5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Sep 2014  
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Jun Qtr 2014
Sep Qtr 2014

Total managed funds industry
2 412 842
2 439 473
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 902 742
1 922 739
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
474 708
484 722
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 377 450
2 407 462
Life insurance corporations
281 192
284 146
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 765 001
1 789 318
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
294 221
296 156
All other managed funds institutions
37 036
37 842

Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

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


  • At 30 September 2014, the managed funds industry had $2,439.5b funds under management, an increase of $26.6b (1%) on the June quarter 2014 figure of $2,412.8b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the September quarter 2014 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 decreased 1.9%; the price of foreign shares, as represented by the MSCI World Index excluding Australia, increased 2.4%; and the A$ depreciated 7.6% against the US$.

  • At 30 September 2014, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $1,922.7b, an increase of $20.0b (1%) on the June quarter 2014 figure of $1,902.7b.
  • The asset types that increased were overseas assets, $16.8b (5%); deposits, $4.4b (2%); short term securities, $2.5b (3%); units in trusts, $2.3b (1%); land, buildings and equipment, $0.6b (0%); and shares, $0.1b (0%). These were partially offset by decreases in other financial assets, $5.8b (16%); bonds, etc., $0.5b (0%); other non-financial assets, $0.2b (2%); and loans and placements, $0.2b (0%). Derivatives were flat.

  • At 30 September 2014, there were $484.7b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.

  • At 30 September 2014, the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds increased $24.3b (1%), life insurance corporations increased $3.0b (1%), public offer (retail) unit trusts increased $1.9b (1%), cash management trusts increased $0.6b (2%), common funds increased $0.2b (2%), and friendly societies increased $0.1b (1%).



ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2014 26 February 2015
March 2015 28 May 2015
June 2015 27 August 2015
September 2015 26 November 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 for June quarter 2014.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to December quarter 2008.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to March quarter 2014.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - no revisions.
  • Table 7 Common funds - revised for June quarter 2014.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - revised back to March quarter 2009.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to December quarter 2008.


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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