New Zealand Retail Managed Funds grow NZ$3.8bn during September Quarter 2016

Overall Retail Managed Funds at the end of September totalled NZ$77.6bn, up strongly by 14.9% over the past year.  Significant net fund flows into both KiwiSaver and to a relatively lesser extent Unit Trusts & Managed Funds combined with solid investment earnings averaging 7% pa were responsible for this robust growth.

Significant double digit percentage increases in funds under management were reported by most companies with Nikko (55.3%), Milford (28.2%), Booster (20.2%), Fisher (19.6%), ANZ (17.7%), Kiwi Wealth (17.0%) and ASB (16.1%) all achieving above average annual growth rates.

While Gross Inflows climbed 10.8% to NZ$5.9bn during the September 2016 quarter due to the usual KiwiSaver cashflow seasonality boost, over the whole of the past twelve months they were up by a much more modest 3.4%.  Companies posting higher Inflows year on year included Nikko (57.6%), Fisher (15.9%), BT / Westpac (14.1%), ANZ (10.5%), Kiwi Wealth (9.3%) and BNZ (7.2%).  By contrast AMP (-36.9%) and Mercer (-31.2%) both reported substantially lower annual Inflows.

Source:  Strategic Insight (Plan For Life)

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