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Managed Funds, Australia

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

Reference period
September 2021
Released
2/12/2021
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Key statistics

During the September 2021 quarter:

  • the total managed funds industry rose $61.2b (1.4%) to $4,390.3b funds under management
  • consolidated assets of managed funds institutions rose $73.1b (2.1%) to $3,515.4b
  • cross invested assets rose $16.1b (2.9%) to $571.2b
  • unconsolidated assets rose $89.2b (2.2%) to $4,086.6b

Main features

  Jun Qtr 2021
$m
Sep Qtr 2021
$m
Jun Qtr 2021 to Sep Qtr 2021
%
Total managed funds industry 4,329,117 4,390,322 1.4
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions 3,442,257 3,515,362 2.1
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions 555,064 571,199 2.9
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions 3,997,322 4,086,561 2.2
 Life insurance corporations 128,094 128,951 0.7
 Superannuation (pension) funds 3,354,091 3,430,461 2.3
 Public offer (retail) unit trusts 463,945 476,548 2.7
 All other managed funds institutions 51,191 50,601 -1.2

Analysis

Managed funds industry

Managed Funds industry as at 30 September 2021 had $4,390.3b 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 rose $76.4b (2.3%) to $3,430.5b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts rose $32.7b (2.6%)
  • assets overseas rose $27.4b (4.2%)
  • land, buildings and equipment rose $9.2b (4.7%)
  • other financial assets rose $9.0b (3.9%)
  • deposits fell $7.1b (-3.0%).

Public offer (retail) unit trusts

Total unconsolidated assets of public offer (retail) trusts rose $12.6b (2.7%) to $476.5b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • shares rose $3.9b (5.8%)
  • assets overseas rose $3.4b (4.2%)
  • units in trusts rose $2.3b (2.4%)
  • loans and placements rose $2.0b (6.5%)
  • other financial assets fell $1.6b (-24.6%).

Cross investment within public offer (retail) unit trusts rose $2.6b (6.6%) to $41.6b.

Life insurance

Total unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations rose $0.9b (0.7%) to $129.0b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • deposits fell $0.6b (-11.0%)
  • short term securities fell $0.4b (-14.0%)
  • other financial assets rose $0.4b (5.7%)
  • units in trusts rose $0.4b (0.9%)
  • bonds, etc. rose $0.4b (1.3%).

All other managed funds institutions

Total unconsolidated assets of:

  • friendly societies rose $0.3b (3.0%) to $9.0b
  • common funds rose $0.3b (2.3%) to $11.4b
  • cash management trusts fell $1.1b (-3.5%) to $30.2b.

Revisions

  • Table 1 Summary managed funds industry - revised back to the March quarter 2016.
  • Table 2 Summary managed funds institutions - revised back to the September quarter 2015.
  • Table 3 Life insurance offices - revised back to the June quarter 2021.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the June quarter 2019.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the June quarter 2021.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - revised back to the June quarter 2021.
  • Table 7 Common funds - revised back to the June quarter 2021.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - revised back to the September quarter 2015.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the June quarter 2020.

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Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 5655.0.