Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 82 of 2013 - SRS 533.0 - Asset Allocation

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Financial Sector (Collection of Data) (reporting standard) determination No. 82 of 2013
Reporting Standard SRS 533.0 Asset Allocation
Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001
 
I, Steven John Davies, delegate of APRA, under paragraph 13(1)(a) of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 (the Act) DETERMINE Reporting Standard SRS 533.0 Asset Allocation, in the form set out in the Schedule, which applies to financial sector entities to the extent provided in paragraph 3 of the reporting standard.
 
Under section 15 of the Act, I DECLARE that the reporting standard applies to those financial sector entities on and after 1 July 2013.
 
This instrument commences on the date of registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
Dated: 3 June 2013
 
[signed]
 
 
Steven John Davies
General Manager
Statistics
Interpretation
In this Determination:
APRA means the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
financial sector entity has the meaning given by section 5 of the Act.
Schedule
 
Reporting Standard SRS 533.0 Asset Allocation comprises the 17 pages commencing on the following page.

 
Reporting Standard SRS 533.0
Asset Allocation
Objective of this Reporting Standard
This Reporting Standard sets out the requirements for the provision of information to APRA relating to the strategic and actual asset allocation of a MySuper product or a select investment option.
It includes Form SRF 533.0 Asset Allocation and associated specific instructions and must be read in conjunction with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.
 
