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APRA releases quarterly superannuation statistics for September 2009

Thursday 10 December 2009



The Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication shows that total estimated assets grew over the quarter by $114.5 billion, or 10.6 per cent, to a total of $1.2 trillion.

Over the September quarter retail funds’ assets grew by 10.6 per cent ($32.6 billion) to $338.6 billion. Industry funds’ assets grew by 9.9 per cent ($18.9 billion) to $209.9 billion, corporate funds’ assets grew by 9.5 per cent ($5.2 billion) to $60.1 billion and public sector funds’ assets grew by 9.5 per cent ($14.4 billion) to $166.0 billion.

Contributions to funds with at least $50 million in assets over the September quarter were $17.8 billion, with employers contributing $14.2 billion and members contributing $3.4 billion. Other contributions, including spouse contributions and government co-contributions, totalled $226 million.

During the September quarter, retail funds received 32.6 per cent ($5.8 billion) of total contributions, public sector funds 30.9 per cent ($5.5 billion), industry funds 30.6 per cent ($5.5 billion) and corporate funds received 5.9 per cent ($1.1 billion).

The combined rate of return was 9.4 per cent for the September 2009 quarter. The rate of return for retail funds was 10.4 per cent, corporate funds 10.0 per cent, public sector funds 8.6 per cent and industry funds 8.1 per cent.

Refer to the September 2009 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication.


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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 $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.