Money matters: A rise in superannuation contributions has supported revenue growth

Growth in contributions have boosted revenue for the Superannuation Funds Management Services industry over the past five years. This trend has ensured a steady flow of retirement savings into the market over the period, which has benefited industry investment managers. Industry revenue is generated through management fees that operators levy on their funds under management (FUM). The value of FUM fluctuates according to the flow of funds and the performance of investment markets. However, recent regulatory reviews, growing number of investors switching to self-managed superfunds (SMSFs) and rising competition have put downward pressure on industry revenue. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to $9.7 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in contributions has boosted industry revenue over the past five years
  • The industry’s structure has changed over the past five years due to regulatory reforms
  • Industry profitability is forecast to rise as fund managers increase the scale of their operations
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. Newly established fund managers must attract competent staff, develop relevant products and platforms, establish a distribution network, create a competitive investment record, build a reputation and ultimately attract funds. In establishing operations, entrants must do so while competing against well-established players that benefit from sizeable economies of scale and vertical integration. New fund managers will find it difficult to compete on fees while they are growing their FUM from a low base. Investors with a large amount of funds to invest, such as financial institutions, do not normally find it feasible to place assets in investment funds below a certain size...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Superannuation Funds Management Services are:

  • Successful investment record
  • Having an extensive distribution network
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from superannuation funds and All Ordinaries index in the Superannuation Funds Management Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry?

    Industry participants provide investment management, administration and advisory services to superannuation funds. Service fees are earned as a percentage of the funds under management, administration or advice. Investment managers also receive commissions based on performance, with a portion determined by absolute returns and the rest by industry benchmarks. Consequently, investment managers can earn some performance commissions despite delivering losses.

    Industry Products
  • Cash and deposits
  • Domestic debt securities
  • Australian equities and trusts
  • Property
  • Overseas assets
  • Other assets
  • Industry Activities
  • Portfolio management services on a commission or fee basis
  • Financial asset investment consultant services
  • Administration services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from superannuation funds
  • All Ordinaries index
  • MSCI World Index
  • Cash rate

  • Current Performance
  • Market conditions
  • Revenue growth
  • Stronger Super reforms
  • Fees for no service
  • External threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Slowing contributions
  • Superannuation guarantee
  • Increased competition
  • Table: Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Superannuation Funds
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Custody, Trustee and Stock Exchange Services
  • Financial Planning and Investment Advice
  • Superannuation Funds

  • Products & Services
  • Overseas assets
  • Australian equities and trusts
  • Property
  • Domestic debt securities
  • Cash and deposits
  • Other assets
  • Chart: Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Small funds
  • Retail funds
  • Industry funds
  • Public sector funds
  • Corporate funds
  • Life office statutory funds
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Superannuation Funds Management Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AMP Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia,
  • Table: AMP Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Commonwealth Bank of Australia - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Superannuation Funds Management Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Total Assets (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Funds Under Management (Fum)
  • The value of client assets under investment management.
  • Management Expense Ratio
  • The expenses incurred by account holders as a percentage of FUM.
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • ATO-regulated superannuation entities that have less than five members, all of whom are trustees or directors of the corporate trustee.
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