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5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, June 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/08/2012   
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Mar Qtr 2012
Jun Qtr 2012

Total managed funds industry
1 898 576
1 886 134
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 504 864
1 500 148
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
386 574
381 745
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 891 438
1 881 894
Life insurance corporations
238 155
234 876
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 347 847
1 349 449
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
267 415
259 762
All other managed funds institutions
38 020
37 807

Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

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


  • At 30 June 2012, the managed funds industry had $1,886.1b funds under management, a decrease of $12.4b (1%) on the March quarter 2012 figure of $1,898.6b. This decrease was primarily driven by valuation changes.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the June quarter 2012 were: the S&P/ASX 200 decreased 5.6%, the price of foreign shares (represented by the MSCI World Index) decreased 5.8% and the A$ depreciated 2.0% against the US$.

  • At 30 June 2012, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $1,500.1b, a decrease of $4.7b (0%) on the March quarter 2012 figure of $1,504.9b.
  • The asset types that decreased were shares, $12.0b (3%); units in trusts, $7.1b (4%); overseas assets, $6.7b (3%); other non-financial assets, $3.1b (17%); and loans and placements, $1.2b (3%). These were partially offset by increases in deposits, $16.0b (8%); land, buildings and equipment, $5.6b (3%); bonds, etc., $1.6b (2%); other financial assets, $1.1b (3%); short term securities, $0.9b (1%); and derivatives, $0.2b (11%).

  • At 30 June 2012, there were $381.7b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.

  • At 30 June 2012, the unconsolidated assets of public offer (retail) unit trusts decreased $7.7b (3%); life insurance corporations decreased $3.3b (1%); common funds decreased $0.1b (1%); and cash management trusts decreased $0.1b (0%). Superannuation (pension) funds increased $1.6b (0%); while friendly societies were flat.



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


There have been revisions in all the series as a result of revised administrative and survey data. These revisions have impacted on:
  • Superannuation, investment managers, common funds and friendly societies data were revised back to the September quarter 2005;
  • Life insurance offices data was revised back to the December quarter 2009;
  • Public offer (retail) unit trusts data was revised back to the December quarter 2011; and
  • Cash management trusts data was revised for the March quarter 2012.


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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