5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, June 2015  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2015   
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Mar Qtr 2015
Jun Qtr 2015

Total managed funds industry
2 643 382
2 622 167
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 078 551
2 059 934
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
545 737
534 275
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 624 288
2 594 209
Life insurance corporations
304 521
298 014
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 959 318
1 933 523
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
311 519
312 554
All other managed funds institutions
48 930
50 118

Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

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


  • At 30 June 2015, the managed funds industry had $2,622.2b funds under management, a decrease of $21.2b (1%) on the March quarter 2015 figure of $2,643.4b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the June quarter 2015 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 decreased 7.3%; the price of foreign shares, as represented by the MSCI World Index excluding Australia, decreased 0.1%; and the A$ appreciated 0.6% against the US$.

  • At 30 June 2015, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $2,059.9b, a decrease of $18.6b (1%) on the March quarter 2015 figure of $2,078.6b.
  • The asset types that decreased were shares, $29.6b (5%); units in trusts, $4.0b (2%); overseas assets, $2.7b (1%); derivatives, $0.3b (10%) and other non-financial assets, $0.3b (2%). These were partially offset by increases in other financial assets, $7.2b (24%); land, buildings and equipment, $4.1b (2%); short term securities, $2.6b (3%); loans and placements, $2.4b (5%); deposits, $1.3b (0%) and bonds, etc., $0.6b (1%).

  • At 30 June 2015, there were $534.3b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.

  • At 30 June 2015, the unconsolidated assets of Superannuation (pension) funds decreased $25.8b (1%), life insurance corporations decreased $6.5b (2%); friendly societies decreased $0.1b (2%) and common funds decreased $0.1b (1%). Cash management trusts increased $1.4b (4%) and public offer (retail) unit trusts increased $1.0b (0%).



ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2015 26 November 2015
December 2015 26 February 2016
March 2016 26 May 2016
June 2016 25 August 2016


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 for the March quarter 2015.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2011.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the September quarter 2005.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - revised for the March quarter 2015.
  • Table 7 Common funds - revised back to the September quarter 2005.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - revised back to the September quarter 2005.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the June quarter 2009.


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.


This issue includes revisions to the assets and liabilities of cash management trusts from September quarter 2005 to March quarter 2015 as a result of the inclusion of a number of new units (survey respondents). The size of the revision to total assets in March quarter 2015 is $7.3b. This revision is the result of work undertaken to improve coverage of the cash management trusts institution. Revisions have been applied to all relevant financial instruments in this institution as well as the aggregate measures of the managed funds institutions and managed funds industry in tables 1 and 2.


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