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5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, December 2011  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2011
Dec Qtr 2011
$m
$m

Total managed funds industry
1 777 458
1 782 060
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 401 512
1 410 602
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
378 068
375 690
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 779 579
1 786 293
Life insurance corporations
227 933
227 563
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 241 675
1 257 557
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
272 327
263 272
All other managed funds institutions
37 644
37 901


Managed Funds
Graph: Managed Funds

Unconsolidated Assets, by type of institution
Graph: Unconsolidated Assets, by type of institution




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL MANAGED FUNDS INDUSTRY
  • As at 31 December 2011 the managed funds industry had $1782.1b funds under management, an increase of $4.6b (0%) on the September quarter 2011 figure of $1,777.5b. This was driven by the increase of $9.1b in consolidated assets of managed funds institutions.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during the December quarter 2011 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 increased 1.2%, the price of foreign shares (represented by the MSCI World Index) increased 7.1% and the A$ appreciated 3.8% against the US$.


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS OF MANAGED FUNDS INSTITUTIONS
  • As at 31 December 2011 the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions was $1,410.6b, an increase of $9.1b (1%) on the September quarter 2011 figure of $1,401.5b.
  • The asset types to increase during the quarter were shares, $4.1b (1%); land, buildings and equipment, $2.4b (1%); overseas assets, $2.3b (1%); and deposits, $1.8b (1%). These were partially offset by decreases in bonds, etc., $1.2b (2%); and other non-financial assets, $0.8b (4%). Short term securities; loans and placements; units in trusts; and other financial assets were flat.


CROSS INVESTED ASSETS
  • As at 31 December 2011 there were $375.7b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.


UNCONSOLIDATED ASSETS
  • As at 31 December 2011 the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds increased by $15.9b (1%); public offer (retail) trusts decreased by $9.1b (3%); life insurance corporations decreased by $0.4b (0%); cash management trusts increased by $0.4b (2%); common funds decreased by $0.1b (1%) and friendly societies remained virtually the same.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2012 31 May 2012
June 2012 30 August 2012
September 2012 29 November 2012
December 2012 28 February 2013
March 2013 30 May 2013



REVISIONS

There have been revisions in some series as a result of the receipt of revised administrative data and revised survey data. Superannuation and investment manager data have been revised back to September quarter 2005; Public unit trust data has been revised back to June quarter 2007; Common fund data has been revised back to June quarter 2011; and friendly society and life insurance corporations data have been revised for the September quarter 2011.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joseph Madaffari on Canberra (02) 6252 5842.


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