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APRA releases quarterly superannuation statistics for June 2012

Thursday 23 August 2012


The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its June 2012 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication.

Total estimated assets, which includes the assets of self-managed superannuation funds and the balance of life office statutory funds, rose by $49.6 billion (3.7 per cent) to $1.40 trillion over the 12 months to 30 June 2012, taking into account an increase of $3.8 billion (0.3 per cent) in total assets over the June quarter.

Over the June quarter, the total estimated assets of public sector funds’ assets increased by 1.9 per cent ($4.1 billion) to $222.2 billion, industry funds increased by 0.6 per cent ($1.5 billion) to $266.0 billion, retail funds’ assets decreased by 1.3 per cent ($4.7 billion) to $372.1 billion and corporate funds’ assets decreased by 2.0 per cent ($1.1 billion) to $55.8 billion.

Contributions to funds with at least $50 million in assets over the June quarter were $29.9 billion, with employers contributing $24.2 billion and members contributing $5.6 billion. Other contributions, including spouse contributions and government co-contributions, totalled $141 million.

During the June quarter, public sector funds received 38.2 per cent ($11.4 billion) of total contributions, retail funds 30.9 per cent ($9.2 billion), industry funds 27.5 per cent ($8.2 billion) and corporate funds 3.4 per cent ($1.0 billion).

Outward rollovers exceeded inward rollovers in the June quarter. Industry funds received $151 million of net rollovers. Corporate, public sector and retail funds had negative net rollovers of $477 million, $728 million and $762 million, respectively.

The annual industry-wide Rate of Return (ROR) for quarterly reporting funds for the year ending 30 June 2012 was 0.4 per cent. The quarterly industry-wide ROR for the June 2012 quarter was -1.4 per cent. The quarterly RORs for each fund type as a whole for the June 2012 quarter were -0.9 per cent for public sector funds, -1.2 per cent for industry funds, -1.5 per cent for corporate funds and -1.8 per cent for retail funds.

Copies of the publication are available on APRA’s website.

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.