5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Jun 2014  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/2014   
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Mar Qtr 2014
Jun Qtr 2014

Total managed funds industry
2 359 241
2 405 334
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 863 996
1 895 276
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
469 247
461 218
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 333 243
2 356 494
Life insurance corporations
275 592
281 037
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 727 928
1 744 741
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
293 313
294 221
All other managed funds institutions
36 411
36 494

Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

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


  • At 30 June 2014, the managed funds industry had $2,405.3b funds under management, an increase of $46.1b (2%) on the March quarter 2014 figure of $2,359.2b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the June quarter 2014 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 was flat; the price of foreign shares, as represented by the MSCI World Index excluding Australia, increased 4.2%; and the A$ appreciated 2.2% against the US$.

  • At 30 June 2014, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $1,895.3b, an increase of $31.3b (2%) on the March quarter 2014 figure of $1,864.0b.
  • The asset types that increased were units in trusts, $12.5b (6%); shares, $9.2b (2%); overseas assets, $9.0b (3%); loans and placements, $4.8b (11%); bonds, etc., $3.3b (3%); short term securities, $2.1b (3%); and derivatives, $0.2b (16%). These were partially offset by decreases in other financial assets, $5.0b (12%); deposits, $4.5b (2%); other non-financial assets, $0.3b (2%); and land, buildings and equipment, $0.1b (0%).

  • At 30 June 2014, there were $461.2b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.

  • At 30 June 2014, the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds increased $16.8b (1%), life insurance corporations increased $5.4b (2%), and public offer (retail) unit trusts increased $0.9b (0%), and friendly societies increased $0.1b (2%). Common funds, and cash management trusts were flat.



ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2014 27 November 2014
December 2014 26 February 2015
March 2015 28 May 2015
June 2015 27 August 2015


There have been revisions as a result of the receipt of revised administrative data, survey data and due to the inclusion of new survey respondents.
  • Table 3 Life insurance corporations - revised back to December quarter 2010.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to September quarter 2005.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to December quarter 2005.
  • Table 6 Friendly societies - revised back to December quarter 2012.
  • Table 7 Common funds - no revisions.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - no revisions.
  • Table 9 Resident investment managers - revised back to September quarter 2005.


As the ABS has previously advised, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) introduced an enhanced set of reporting forms for Registrable Superannuation Entities (RSEs) from September quarter 2013. A number of data items provided from the new APRA collections significantly deviate from the previous ones, both in concept and definition. Where the impact on an affected series could not be estimated, the ABS has been moving forward the affected series using cautiously chosen indicators derived from other ABS collections that have a very strong historical correlation to these series. This methodology will continue to be applied until additional superannuation data collection requirements can be implemented by APRA which satisfy the conceptual and definitional requirements of the ABS. Users are advised to continue exercising caution when using superannuation data in this publication.


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