Retail FUM up 5.7% in March quarter

New figures reveal a significant bump in funds under management during the first quarter of 2019 as one platform provider significantly outpaces its competitors in annual growth.

Netwealth recorded a 30.4 per cent growth in FUM over the year ending March 2019, according to Strategic Insight, well ahead of the other top 10 platforms in terms of FUM.

Macquarie was the only other platform to record double-digit growth at 10 per cent over the past year.

Other platforms to record significant annual growth include Mercer (5.3 per cent), Colonial First State (5.1 per cent), IOOF (5.1 per cent), AMP (4.2 per cent) and BT Financial (2.6 per cent).

Of the other top 10 platforms, StatePlus recorded 2.1 per cent annual growth, while NAB/MLC recorded 0.7 per cent growth in FUM. ANZ was the only top 10 platform to record a decrease in FUM with a fall of 0.8 per cent.

Retail managed funds ended the year to March up 5.5 per cent to total $945.2 billion. During the March quarter, they rebounded 5.7 per cent as underlying global investment markets recovered from their late 2018 sell-off, said Strategic Insight.

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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is a features editor at Momentum Media, focusing mainly on banking, wealth management and financial services. He has also written for Public Accountant, Accountants Daily and The CEO Magazine.

You can contact him on [email protected].

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