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
September 2022

Key statistics

During the September 2022 quarter:

  • the total managed funds industry fell by $0.2b to $4,306.1b funds under management
  • consolidated assets of managed funds institutions rose $18.3b (0.5%) to $3,485.4b
  • cross invested assets fell $7.7b (-1.5%) to $497.3b
  • unconsolidated assets rose $10.6b (0.3%) to $3,982.7b.
 Jun Qtr 2022
$m
Sep Qtr 2022
$m
Jun Qtr 2022 to Sep Qtr 2022
%
Total managed funds industry4,306,3154,306,069-0.0
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions3,467,1283,485,4120.5
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions505,026497,329-1.5
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions3,972,1543,982,7410.3
 Life insurance corporations119,717118,590-0.9
 Superannuation (pension) funds3,328,5813,340,2980.4
 Public offer (retail) unit trusts476,137477,8040.4
 All other managed funds institutions47,71946,049-3.5

Managed funds industry

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 rose $11.7b (0.4%) to $3,340.3b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts fell $16.4b (-1.4%)
  • shares rose $14.0b (2.6%)
  • other financial assets rose $6.8b (2.6%)
  • land, buildings and equipment fell $4.7b (-2.3%)
  • bonds, etc. rose $3.7b (4.7%).

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 rose $1.7b (0.4%) to $477.8b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts rose $6.8b (7.0%)
  • assets overseas fell $4.0b (-4.9%)
  • land, buildings and equipment fell $1.6b (-1.0%)
  • shares fell $1.3b (-1.9%)
  • deposits rose $1.1b (13.2%).

Cross investment within public offer (retail) unit trusts rose $5.9b (16.8%) to $40.6b.

Other managed funds institutions

Life insurance

Total unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations fell $1.1b (-0.9%) to $118.6b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • other financial assets fell $0.9b (-13.3%)
  • deposits fell $0.3b (-5.8%)
  • other non-financial assets rose $0.3b (8.9%)
  • derivatives rose $0.3b (24.8%)
  • shares fell $0.1b (-1.1%).

All other managed funds institutions

Total unconsolidated assets of:

  • friendly societies rose 0.6% to $8.7b
  • common funds rose $0.2b (1.5%) to $11.1b
  • cash management trusts fell $1.9b (-6.7%) to $26.3b.

Data downloads

Time series spreadsheets

Data files

Revisions

  • Table 1 Summary managed funds industry - revised back to the June quarter 2019.
  • Table 2 Summary managed funds institutions - revised back to the June quarter 2019.
  • Table 3 Life insurance offices - revised back to the June quarter 2022.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2020.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the June quarter 2019.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - no revisions.
  • Table 7 Common funds - revised back to the December quarter 2021.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - revised back to the June quarter 2022.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the September quarter 2020.

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Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 5655.0.
 

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