Future Fund Financials and Investment Performance
Future Fund Balances and Returns
The Future Fund Board of Guardians publicly discloses the Future Fund's asset allocation and investment returns in its quarterly portfolio updates . The quarterly updates also include investment returns for the Nation-building Funds.
The latest quarterly portfolio update is summarised in the following table.
|Quarterly Portfolio Update - 31 December 2016|
|Total Future Fund Balance ($A m)||127,658|
|One year (Per cent)||7.8|
|Annualised return since inception* (Per cent p.a.)||7.7|
* Annualised return since inception on 5 May 2006, when the Fund received its initial seed capital.
The long-term benchmark return for the Future Fund is specified in the Future Fund Investment Mandate. The mandate requires the Board to target a benchmark return of CPI plus 4.5 per cent to 5.5 per cent per annum over the long term.
The following table presents a history of the Future Fund's returns and balances since inception, along with Consumer Price Index statistics for comparative purposes.
|Future Fund Annual Performance Results|
|Year||Nominal Returns *
(Per cent p.a.)
|Benchmark (CPI +4.5)||Total Balance of Fund as at 30 June
* Nominal returns to 2010-11 are inclusive of Telstra holdings.
** Annualised figure as first contribution was made on 5 May 2006.
For details on how the Future Fund earnings and costs are treated, please refer to the Budget treatment of Future Fund earnings and costs.
Transfers to the Future Fund
The following table provides a history of financial transfers to the Future Fund, with links to the associated determinations. (Transfers to the Fund do not affect the overall financial position of Australian Government Budgets since the Government has merely exchanged one form of financial assets for another.)
*Telstra shares are valued as at the time of transfer.
Consolidated financial statements for the Future Fund are contained in the Future Fund's Annual Reports.
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Last updated: 27 February 2017