APRA today released its quarterly superannuation statistics. They report that total estimated assets, which include the assets of self-managed superannuation funds and the balance of life office statutory funds, rose to $1.8 trillion at 31 December 2013. Read about superannuation in our series of posts, The Superannuation Story.
The industry-wide ROR for entities with over $50 million in assets for the December 2013 quarter was 3.7 per cent.
Contributions to funds with at least $50 million in assets over the December 2013 quarter were $22.7 billion. Total contributions for the year ending December 2013 were $91.5 billion, down 0.9 per cent from the previous year ($92.3 billion).
Outward rollovers exceeded inward rollovers by $50 million in the December quarter. There were $13.8 billion in total benefit payments in the December quarter. Total benefit payments for the year ending December 2013 were $53.3 billion, an increase of 7.7 per cent from the previous year ($49.4 billion).