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APRA releases quarterly superannuation statistics for June 2010

Thursday 9 September 2010



The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its June 2010 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication. It shows total assets fell by $31.3 billion (2.5 per cent) during the June quarter. However, over the 12 months to 30 June 2010, total assets rose by $151.9 billion (14.1 per cent) to a total of $1.23 trillion.

Over the June quarter, the assets of industry funds decreased by 0.5 per cent ($1.1 billion) to $225.5 billion, public sector funds by 1.2 per cent ($2.1 billion) to $175.3 billion, corporate funds by 7.8 per cent ($4.8 billion) to $56.2 billion and retail funds by 3.5 per cent ($12.1 billion) to $339.0 billion.

Contributions to funds with at least $50 million in assets over the June quarter were $22.6 billion, with employers contributing $17.2 billion and members contributing $5.2 billion. Other contributions, including spouse contributions and government co-contributions, totalled $274 million.

During the June quarter, retail funds received 37.1 per cent ($8.4 billion) of total contributions, industry funds 31.2 per cent ($7.1 billion), public sector funds 26.8 per cent ($6.1 billion) and corporate funds 4.9 per cent ($1.1 billion).

The combined rate of return was —3.8 per cent for the June quarter. The rate of return for public sector funds was —2.9 per cent, for corporate funds —3.9 per cent, industry funds —3.3 per cent and retail funds —4.6 per cent.

Refer to the June 2010 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication. 

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.