5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Dec 2017  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2017
Dec Qtr 2017
$m
$m

Total managed funds industry
3 279 929
3 389 552
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
2 663 170
2 745 619
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
548 425
563 840
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
3 211 596
3 309 459
Life insurance corporations
238 279
242 070
Superannuation (pension) funds
2 575 800
2 657 622
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
342 889
356 033
All other managed funds institutions
54 627
53 734


Managed Funds
Graph: This graph shows the value of the managed funds industry and the consolidated assets of total managed funds institutions.

Unconsolidated Assets, by type of institution
Graph: This graph shows the unconsolidated assets of life insurance corporations, superannuation (pension) funds, public offer (retail) unit trusts and other managed funds institutions.




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL MANAGED FUNDS INDUSTRY
  • At 31 December 2017, the managed funds industry had $3,389.6b funds under management, an increase of $109.6b (3%) on the September quarter 2017 figure of $3,279.9b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the December quarter 2017 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 increased 6.7%; the price of foreign shares, as represented by the MSCI World Index excluding Australia, increased 5.1%; and the A$ depreciated 0.5% against the US$.


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS OF MANAGED FUNDS INSTITUTIONS
  • At 31 December 2017, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $2,745.6b, an increase of $82.4b (3%) on the September quarter 2017 figure of $2,663.2b.
  • The asset types that increased were shares, $34.6b (7%); units in trusts, $29.7b (4%); overseas assets, $17.3b (4%); land, buildings and equipment, $5.8b (2%); bonds, etc., $5.5b (7%); and deposits, $3.4b (1%). These were partially offset by decreases in short term securities, $6.4b (7%); other financial assets, $4.7b (2%); derivatives, $1.8b (6%); loans and placements, $0.7b (2%); and other non-financial assets, $0.4b (3%).


CROSS INVESTED ASSETS
  • At 31 December 2017, there were $563.8b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.


UNCONSOLIDATED ASSETS
  • At 31 December 2017, the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds increased $81.8b (3%); public offer (retail) unit trusts increased $13.1b (4%); life insurance corporations increased $3.8b (2%); common funds increased $0.3b (3%); and friendly societies increased $0.1b (2%). Cash management trusts decreased $1.3b (4%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2018 7 June 2018
June 2018 6 September 2018
September 2018 29 November 2018
December 2018 7 March 2019

CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The next release will include minor changes to some graphs. The changes to the graphs mentioned in the September 2017 release will be incorporated in the next release.


REVISIONS


There have been revisions as a result of the receipt of revised administrative data, survey data and due to the inclusion of new survey respondents:
  • Table 3 Life insurance corporations - revised back to the June quarter 2017.
  • Table 4 Superannuation (pension) funds - revised back to the September quarter 2016.
  • Table 5 Public offer (retail) unit trusts - revised back to the December quarter 2015.
  • 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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