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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 2020
Released
10/12/2020

Key statistics

  • The total managed funds industry rose $14.7b (0.4%) to $3,828.1b funds under management
  • Consolidated assets of managed funds institutions rose $11.2b (0.4%) to $3,053.9b
  • Cross invested assets rose $9.2b (2.0%) to $481.1b
  • Unconsolidated assets rose $20.4b (0.6%) to $3,535.1b

Main features

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 Jun Qtr 2020
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Sep Qtr 2020
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Jun Qtr 2020 to Sep Qtr 2020
Total managed funds industry3 813 4143 828 1200.4
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions3 042 7603 053 9490.4
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions471 892481 1182.0
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions3 514 6513 535 0670.6
 Life insurance corporations128 078127 085-0.8
 Superannuation (pension) funds2 913 8152 931 7190.6
 Public offer (retail) unit trusts409 687416 3451.6
 All other managed funds institutions63 07159 918-5.0

Analysis

Managed funds industry

Managed Funds industry as at 30 September 2020 had $3,828.1b funds under management, 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
 

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*total consolidated assets

Superannuation (pension) funds

Total unconsolidated assets of superannuation funds rose $17.9b (0.6%) to $2,931.7b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts rose $32.4b (3.1%)
  • deposits fell $15.0b (-5.6%)
  • derivatives fell $12.4b (-29.7%)
  • other financial assets rose $6.6b (2.9%)
  • shares rose $5.6b (1.3%)
     
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Public offer (retail) unit trusts

Total unconsolidated assets of public offer (retail) trusts rose $6.7b (1.6%) to $416.3b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • deposits rose $3.2b (34.9%)
  • units in trusts rose $2.5b (2.6%)
  • derivatives fell $1.0b (-18.5%)
  • land, buildings and equipment rose $0.8b (0.6%)
  • bonds, etc. rose $0.7b (5.8%)
     

Cross investment within public offer (retail) unit trusts rose $1.2b (3.2%) to $38.0b

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Life insurance

Total unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations fell $1.0b (-0.8%) to $127.1b during the September quarter.

Key movements were as follows:

  • units in trusts fell $1.5b (-3.3%)
  • other financial assets rose $0.3b (4.8%)
  • deposits rose $0.2b (3.9%)
  • short term securities fell $0.2b (-7.4%)
  • derivatives fell $0.2b (-7.6%)
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All other managed funds institutions

Total unconsolidated assets of:

  • friendly societies rose $0.1b (1.7%) to $7.9b
  • common funds rose $0.4b (3.6%) to $11.2b
  • cash management trusts fell $3.7b (-8.3%) to $40.8b
     

Revisions

  • Table 1 Summary managed funds industry - revised back to the March quarter 2013.
  • Table 2 Summary managed funds institutions - revised back to the June quarter 2011.
  • Table 3 Life insurance offices - revised back to the December quarter 2008.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2017.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the June quarter 2013.
  • Table 6 Friendly Societies - no revisions.
  • Table 7 Common funds - revised back to the June quarter 2011.
  • Table 8 Cash management trusts - revised back to the December quarter 2008.
  • Table 9 Resident Investment Managers - revised back to the September quarter 2017.

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Previous catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 5655.0.