Super sized: Growing membership numbers and contribution rates boost industry revenue

Revenue for the Superannuation Funds industry has grown strongly over the past five years, due to increasing contributions and investment revenue. Rising membership numbers and contributions have supported growth in the KiwiSaver scheme and greatly boosted industry assets over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach $16.1 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 3.7% in the current year. However, industry assets provide a more accurate measure of industry performance and size. Assets are anticipated to grow at an annualised 10.8% over the five years through 2019-20, to reach $93.1 billion.New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world to have a flat-rate universal superannuation more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing contributions and investment revenue have driven strong growth in industry assets
  • Other superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes have consolidated to compete with the default schemes
  • The industry is projected to continue growing, but at a slower pace compared to the previous five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Superannuation Funds industry's product segmentation can be broken down by the volume of assets held by each superannuation scheme type. The three types of schemes in New Zealand are employer schemes, retail schemes and private schemes. The share of industry assets held by each scheme type has changed significantly over the past 10 years following the introduction of the KiwiSaver scheme, a relatively new type of retail scheme brought about by the KiwiSaver Act 2006.KiwiSaver schemeKiwiSaver is a work-based retirement savings scheme funded by a mix of individual and employer contributions, along with a government subsidy. This scheme was introduced in 2007 by the government to encourage long-term savings and assist the public with retirement planning. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Superannuation Funds Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average weekly earnings and Total employees in the labour force in the Superannuation Funds industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Superannuation Funds in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily operate superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes. These include private, employer, retail and self-managed superannuation schemes.

    Industry Products
  • KiwiSaver scheme
  • Employer schemes
  • Retail schemes
  • Private schemes
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating private superannuation schemes
  • Operating employer superannuation schemes
  • Operating superannuation schemes
  • Operating KiwiSaver schemes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average weekly earnings
  • Total employees in the labour force
  • NZX 50 index
  • year bond rate

  • Current Performance
  • Superannuation system
  • KiwiSaver
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Universal superannuation
  • KiwiSaver
  • Table: Superannuation Funds Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services in New Zealand
  • Funds Management and Other Investment Services in New Zealand
  • Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals in New Zealand
  • Life Insurance in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • KiwiSaver scheme
  • Employer schemes
  • Retail schemes
  • Private schemes
  • Chart: Superannuation Funds Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Compulsory contributions
  • Voluntary contributions

  • Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged over 55
  • People aged under 35
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 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 Superannuation Funds

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited, ASB Holdings Limited,
  • Table: ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ASB Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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 Superannuation Funds Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Total Assets (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (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
    Defined Contribution
  • A pension plan with regular contributions made to the fund, where benefits are paid based on the accumulation of contributions and investment returns. The investment risk is borne by the employee.
  • Public Benefit Entity
  • Entities whose primary purpose is to provide goods or services for community or social benefit.
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • An agreement made between an employee and their employer that allows the employee to purchase certain goods and services using their pre-taxed income.
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