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5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Sep 2012  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2012
Sep Qtr 2012
$m
$m

Total managed funds industry
1 886 330
1 954 657
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 498 974
1 551 579
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
383 541
395 943
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 882 515
1 947 522
Life insurance corporations
235 218
243 551
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 350 050
1 409 906
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
259 443
255 927
All other managed funds institutions
37 804
38 137


Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL MANAGED FUNDS INDUSTRY
  • At 30 September 2012, the managed funds industry had $1,954.7b funds under management, an increase of $68.3b (4%) on the June quarter 2012 figure of $1,886.3b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during September quarter 2012 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 increased 7.1%, the price of foreign shares (represented by the MSCI World Index, excluding Australia) increased 6.0% and the A$ appreciated 2.7% against the US$.


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS OF MANAGED FUNDS INSTITUTIONS
  • At 30 September 2012, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $1,551.6b, an increase of $52.6b (4%) on the June quarter 2012 figure of $1,499.0b.
  • The asset types that increased were shares, $21.3b (5%); overseas assets, $14.9b (6%); deposits, $11.4b (5%); units in trusts, $4.9b (3%); bonds, etc., $3.7b (5%); and short term securities, $2.5b (3%). These were partially offset by decreases in other financial assets, $3.0b (7%); other non-financial assets, $1.3b (9%); land, buildings and equipment, $1.1b (1%); derivatives, $0.4b (21%); and loans and placements, $0.3b (1%).


CROSS INVESTED ASSETS
  • At 30 September 2012, there were $395.9b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.


UNCONSOLIDATED ASSETS
  • At 30 September 2012, the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds increased $59.9b (4%); life insurance corporations increased $8.3b (4%); common funds increased $0.2b (2%); and friendly societies increased $0.1b (2%). Public offer (retail) unit trusts decreased $3.5b (1%) while cash management trusts were flat.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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



REVISIONS

There have been revisions in some of the series as a result of the receipt of revised administrative and survey data.
  • Life insurance offices and public offer (retail) unit trusts data were revised back to the September quarter 2005.
  • Superannuation and investment managers data were revised back to the September quarter 2007.
  • Friendly societies data was revised back to the September quarter 2010.
  • Cash management trusts and common funds data had no revisions.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joan Zhang on Sydney (02) 9268 4812.


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