Authority
1.             This Reporting Standard is made under section 13 of the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001.
Purpose
2.             Information collected in Form SRF 533.0 Asset Allocation (SRF 533.0) is used by APRA for the purposes of prudential supervision and publication, including assessing compliance with Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance. It may also be used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Application and commencement
3.             This Reporting Standard applies to each registrable superannuation entity (RSE) licensee (RSE licensee) with respect to each MySuper investment option and select investment option within its business operations.[1]
4.             This Reporting Standard applies:
(a)           in respect of MySuper investment options – for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2013; and
(b)          in respect of select investment options – for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2014.
Information required
5.             An RSE licensee to which this Reporting Standard applies must provide APRA with the information required by SRF 533.0 in respect of each reporting period.
Forms and method of submission
6.             The information required by this Reporting Standard must be given to APRA in electronic format using the ‘Direct to APRA’ application or, where ‘Direct to APRA’ is not available, by a method notified by APRA, in writing, prior to submission.
Note: the ‘Direct to APRA’ application software (also known as ‘D2A’) may be obtained from APRA.
Reporting periods and due dates
7.             Subject to paragraph 8, an RSE licensee to which this Reporting Standard applies must provide the information required by this Reporting Standard in respect of each MySuper investment option or select investment option within its business operations (the option):
(a)           each quarter based on the year of income of each RSE within which an option is located; and
(b)          each year of income of each RSE within which an option is located.
8.             If, having regard to the particular circumstances of a MySuper investment option or select investment option, APRA considers it necessary or desirable to obtain information more or less frequently than as provided by paragraph 7(a) or 7(b), APRA may, by notice in writing, change the reporting periods for the particular MySuper investment option or select investment option.
9.             The information required by this Reporting Standard must be provided to APRA:
(a)           in the case of quarterly information – within 28 calendar days after the end of the quarter to which the information relates[2];
(b)          in the case of annual information:
(i)            for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2013 but before 1 July 2015 – within four months after the end of the year of income to which the information relates; and
(ii)          for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2015 – within three months after the end of the year of income to which the information relates; and
(c)           in the case of information provided in accordance with paragraph 8, within the time specified by notice in writing.
10.         APRA may grant, in writing, an RSE licensee an extension of a due date with respect to one or more MySuper investment options or select investment options within its business operations, in which case the new due date for the provision of the information will be the date on the notice of extension.
Quality control
11.         The information provided by an RSE licensee under this Reporting Standard must be the product of systems, procedures and internal controls that have been reviewed and tested by the RSE auditor of the RSE within which the MySuper investment option or select investment option, to which the information relates, is located.[3] This will require the RSE auditor to review and test the RSE licensee’s systems, procedures and internal controls designed to enable the RSE licensee to report reliable information to APRA. This review and testing must be done on:
(a)           an annual basis or more frequently if necessary to enable the RSE auditor to form an opinion on the reliability and accuracy of information; and
(b)          at least a limited assurance engagement consistent with professional standards and guidance notes issued by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board as may be amended from time to time, to the extent that they are not inconsistent with the requirements of SPS 310.
12.         All information provided by an RSE licensee under this Reporting Standard must be subject to systems, processes and controls developed by the RSE licensee for the internal review and authorisation of that information. It is the responsibility of the Board and senior management of the RSE licensee to ensure that an appropriate set of policies and procedures for the authorisation of information submitted to APRA is in place.
Authorisation
13.         When an officer or agent of an RSE licensee provides the information required by this Reporting Standard using the ‘Direct to APRA’ software, it will be necessary for the officer or agent to digitally sign the relevant information using a digital certificate acceptable to APRA.
14.         If the information required by this Reporting Standard is provided by an agent who submits using the ‘Direct to APRA’ software on the RSE licensee’s behalf, the RSE licensee must:
(a)           obtain from the agent a copy of the completed form with the information provided to APRA; and
(b)          retain the completed copy.
15.         An officer or agent of an RSE licensee who submits the information under this Reporting Standard for, on behalf of, the RSE licensee must be authorised by either:
(a)           the Chief Executive Officer of the RSE licensee; or
(b)          the Chief Financial Officer of the RSE licensee.
Variations
16.         APRA may, by written notice to an RSE licensee, vary the reporting requirements of SRF 533.0 in relation to that RSE licensee or one or more MySuper investment options or select investment options within that RSE licensee’s business operations.
Interpretation
17.         In this Reporting Standard:
APRA means the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority established under the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998;
Chief Executive Officer means the chief executive officer of the RSE licensee, by whatever name called, and whether or not he or she is a member of the Board of the RSE licensee[4];
Chief Financial Officer means the chief financial officer of the RSE licensee, by whatever name called;
due date means the relevant date under paragraph 9 or, if applicable, paragraph 10;
MySuper investment option means[5]:
(a)           for a MySuper product that does not fall within paragraph (b) – the investment option underlying that investment strategy; and
(b)          for a MySuper product with a lifecycle investment strategy under section 29TC(2) of the SIS Act – the investment option underlying each lifecycle strategy stage of that MySuper product as defined in SRS 001.0;
MySuper product means a MySuper product within the meaning given in section 10(1) of the SIS Act regardless of whether or not it has a lifecycle investment strategy (within the meaning given in section 29TC(2) of the SIS Act);
reporting period means a period mentioned in paragraph 7(a) or 7(b) or, if applicable, paragraph 8;
RSE means a registrable superannuation entity as defined in section 10(1) of the SIS Act that is not a small APRA fund or single member approved deposit fund[6];
RSE auditor means an auditor appointed by the RSE licensee to perform functions under this Reporting Standard;
RSE licensee has the meaning given in section 10(1) of the SIS Act;
select investment option means an investment option in an RSE which[7]:
(a)           underlies:
(i)            a defined benefit pension within the meaning of Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters (SPS 160), where that defined benefit pension is currently being paid; or
(ii)          an interest that entitles the member who holds the interest, when benefits in respect of the interest become payable, to be paid a benefit referred to in the definition of ‘defined benefit member’ in paragraph 7(b) of SPS 160; or
(b)          underlies a pre-MySuper default investment option that includes at least one accrued default amount (within the meaning given in section 20B of the SIS Act); or
(c)           underlies a reserve; or
(d)          at the most recent 30 June, has assets relating to non-MySuper interests greater than $50 million; or
(e)           at the most recent 30 June, has assets relating to non-MySuper interests that are less than $50 million but which represent more than 5 per cent of total assets of the RSE within which the investment option is located;
SIS Act means Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993; and
year of income has the meaning given in section 10(1) of the SIS Act.
 

