A valuable asset: The sharemarket's strong performance has supported industry growth

IBISWorld’s Financial Asset Investing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue will increase as more funds from overseas investors boost the value of industry assets
  • The depreciation of the Australian dollar has helped the industry attract foreign funds
  • Rising household discretionary incomes are expected to contribute to industry asset growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Despite the lingering effects of the global financial crisis, a strong domestic sharemarket performance over the past five years has supported growth in the Financial Asset Investing industry. Industry revenue depends on the performance of global sharemarkets as most industry funds are invested in equities. Due to a strong domestic sharemarket performance and a significant flow of funds from foreign investors for Australian investment vehicles, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 5.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $13.3 billion. Revenue is projected to increase by 3.8% during the current year as more funds from overseas investors boost the value of industry assets...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Financial Asset Investing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.10 is spent on capital investment.

    The low level of capital intensity is attributable to the industry's relatively low reliance on fixed assets, such as plant, equipment and buildings for day-to-day operations. Investing in financial instruments and undertaking investment are labour-intensive activities, requiring knowledgeable staff that are qualified and experienced with investing and the subsequent management of those investment portfolios. There is also a high level of administrative work required, particularly in executing the trades and the management of the associated paperwork. For..

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    Additional Insights for the Financial Asset Investing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Financial Asset Investing Industry are

  • Having an effective performance monitoring system
  • Having a well-defined strategy/goal
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
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    Industry Products

    What is the Financial Asset Investing Industry?

    This industry consists of trusts (except trusts of separately constituted superannuation funds) that primarily invest money on their own account in predominantly financial assets, including mortgages. The industry also includes investment-type unit trusts that hold financial assets. The funds of unlisted and listed property unit trusts are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Cash management trusts
    Common fund trusts
    Friendly societies
    Listed unit trusts
    Unlisted unit trusts
    Industry Activities
    Friendly society operation
    Unit trust operation (except trust management on a commission or fee basis)
    Holding company operation
    Charitable or education trust operation
    Investment operation (own account)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • All Ordinaries index
  • year bond rate
  • MSCI World Index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Market volatility
  • Fixed-income assets
  • Fees and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Investor confidence
  • Inflow of funds
  • Competition from superannuation funds
  • Table: Financial Asset Investing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Financial Asset Investing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • General Insurance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Custody, Trustee and Stock Exchange Services
  • Funds Management Services

  • Products & Services
  • Unlisted unit trusts
  • Listed unit trusts
  • Cash management trusts
  • Common fund trusts
  • Friendly societies
  • Chart: Financial Asset Investing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Financial corporations
  • Foreign investors
  • Pension funds
  • Households
  • Government and non-financial corporations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Financial Asset Investing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Administrative costs
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Financial Asset Investing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Financial Asset Investing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Financial Asset Investing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Financial Asset Investing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An investment model where a fixed number of units are issued and no additional units are issued for new investors.
  • Initial Public Offering
  • The offering of new shares to the public on the ASX.
  • Investment Vehicle
  • A financial product such as stocks, bonds, or futures which an investor can put funds into with the goal of generating a return.
  • Management Expense Ratio
  • A fund's fees and expenses expressed as a percentage of assets.
  • Msci World Index
  • A benchmark index of global equities performance.
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