5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Jun 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2009   
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28/08/2009 Note: Revisions to Public unit trust data have impacted the time series presented in Tables 9 to 16. As a result, these tables are released today.


Jun Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2009

Superannuation funds
785 314
693 486
739 812
Public unit trusts
275 772
249 542
249 221
Life insurance offices(a)
183 047
157 959
162 712
All other managed funds
63 002
56 112
54 657
1 307 135
1 157 099
1 206 402

(a) Investments by superannuation funds which are held and administered by life insurance offices are included under life insurance offices.
Note: See note on consolidation in Explanatory Notes, paragraph 11.

Consolidated Assets, Type of institution
Graph: Consolidated Assets, Type of institution

Consolidated Assets, Type of asset
Graph: Consolidated Assets, Type of asset


  • At 30 June 2009, total consolidated assets of managed funds institutions was $1,206.4b, an increase of $49.3b (4%) on the revised March quarter 2009 figure of $1,157.1b.
  • Consolidated assets of superannuation funds (held outside of life offices) increased by $46.3b (7%); life insurance offices increased by $4.8b (3%); friendly societies increased by $0.1b (4%); cash management trusts decreased by $1.5b (3%); public unit trusts decreased by $0.3b (0.1%); and common funds decreased by $0.1b (1%).
  • The major asset movements for the quarter were equities and units in trusts, up by $33.3b (9%); cash and deposits, up by $8.6b (5%); short term securities, up by $3.3b (4%); and other assets, up $4.2b (8%). Long term securities, loans and placements, and assets overseas all experienced small increases of $0.9b (1%), $0.8b (2%), $0.6b (0.3%) respectively. Land and buildings experienced a decrease of $2.4b (2%). The main valuation effects that occurred during the June 2009 quarter were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 increased by 10.4%, the price of foreign shares (represented by the MSCI World Index) increased 19.3% and the A$ appreciated against the US$ by 18.1%.
  • At 30 June 2009, investment managers had $1,013.6b in funds under management, up $49.9b (5%) on the revised March quarter 2009 figure of $963.7b. They managed $691.0b (57%) of the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions.



ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2009 26 November 2009
December 2009 25 February 2010
March 2010 27 May 2010
June 2010 26 August 2010


There have been revisions in some series as a result of improvements to methodology and coverage; quality assurance work undertaken with data providers; and the receipt of revised administrative data. Specifically, superannuation data has been revised back to December 2005; life insurance offices data back to March 2009; public unit trusts data back to March 2009; and investment manager data back to December 2005. No revisions were made to friendly societies, common funds and cash management trusts data.


In the June quarter 2009 the ABS introduced updated forms for the Survey of Financial Information which is the primary source of data for this publication. The updates resulted from a revision to international standards to reflect the changes that have occurred in the financial system during the past 10 years. As a result of these changes several series in Tables 9 through 19 are no longer available from the June quarter 2009. For further information on the specific series involved please contact Judy Sykes on 02 6252 5222 or alternatively judy.sykes@abs.gov.au.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Judy Sykes on Canberra (02) 6252 5222.