SRF 533.0: Asset Allocation
 
Australian Business Number
Institution Name
 

 
 
 

Reporting Period
Scale Factor
Reporting Consolidation

 
 
 

 
1. Strategic asset allocation
 
Asset class type
Asset domicile type
Asset listing type

(1)
(2)
(3)

Cash
Australia domicile
Listed

Fixed Income
International domicile
Unlisted

Equity
Not applicable
Not applicable

Property

Infrastructure

Commodities

Other

 
Benchmark asset allocation
if applicable, lower end of asset allocation range
if applicable, upper end of asset allocation range
if applicable, benchmark hedging ratio

(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)


 
2. Directly held and indirectly held investments
 
Asset class type
Asset domicile type
Asset listing type
Fixed income type

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

Cash
Australia domicile
Listed
Government debt

Fixed Income
International domicile
Unlisted
Non Government debt

Equity
Not applicable
Not applicable
Mortgage debt

Property
Credit

Infrastructure
Not applicable

Commodities

Other

 
Fixed income currency type
Value
if applicable, actual hedging ratio

(5)
(6)
(7)

Australian dollars

Other currency

Not applicable

 

2.1  Total investments

2.2  Total assets

3. Movements in directly held and indirectly held investments
 

 
Asset class
Asset domicile type
Asset listing type
Fixed income type
Fixed income currency type

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

Cash
Australia domicile
Listed
Government debt
Australian dollars

Fixed Income
International domicile
Unlisted
Non Government debt
Other currency

Equity
Not applicable
Not applicable
Mortgage debt
Not applicable

Property
Credit
 

Infrastructure
Not applicable
 

Commodities
 

Other
 

 
Net transactions
Investment income
Unrealised gains/ losses
Realised gains/ losses
Total gains/ losses
of which: Foreign exchange gains/ losses

(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)

 

 
3.1  Total investment flows

 

