Managed Funds, Australia

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Statistics on the assets and liabilities of financial institutions that pool funds for investment, classified by type of financial instrument

Reference period
June 2022
Released
1/09/2022
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    Managed Funds, Australia, September 2022
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    Managed Funds, Australia, December 2022
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Key statistics

During the June 2022 quarter:

  • the total managed funds industry fell $180.2b (-4.0%) to $4,296.3b funds under management
  • consolidated assets of managed funds institutions fell $127.0b (-3.5%) to $3,457.3b
  • cross invested assets fell $48.4b (-8.7%) to $505.7b
  • unconsolidated assets fell $175.4b (-4.2%) to $3,963.1b.

Main features

  Mar Qtr 2022
$m
Jun Qtr 2022
$m
Mar Qtr 2022 to Jun Qtr 2022
%
Total managed funds industry 4,476,525 4,296,275 -4.0
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions 3,584,314 3,457,346 -3.5
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions 554,122 505,705 -8.7
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions 4,138,436 3,963,051 -4.2
 Life insurance corporations 125,454 119,959 -4.4
 Superannuation (pension) funds 3,476,848 3,322,824 -4.4
 Public offer (retail) unit trusts 482,846 472,549 -2.1
 All other managed funds institutions 53,289 47,719 -10.5

Analysis

Managed funds industry

Managed Funds industry as at 30 June 2022 had $4,296.3b funds under management, comprised of:

*Resident investment managers placements with other resident investment managers are deducted when deriving the size of the total managed funds industry.
 

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Superannuation (pension) funds

Total unconsolidated assets of superannuation funds fell $154.0b (-4.4%) to $3,322.8b during the June quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts fell $83.5b (-6.6%)
  • shares fell $73.9b (-11.9%)
  • assets overseas fell $28.6b (-4.2%)
  • deposits rose $24.2b (10.1%)
  • other financial assets rose $9.6b (3.9%).

Important data quality note

Data reliability issue - Other Financial Assets

There are known reporting issues with the Other Financial Assets series (A3581378L). The ABS is working with APRA and data providers to resolve the reporting errors as quickly as possible. We expect to make revisions to this series, and others, in coming quarters. 

Public offer (retail) unit trusts

Total unconsolidated assets of public offer (retail) trusts fell $10.3b (-2.1%) to $472.5b during the June quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts fell $6.9b (-6.9%)
  • shares fell $6.4b (-8.9%)
  • assets overseas fell $3.6b (-4.2%)
  • land, buildings and equipment rose $3.4b (2.1%)
  • deposits rose $1.3b (20.1%).

Cross investment within public offer (retail) unit trusts fell $6.8b (-16.2%) to $35.0b.

Life insurance

Total unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations fell $5.5b (-4.4%) to $120.0b during the June quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts fell $2.4b (-5.8%)
  • shares fell $1.1b (-7.6%)
  • assets overseas fell $1.1b (-6.1%)
  • bonds, etc. fell $0.7b (-2.7%)
  • short term securities fell $0.4b (-15.7%).

All other managed funds institutions

Total unconsolidated assets of:

  • friendly societies fell $0.3b (-3.8%) to $8.7b
  • common funds fell $0.6b (-5.1%) to $10.9b
  • cash management trusts fell $4.6b (-14.1%) to $28.1b.

Revisions

  • Table 1 Summary managed funds industry - revised back to the September quarter 2018.
  • Table 2 Summary managed funds institutions - revised back to the September quarter 2018.
  • Table 3 Life insurance offices - revised back to the September quarter 2018.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2018.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the September quarter 2020.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - revised back to the March quarter 2022.
  • Table 7 Common funds - revised back to the March quarter 2022.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - revised back to the March quarter 2022.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the September quarter 2018.

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Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 5655.0.
 

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