5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Dec 2018  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2018
Dec Qtr 2018
$m
$m

Total managed funds industry
3 547 631
3 425 209
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 881 471
2 786 590
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
575 866
543 276
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
3 457 337
3 329 866
Life insurance corporations
240 189
228 477
Superannuation (pension) funds
2 777 899
2 670 693
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
381 354
374 743
All other managed funds institutions
57 895
55 953


Managed Funds

Graph: This graph shows the value of the managed funds industry and the consolidated assets of total managed funds institutions.

Unconsolidated Assets, by type of institution
Graph: This graph shows the unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations, superannuation (pension) funds, public offer (retail) unit trusts and other managed funds institutions.


DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL MANAGED FUNDS INDUSTRY
  • At 31 December 2018, the managed funds industry had $3,425.2b funds under management, a decrease of $122.4b (3.5%) on the September quarter 2018 figure of $3,547.6b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the December quarter 2018 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 decreased 9.1%; the price of foreign shares, as represented by the MSCI World Index excluding Australia, decreased 13.8%; and the A$ depreciated 2.3% against the US$.


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS OF MANAGED FUNDS INSTITUTIONS
  • At 31 December 2018, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $2,786.6b, a decrease of $94.9b (3.3%) on the September quarter 2018 figure of $2,881.5b.
  • The asset types that decreased were shares, $41.4b (8.1%); units in trusts, $34.3b (4.4%); overseas assets, $24.2b (4.7%); derivatives, $3.6b (9.4%) and deposits, $1.7b (0.6%). These were partially offset by increases in other financial assets, $3.8b (1.6%); bonds, etc., $3.3b (3.5%); land, buildings and equipment, $1.7b (0.6%); loans and placements, $0.5b (1.2%); short term securities, $0.5b (0.6%) and other non-financial assets, $0.3b (2.9%).


CROSS INVESTED ASSETS
  • At 31 December 2018, there were $543.3b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.


UNCONSOLIDATED ASSETS
  • At 31 December 2018, the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds decreased $107.2b (3.9%); life insurance corporations decreased $11.7b (4.9%); public offer (retail) unit trusts decreased $6.6b (1.7%); cash management trusts decreased $1.5b (3.9%); friendly societies decreased $0.3b (3.5%) and common funds decreased $0.1b (1.3%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2019 6 June 2019
June 2019 5 September 2019
September 2019 12 December 2019
December 2019 5 March 2020


REVISIONS
  • Table 3 Life insurance corporations - revised back to the September quarter 2018.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2016.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the March quarter 2012.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - no revisions.
  • Table 7 Common funds - no revisions.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - no revisions.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the September quarter 2016.


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