $1,455.7b.
  • The asset types to decrease during the quarter were shares, $36.2b (8%); units in trust, $20.3b (11%); other financial assets $3.4b (9%); overseas assets, $1.6b (1%); and loans and placements, $0.6b (2%). These were partially offset by increases in deposits, $6.7b (4%); short term securities, $5.4b (7%); other non-financial assets, $2.9b (17%); land, buildings and equipment, $1.5b (1%); and bonds, etc., $0.6b (1%). Derivatives was flat.

  • As at 30 September 2011 there were $373.9b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.

  • As at 30 September 2011 the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds decreased $47.1b (4%); life insurance corporations decreased $7.6b (3%); public offer (retail) trusts decreased $11.2b (4%); cash management trusts decreased $0.2b (1%); common funds decreased $0.1b (2%) and friendly societies was flat.



ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2011 23 February 2012
March 2012 31 May 2012
June 2012 30 August 2012
September 2012 29 November 2012
December 2012 28 February 2013
March 2013 30 May 2013


There have been revisions in some series as a result of the receipt of revised administrative data and revised survey data. Superannuation, life insurance corporation, public unit trust, investment manager and common fund data have been revised back to September quarter 2005. Friendly society and cash management trust data had no revisions to previous quarters' data.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joseph Madaffari on Canberra (02) 6252 5842.

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