Super consolidated: Economies of scale prompt industry merger and acquisition activity

Industry super funds have now become the leading type of superannuation fund in Australia by assets held. They are not-for-profit superannuation funds that operate for the benefit of their members. Revenue for the Industry Superannuation Funds industry has declined slightly over the past five years on the back of weaker investment returns compared with the start of the period. Several events have weighed on the investment performance of industry super funds over the period, including the UK's EU referendum and the European sovereign debt crisis, which has caused significant fluctuations in industry revenue. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $44.6 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry superannuation funds are non-profit and operate for the benefit of their members
  • The characteristics of retail and industry super funds have been converging
  • As the asset base of super funds grows, regulation applied to the industry will also increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Industry Superannuation Funds industry's product breakdown remains relatively constant due to most members staying within the default strategy, and the investment mandates which provide thresholds for asset allocation. However, the overall allocation of assets by industry super funds has gradually changed over the past five years, due to several factors. These include low interest rates and the increasing number of industry super funds seeking greater returns outside of local financial markets.Listed equitiesIndustry super funds typically have a large share of assets invested in listed equities, including Australian and international shares. The proportion of funds invested in domestic equities can vary depending on the mandate of the fund. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industry Superannuation Funds Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as All Ordinaries index and MSCI World Index in the Industry Superannuation Funds industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industry Superannuation Funds Industry?

    Industry firms provide retirement benefits to members of specific industries. Industry revenue is primarily made up of investment revenue. Industry firms must have more than four members.

    Industry Products
  • Listed equities
  • Property
  • Fixed income
  • Cash
  • Other assets
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating industry super 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
  • MSCI World Index
  • year bond rate
  • Residential property yields

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile markets
  • Industry versus retail
  • Other issues and trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Reforms and regulations
  • Asset-liability match
  • Consolidation and other trends
  • Table: Industry Superannuation Funds Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services
  • Life Insurance
  • Professional Services
  • Superannuation Funds Management Services

  • Products & Services
  • Listed equities
  • Fixed income
  • Other assets
  • Property
  • Cash
  • Chart: Industry Superannuation Funds Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Members aged between 35 and 49 years
  • Members aged between 50 and 59 years
  • Members aged under 35 years
  • Members aged between 60 and 65 years
  • Members aged over 65 years
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industry Superannuation Funds Industry

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

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

  • Industry Globalization
    AustralianSuper, UniSuper, Sunsuper Superannuation Fund, Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia, Construction and Building Unions Superannuation,
  • Table: AustralianSuper - financial performance
  • Table: UniSuper - financial performance
  • Table: Sunsuper Superannuation Fund - financial performance
  • Table: Retail Employees Superannuation Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia - financial performance
  • Table: Construction and Building Unions Superannuation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industry 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 Industry Superannuation Funds 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A financial institution that holds financial assets of firms and individuals for safekeeping.
  • Rse
  • Stands for registrable superannuation entity, which is a superannuation fund that is able to be registered by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
  • Smsf
  • Stands for self-managed superannuation fund, which is a small funds operated by a sole contributor.
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