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5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Sep 2006  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2006
CONSOLIDATED ASSETS
$m
$m
$m

Superannuation funds
469 643
545 961
558 761
Life insurance offices(a)
195 947
203 639
203 015
Other managed funds
245 606
277 387
280 290
Total
911 197
1 026 987
1 042 065

(a) Investments by superannuation funds which are held and administered by life insurance offices are included under life insurance offices.
See note on consolidation in Explanatory Notes, paragraph 10.

Total consolidated assets
Graph: Total consolidated assets



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS
  • Total consolidated assets of managed funds institutions was $1042.1b at 30 September 2006, an increase of $15.1b (1.5%) on the revised June quarter 2006 figure of $1027.0b.
  • Consolidated assets of superannuation funds increased by $12.8b (2.3%) and public unit trusts were up by $3.6b (1.6%). Partially offsetting these was a decrease in the consolidated assets of life insurance offices of $0.6b (-0.3%), friendly societies of $0.5b (-11.1%) and cash management trusts of $0.2b (-0.4%).
  • Investments in assets overseas increased by $10.6b (4.8%). Other increases were recorded in short-term securities, up $7.9b (10.2%), equities and units in trusts, up $3.7b (0.9%) and loans and placements up $0.7b (3.0%). Investments in long term securities were down $4.0b (-4.5%), other assets down $3.1b (-10.1%) and cash and deposits down $0.8b (-1.1%). During the September quarter 2006, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.6%, the price of foreign shares (represented by the US S&P 500) rose 5.1% and the $A appreciated against the $US by 0.6%. In addition the 5 year Treasury Bond yield, averaged over the three months within the quarter, increased from 5.72% to 5.77%.
  • Investment managers had $988.0b in funds under management at 30 September 2006, up $15.9b (1.6%) on the revised June quarter 2006 figure of $972.0b. They managed $700.1b (67.2%) of the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2006 27 February 2007
March 2007 30 May 2007
June 2007 30 August 2007
September 2007 29 November 2007



REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

There have been revisions in some series as a result of quality assurance work undertaken with data providers.



SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

There are no significant events in this issue.



ROUNDING

Discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals due to rounding.



INQUIRIES

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ANALYSIS


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS

By type of institution

At 30 September 2006, consolidated assets of superannuation funds were $558.8b, up $12.8b (2.3%) on the revised June 2006 figure. Consolidated assets of public unit trusts increased by $3.6b (1.6%). Consolidated assets of life insurance offices decreased by $0.6b (-0.3%), friendly societies decreased by $0.5b (-11.1%), and the assets of common funds and cash management trusts moved marginally on the June quarter figures.

Graph: Managed Funds - Consolidated Assets by Type of Institution


By type of asset

The major asset movements for the quarter were assets overseas up $10.6b (4.8%), short-term securities, up $7.9b (10.2%), equities and units in trusts, up $3.7b (0.9%) and loans and placements up $0.7b (3.0%). There were decreases in long term securities, down $4.0b (-4.5%), other assets, down $3.1b (-10.1%) and cash and deposits, down $0.8b (-1.1%).


Cross investment

The table below presents the unconsolidated, cross-invested and consolidated assets of managed funds by type of fund as at 30 September 2006.

Unconsolidated assets
Cross- invested assets
Consolidated assets
Type of fund
$m
$m
$m

Life insurance offices
238 926
35 911
203 015
Superannuation funds
736 534
177 774
558 761
Public unit trusts
263 962
35 991
227 971
Friendly societies
6 777
2 688
4 089
Common funds
10 711
499
10 212
Cash management trusts
38 018
-
38 018
Total
1 294 929
252 863
1 042 065

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



UNCONSOLIDATED ASSETS

Life insurance offices

At 30 September 2006, the total assets of life insurance offices were $238.9b, an increase of $0.8b (0.3%) on the revised June 2006 figure of $238.2b. Increases were recorded in equities and units in trusts of $2.2b (1.4%) and assets overseas of $0.5b (3.5%). Partially offsetting this was a decrease in short term securities of $0.5b (-4.4%), land and buildings of $0.4b (-4.3%), long term securities of $0.4b (-1.5%), other financial assets of $0.3b (-11.3%) and loans and placements of $0.2b (-7.2%).

Graph: Unconsolidated Assets by Life insurance offices


Superannuation funds

The total assets of superannuation funds held outside of life offices was $736.5b at 30 September 2006, an increase of $16.8b (2.3%) on the revised June 2006 figure. Major increases were recorded for assets overseas of $8.3b (5.3%) equities and units in trusts of $6.1b (1.7%), short term securities of $4.7b (16.0%) and cash and deposits of $1.6b (2.6%). Decreases were recorded for other financial assets of $2.1b (-16.5%) and long term securities of $1.2b (-2.2%).

Graph: Unconsolidated Assets by Superannuation funds


Public unit trusts

The total assets for public unit trusts was $264.0b at 30 September 2006, up $5.9b (2.3%) on the revised June 2006 figure of $258.0b. The major increases were in equities and units in trusts up $2.5b (2.7%), assets overseas up $1.8b (3.8%), loans and placements, up $0.9b (10.9%), land and buildings, up $0.9b (1.2%) short term securities up $0.6b (10.9%) and other non-financial assets up $0.5b (4.6%). There were decreases in other financial assets of $0.9b (-16.0%) and long term debt securities of $0.4b (-25.8%).

Graph:  Unconsolidated Assets by Public unit trusts


Friendly societies

Total assets of friendly societies was $6.8b at 30 September 2006, virtually unchanged from the June quarter 2006 figure. An increase in equities and units in trusts, up $0.5b (21.9%), was offset by a decrease in cash and deposits of $0.5b (-41.8%).

Graph:  Unconsolidated Assets by Friendly societies


Common funds

Total assets of common funds was $10.7b at 30 September 2006, virtually unchanged from the June quarter 2006 figure. The major movements were in short term securities, which increased by $0.4b (12.1%) and cash and deposits, which decreased by $0.4b (-16.8%).

Graph: Common Funds


Cash management trusts

Total assets of cash management trusts was $38.0b at 30 September 2006, down $0.2b (-0.4%) on the June 2006 figure of $38.2b. Decreases occurred in long term securities of $2.0b (-39.5%), and cash and deposits of $0.8b (-15.2%). These were mostly offset by an increase in short term securities of $2.7b (10.5%).

Graph: Unconsolidated Assets by Cash managed trusts



INVESTMENT MANAGERS

Source of funds under management

During the September quarter 2006, there was an increase in total funds under management by investment managers of $15.9b (1.6%) on the revised June quarter figure, bringing the total funds under management to $988.0b.


The value of funds under management on behalf of superannuation funds increased by $8.5b (2.2%), public unit trusts increased by $3.1b (2.7%), cash management trusts $0.4b (1.3%) and life insurance offices increased by $0.2b (0.2%). This was partially offset by decreases in the value of funds under management on behalf of common funds of $0.5b (-5.3%).


During the quarter, the value of funds under management on behalf of sources other than managed funds increased $2.8b (1.2%). Of this, the largest increases were in funds under management on behalf of other trusts, up $2.9b (2.2%) and other investment managers up $2.2b (8.4%). These were partially offset by a decrease in funds under management on behalf of government, down $1.8b (-7.2%) and other sources, down $0.7b (-2.1%).


The value of funds under management on behalf of overseas sources was $42.2b, an increase of $1.7b (4.1%) on the revised June 2006 quarter figure.


The value of managed funds assets invested through investment managers was $700.1b at 30 September 2006, representing 67.2% of the consolidated assets of managed funds.

Graph:  Investment Managers - Sources of Funds

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