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5655.0 - Managed Funds, Australia, Dec 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/02/2013   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2012
Dec Qtr 2012
$m
$m

Total managed funds industry
1 960 948
2 026 404
Consolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 554 680
1 603 944
Cross invested assets between managed funds institutions
396 515
405 879
Unconsolidated assets total managed funds institutions
1 951 195
2 009 823
Life insurance corporations
243 698
246 021
Superannuation (pension) funds
1 406 497
1 457 151
Public offer (retail) unit trusts
258 772
264 485
All other managed funds institutions
42 229
42 166


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
  • At 31 December 2012, the managed funds industry had $2,026.4b funds under management, an increase of $65.5b (3%) on the September quarter 2012 figure of $1,960.9b.
  • The main valuation effects that occurred during December quarter 2012 were as follows: the S&P/ASX 200 increased 6.0%; the price of foreign shares (represented by the MSCI World Index, excluding Australia) increased 1.9%; and the A$ depreciated 0.8% against the US$.


CONSOLIDATED ASSETS OF MANAGED FUNDS INSTITUTIONS
  • At 31 December 2012, the consolidated assets of managed funds institutions were $1,603.9b, an increase of $49.3b (3%) on the September quarter 2012 figure of $1554.7b.
  • The asset types that increased were shares, $25.6b (6%); overseas assets, $10.3b (4%); short term securities, $4.2b (4%); units in trusts, $3.4b (2%); land, buildings and equipment, $2.5b (1%); bonds, etc., $2.5b (3%); loans and placements, $1.5b (4%); and other financial assets, $0.7b (2%). These were partially offset by decreases in deposits, $1.1b (0%); derivatives, $0.2b (14%); and other non-financial assets, $0.1b (0%).


CROSS INVESTED ASSETS
  • At 31 December 2012, there were $405.9b of assets cross invested between managed funds institutions.


UNCONSOLIDATED ASSETS
  • At 31 December 2012, the unconsolidated assets of superannuation (pension) funds increased $50.7b (4%); public offer (retail) unit trusts increased $5.7b (2%); life insurance corporations increased $2.3b (1%); and common funds increased $0.1b (2%). Cash management trusts decreased $0.2b (1%) while friendly societies were flat.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2013 30 May 2013
June 2013 29 August 2013
September 2013 28 November 2013
December 2013 27 February 2014



REVISIONS

There have been revisions in some of the series as a result of the receipt of revised administrative and survey data and due to the inclusion of new survey respondents.
  • Life insurance offices data was revised back to the June quarter 2011.
  • Public offer (retail) unit trusts and cash management trusts data was revised back to the September quarter 2005.
  • Investment managers data was revised back to the December quarter 2006.
  • Superannuation funds data was revised back to the September quarter 2007.
  • Friendly societies data was revised for June quarter 2011 and September quarter 2010.
  • Common funds data had no revisions.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joan Zhang on Sydney (02) 9268 4812.


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