Saving the day: Industry assets grow as more individuals take control of their savings

The Self-Managed Superannuation Funds industry's assets have continued to grow over the past five years. Industry assets are expected to increase at an annualised 5.7% over the five years through 2019-20, to $839.1 billion. Industry revenue is anticipated to decline at an annualised 0.5% over the same period, to $51.0 billion. As with any superannuation fund, SMSF revenue is highly volatile as it consists of investment income and the industry is highly exposed to equity markets. Industry revenue is anticipated to increase by 4.2% in the current year due to growth in the All Ordinaries more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Property investors have used SMSFs to increase their exposure to residential real estate
  • SMSFs offer additional flexibility, favourable tax concessions and investment options for members
  • The ageing population and forecast increase in compulsory contributions will help the industry grow
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Self-Managed Superannuation Funds industry is characterised by low barriers to entry. Establishing a new SMSF requires little initial capital, with most of the paperwork and initial administration done by legal and accounting professionals. With the number of firms providing professional services to SMSFs growing, barriers to entry are anticipated to decrease over the next five years. While little initial capital is required to set up SMSFs, funds with less than $500,000 in assets generally significantly underperform large, institutional funds due to the higher average costs incurred.Initial capital outlays consist mainly of setup costs. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds are:

  • Fast adjustments made to changing regulations
  • Economies of scale
  • Willingness to outsource when appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as All Ordinaries index and Real household discretionary income in the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Industry?

    Entities in this industry operate superannuation funds that are required to have no more than four members. Industry revenue is made up of investment revenue. Investment revenue is derived from investments and capital gains or losses. Industry establishments represent the number of self-managed super fund members.

    Industry Products
  • Listed shares
  • Residential property
  • Non-residential property
  • Other investments
  • Managed investments
  • Cash
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating self-managed superannuation funds
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • All Ordinaries index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • year bond rate
  • Total employees in the labour force

  • Current Performance
  • SMSF structure
  • Asset composition
  • SMSF inflows
  • Growth of SMSFs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • SMSF regulation
  • Costs of SMSFs
  • Table: Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services
  • Financial Planning and Investment Advice
  • Legal Services
  • Superannuation Funds Management Services

  • Products & Services
  • Listed shares
  • Cash
  • Managed investments
  • Other investments
  • Non-residential property
  • Residential property
  • Chart: Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People between 55 and 64 years
  • People between 65 and 74 years
  • People between 45 and 54 years
  • Other age groups
  • People between 35 and 44 years
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds 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 Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Self-Managed Superannuation Funds 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 Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Total Assets (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Limited Recourse Borrowing
  • Borrowing funds to purchase an asset, with the asset becoming a security against the loan (similar to a mortgage).
  • Master Wrap
  • Software that allows SMSF trustees to manage their investments and administer their SMSF from the same program.
  • Trust Deed
  • A document that sets out the duties of a trustee in regards to operating a trust.
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