 
Reporting Form SRF 533.0
Asset Allocation
Instructions
These instructions assist completion of Reporting Form SRF 533.0 Asset Allocation (SRF 533.0). SRF 533.0 collects information on the strategic and actual asset allocation of each investment option. Information reported in SRF 533.0 is required for prudential and publication purposes. Information reported on SRF 533.0 is also required for the purposes of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Reporting level
SRF 533.0 must be completed for each MySuper investment option and select investment option.
Reporting basis and unit of measurement
Report all items on SRF 533.0 in accordance with the Australian Accounting Standards unless otherwise specified.
Assets and liabilities denominated in currencies other than AUD are to be converted to AUD using the mid-point rate (of market buying and selling spot quotations) effective as at the end of the reporting period. An RSE licensee is free to use those AUD exchange rates that it judges to be a representative closing mid-market rate as at the end of the reporting period. However, to ensure consistency across related returns and to assist in the reconciliation between these returns, an RSE licensee should attempt to use the same exchange rates across all returns to APRA.
Note: for the major currencies, an RSE licensee may want to use the exchange rates available in the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), which are available on the RBA website: http://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/hist-exchange-rates/index.html.
Items on SRF 533.0 must be reported as at the end of the reporting period or with respect to transactions that occurred during the reporting period. Report information with respect to transactions occurred during the reporting period on a year to date basis, rather than for the individual quarter alone.
Items on SRF 533.0 are to be reported as thousands of dollars and percentages. Report percentages as a whole number to one decimal place, i.e. 10 per cent is to be reported as 10.0.
Items on SRF 533.0 are to be reported on a non look through basis or a look through basis. A look through basis is where information about the underlying investments in an investment vehicle must be reported.
These instructions specify the reporting basis, unit of measurement and look through basis that applies to each item.
Specific instructions
Terms highlighted in bold italics indicate that the definition is provided in these instructions. Additional definitions are provided at the end of these instructions.
Do not report directly held investments in derivative financial instruments on SRF 533.0.
Strategic asset allocation
Item 1 collects the strategic asset allocation for the MySuper investment option or select investment option by asset class.
Reporting basis: report item 1 as at the end of the reporting period.
Unit of measurement: report column 4 to column 7 inclusive as a percentage.
Look through basis: report item 1 on a look through basis, reporting the strategic asset allocation regardless of how investments are made.
Item 1
Report, for each combination of asset class type, asset domicile type and asset listing type: the asset class type in column 1, the asset domicile type in column 2, the asset listing type of the investment in column 3, the benchmark asset allocation in column 4, the lower end of the allowable asset allocation range in column 5, the upper end of asset allocation range in column 6 and the benchmark hedging ratio in column 7. Where the investment option does not have asset allocation ranges, and thus no lower or upper end, leave column 5 and column 6 blank. Where asset domicile type ‘international’ is reported in column 2, report the benchmark hedging ratio in column 7; otherwise, leave column 7 blank.
The asset class types are: cash, fixed income, equity, property, infrastructure, commodities and ‘other’.
The asset domicile types are: Australia domicile, international domicile and ‘not applicable’. Where the domicile is not specified when setting the strategic asset allocation, report asset domicile type as ‘not applicable’.
The asset listing types are: listed, unlisted and ‘not applicable’. Where the listing is not specified when setting the strategic asset allocation, report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’. Report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’ for asset class type cash or fixed income. Where the asset listing is not known, report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’.
An investment is to be reported as asset class type ‘other’ for reasons including, but not limited to, (a) an RSE licensee does not have sufficient information about an investment to classify it into one or more asset classes; or (b) an investment is in a different category than the relevant combinations of: asset class type, asset domicile type and asset listing type.
Exclude from asset class type ‘other’ investments in multi-asset class investment vehicles such as pooled superannuation trust, cash management trust, listed retail trust, unlisted retail trust, unlisted wholesale trust, life company guaranteed and life company investment linked. Investments in these investment vehicles must be allocated to each asset class, asset domicile and asset listing represented in the underlying investment.
Examples of other investments include: hedge funds, mezzanine debt, convertible debt.
Examples of listed equity investments include: common shares, preference shares. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and listed trusts are to be allocated to the asset class of the underlying asset. Include equity ETFs, and listed equity trusts in listed equity. Exclude non-equity ETFs and listed trusts such as: fixed income ETFs, commodity ETFs, listed property trusts and listed infrastructure trusts.
Examples of unlisted equity investments include: venture capital, private equity.
Examples of commodities include: precious metals, agricultural natural resources, energy, livestock, commodity ETFs, exchange traded commodities (ETCs).

Benchmark asset allocation
Represents the target proportion of assets which the RSE licensee has adopted as being appropriate in order to meet the investment objectives of the investment strategy. Reference: Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.

Lower end of asset allocation range
Represents the minimum proportion of assets to be invested in an asset class to meet the investment objectives of the investment strategy. Reference: Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.

Upper end of asset allocation range
Represents the maximum proportion of assets to be invested in an asset class to meet the investment objectives of the investment strategy. Reference: Prudential Standard SPS 530 Investment Governance.

Benchmark hedging ratio
Represents the target level of hedging (i.e. where the value of assets are protected against adverse changes in the market) which the RSE licensee has adopted as being appropriate to meet the investment objectives of the investment strategy. A hedge is a transaction where the purpose of the transaction is to protect against adverse changes in the market.

