Super volatile: Sharemarket fluctuations lead to high revenue volatility for the industry

Industry super funds are one of five main types of superannuation funds in Australia. They are not-for-profit superannuation funds that operate for the benefit of their members. The Industry Superannuation Funds industry has performed strongly over the past five years, with funds under management and industry revenue supported by the strong performance of sharemarkets and the rising superannuation guarantee. Industry assets are expected to grow at an annualised 12.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $538.1 billion. However, several events including the United Kingdom's EU referendum, the European sovereign debt crisis and the slow recovery of the US economy have created uncertainty for financial markets and caused significant fluctuations in industry revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$57bn
Annual Growth 13-18
5.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
1,435
Businesses
75

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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Industry Superannuation Funds industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry’s contribution to the economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.0% over the 10 years through 2022-23. This represents an underperformance of overall GDP, which is projected to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. This indicates the industry’s contribution to the economy is shrinking.Strong consolidation among industry players, as reflected by declining enterprise and establishment numbers, is indicative of an industry in the mature stage of its life cycle. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industry Superannuation Funds Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industry Superannuation Funds Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Having a high prior success rate
  • 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
  • Cash
  • Property
  • 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, Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, Sunsuper Superannuation Fund, Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia, Construction and Building Unions Superannuation,
  • Table: AustralianSuper - financial performance
  • Table: UniSuper - financial performance
  • Table: Retail Employees Superannuation Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Sunsuper Superannuation Fund - 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Custodian
  • 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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