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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
June 2020
Released
3/09/2020
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Key statistics

  • Managed funds under management rose $103.6b (2.8%) in June.
  • Consolidated assets of managed funds institutions rose $80.1b (2.7%).
  • Cross invested assets fell $26.3b (-5.3%) to $467.6b.
  • Unconsolidated assets rose $53.7b (1.6%) to $3,513.9b.

Main features

 Mar Qtr 2020Jun Qtr 2020Mar Qtr 2020 to Jun Qtr 2020
$m$m%
Total managed funds industry
3 713 355
3 816 933
2.8
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 966 217
3 046 279
2.7
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
493 919
467 599
-5.3
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
3 460 136
3 513 878
1.6
 Life insurance corporations
187 251
126 503
-32.4
 Superannuation (pension) funds
2 808 849
2 914 899
3.8
 Public offer (retail) unit trusts
403 183
409 406
1.5
 All other managed funds institutions
60 854
63 071
3.6

Analysis

Managed funds industry

The Managed Funds industry as at 30 June 2020 had $3,816.9b funds under management. This comprised of:

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

Superannuation (pension) funds

Total unconsolidated assets of superannuation funds rose $106.1b (3.8%) to $2,914.9b during the June quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts rose $94.5b (9.8%)
  • shares rose $68.9b (18.6%)
  • net equity of pension funds in life office reserves fell $56.9b (-74.5%)
  • short term securities rose $8.0b (14.9%)
  • assets overseas fell $6.7b (-1.3%)
  • other financial assets fell $5.2b (-2.3%)
     
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Public offer (retail) unit trusts

Total unconsolidated assets of public offer (retail) trusts rose $6.2b (1.5%) to $409.4b during the June quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • shares rose $6.4b (20.8%)
  • land, buildings and equipment fell $6.0b (-4.1%)
  • units in trusts rose $5.5b (6.0%)
  • assets overseas rose $1.6b (2.7%)
  • loans and placements fell $1.6b (-5.1%)
     

Cross investment within public offer (retail) unit trusts rose $1.5b (4.1%) to $36.8b

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Life insurance

Total unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations fell $60.7b (-32.4%) to $126.5b during the June quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts fell $57.1b (-58.0%)
  • shares fell $2.8b (-15.5%)
  • loans and placements fell $1.6b (-24.8%)
  • deposits fell $1.6b (-22.8%)
  • bonds rose $1.3b (4.9%)
     
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All other managed funds institutions

Total unconsolidated assets of:

  • friendly societies rose $0.4b (4.9%) to $7.7b
  • common funds rose $0.4b (3.9%) to $10.8b
  • cash management trusts rose $1.5b (3.4%) to $44.5b
     

Revisions

  • Table 1 Summary managed funds industry - revised back to the September quarter 2013.
  • Table 2 Summary managed funds institutions - revised back to the September quarter 2013.
  • Table 3 Life insurance offices - revised back to the December quarter 2019.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2016.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the September quarter 2013.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - no revisions.
  • Table 7 Common funds - no revisions.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - no revisions.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the September quarter 2016.
     

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Table 1. Summary managed funds industry, consolidated assets, total funds under management at end of period

Table 2. Summary managed funds institutions, assets at end of period

Table 3. Life insurance offices, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

Table 4. Superannuation funds, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

Table 5. Public unit trusts, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

Table 6. Friendly societies, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

Table 7. Common funds, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

Table 8. Cash management trusts, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

Table 9. Investment managers, source of funds, unconsolidated assets, amounts outstanding at end of period

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Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 5655.0.