 
Directly held and indirectly held investments
Item 2 collects the directly held and indirectly held investments, total investments and total assets of the MySuper investment option or select investment option.
Reporting basis: report item 2 as at the end of the reporting period.
Unit of measurement: report item 2 column 6, item 2.1 and item 2.2 in thousands of dollars; report item 2 column 7 as a percentage.
Look through basis: report item 2 on a look through basis. Information about the underlying investments in an investment vehicle must be reported.
Item 2
When reporting item 2 for a MySuper investment option, report the value of investments in column 6 in relation to the value of investments underlying MySuper interests.
When reporting item 2 for a select investment option, report the value of investments in column 6 in relation to the value of investments underlying non-MySuper interests.
Report, for each combination of asset class type, asset domicile type, asset listing type, fixed income type and fixed income currency type: the asset class type in column 1, the asset domicile type in column 2, the asset listing type in column 3, the fixed income type in column 4, the fixed income currency type in column 5, the value of the investment in column 6 and the actual hedging ratio in column 7. Where asset domicile type ‘international’ is reported in column 2, report the actual hedging ratio in column 7; otherwise, leave column 7 blank.
Item 2.1 is a derived item. Report the sum of the values reported in item 2 column 6, in item 2.1.
Report the total assets of the MySuper product or select investment option in item 2.2. Includes: investments, securities purchased under agreements to resell and securities borrowed, derivative assets, current tax assets, deferred tax assets.
The asset class types are: cash, fixed income, equity, property, infrastructure, commodities and ‘other’.
The asset domicile types are: Australia domicile, international domicile and ‘not applicable’. Where the domicile is not known, report asset domicile type as ‘not applicable’.
The asset listing types are: listed, unlisted and ‘not applicable’. Report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’ for asset class type cash or fixed income. Where the asset listing is not known, report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’.
The fixed income types are: Government debt, non Government debt, mortgage debt, credit and ‘not applicable’. Fixed income types are only applicable to the asset class type fixed income. For asset class type fixed income, where the fixed income type is not known, report fixed income type as ‘not applicable’.
The fixed income currency types are: Australian dollars, other currency and ‘not applicable’. Fixed income currency types are only applicable to the asset class type fixed income. For asset class type fixed income, where the fixed income currency is not known, report fixed income currency as ‘not applicable’.

Actual hedging ratio
Represents the value of assets that are protected against adverse changes in the market (hedged) as a proportion of total assets.

Assets
Represents a resource: (a) controlled by an entity as a result of past events; and (b) from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to the entity. Reference: Australian Accounting Standards.

 
Movements in directly held and indirectly held investments
Item 3 collects the movements of the MySuper investment option or select investment option by asset class.
Reporting basis: report item 3 with respect to transactions that occurred during the reporting period.
Unit of measurement: report column 6 to column 11 inclusive in thousands of dollars.
Look through basis:
For directly held investments: report column 6 to column 11 inclusive on a non look through basis.
For indirectly held investments: report column 6, column 8 to column 11 inclusive with respect to unit holdings in the investment vehicle, as reported by the investment vehicle; report column 7 with respect to income from the investment vehicle. Where movements of particular asset class type, asset domicile type and asset listing type represented in the underlying investments are known, report these movements in column 6 to column 11 inclusive. Where only the movements for the investment vehicle are known, allocate these movements to each combination of asset class type, asset domicile type, asset listing type, fixed income type and fixed income currency type represented in the underlying investments as reported in item 2.
Item 3
When reporting item 3 for a MySuper investment option, report the movements in investments in column 6 to column 11 inclusive in relation to the movements in investments underlying MySuper interests.
When reporting item 3 for a select investment option, report the movements in investments in column 6 to column 11 inclusive in relation to the movements in investments underlying non-MySuper interests.
Report, for each combination of asset class type, asset domicile type, asset listing type fixed income type and fixed income currency type: the asset class type in column 1, the asset domicile type in column 2, the asset listing type in column 3, the fixed income type in column 4, the fixed income currency type in column 5, the net transactions of the investment in column 6, the income from the investment in column 7, the unrealised gains/losses of the investment in column 8, the realised gains/losses of the investment in column 9, the total gains/losses of the investment in column 10 and the portion of total gains/losses that are foreign exchange gains/losses in column 11.
Column 10 is a derived item. Report the total gains/losses of the investment in column 10 as the sum of unrealised gains/losses reported in column 8 and realised gains/losses reported in column 9.
Item 3.1 is a derived item. Report the total investment flows in item 3.1 as the totals of column 7 to column 11 inclusive reported in item 3.
The asset class types are: cash, fixed income, equity, property, infrastructure, commodities and ‘other’.
The asset domicile types are: Australia domicile, international domicile and ‘not applicable’. Where the domicile is not known, report asset domicile type as ‘not applicable’.
The asset listing types are: listed, unlisted and ‘not applicable’. Report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’ for asset class type cash or fixed income. Where the asset listing is not known, report asset listing type as ‘not applicable’.
The fixed income types are: Government debt, non Government debt, mortgage debt, credit and ‘not applicable’. Fixed income types are only applicable to the asset class type fixed income. For asset class type fixed income, where the fixed income type is not known, report fixed income type as ‘not applicable’.
The fixed income currency types are: Australian dollars, other currency and ‘not applicable’. Fixed income currency types are only applicable to the asset class type fixed income. For asset class type fixed income, where the fixed income currency is not known, report fixed income currency as ‘not applicable’.
Example: An investment option is an investment vehicle that is invested 50 per cent in Australian listed equity, 20 per cent in international unlisted equity and 30 per cent in Australian government debt and the RSE had $10,000 in net transactions (i.e. a net purchase of units of $10,000 value), received $20,000 in investment income from the investment vehicle, $30,000 in unrealised gains, $40,000 in realised gains, and $5,000 in foreign exchange gains. This would be reported as:
Equity
Australia
Listed
N/A
5
10
15
20
35
3

Equity
International
Unlisted
N/A
2
4
6
8
14
1

Fixed income
Australia
N/A
Government debt
3
6
9
12
21
2


Net transactions
Represents the net of all acquisition and disposal transactions, which involve the exchange of valuable consideration between counterparties.

Investment income
Represents gross revenue in the form of income or distributions from investments. Includes: interest, dividends, rental income, trust distributions.

Unrealised gains/losses
Represents changes in the value of investments as a result of remeasurement changes in the market value of investments. Includes: impairment charges and provisions.

Realised gains/losses
Represents changes in the value of investments as a result of closing or disposal of investments.

Foreign exchange gains/losses
Represents changes in the value of investments as a result of unrealised and realised changes in currency exchange rates which are used to translate or value investments.

Glossary of additional items
Asset class type
Cash
Represents cash on hand and demand deposits, as well as cash equivalents. Cash equivalents represent short-term, highly liquid investments that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value. Reference: Australian Accounting Standards.

Fixed income
Represents a loan, placement or debt security. Loans are financial assets that are created when a creditor lends funds directly to a debtor, and are evidenced by documents that are non negotiable. Placements are liabilities of entities not described as authorised deposit-taking institutions, e.g. State treasuries. Debt securities are securities which represent borrowed funds which must be repaid by the issuer with defined terms including the notional amount (amount borrowed), an identifiable return and maturity/renewal date. Includes: short and long-term debt securities.

Equity
Represents an ownership interest in a business, trust or partnership. Includes: common shares, preference shares and units. Excludes: units in property trusts, units in infrastructure trusts.

Property
Represents an investment in real estate where the earnings and capital value are dependent on cash flows generated by the property through sale or rental income.

Infrastructure
Represents the basic physical systems of a country, state or region including transportation, communication, utilities, and public institutions.

Commodities
Represents natural resources that are either grown or extracted from the ground and are often used as inputs in the production of other goods or services.

Domicile type
Australian domicile
Represents investments issued in Australia.

International domicile
Represents investments issued outside Australia.

Asset listing type
Listed
Represents financial instrument that is traded through an Australian or international stock exchange.

Unlisted
Represents financial instrument that is not traded through an Australian or international stock exchange.

Fixed income type
Government debt
Represents a debt security issued by a federal, state, territory or local governments, or corporations owned or controlled by a federal, state, territory or local government.

Non Government debt
Represents a debt security issued by a corporation that is not owned or controlled by a federal, state, territory or local government.

Mortgage debt
Represents a debt security where specific mortgage assets are provided as collateral.

Credit
Represents a loan, a placement or a debt security where specific non-mortgage assets are provided as collateral.

Fixed income currency type
Australian dollars
Represents an investment denominated in Australian dollars.

Other currency
Represents an investment denominated in a currency other than Australian dollars.

Manner of investment
Directly held
Represents investments made by the RSE in its own name. Includes: investments held by a custodian in trust for the RSE.

Indirectly held
Represents an investment made via an investment vehicle.

Investment vehicles
Cash management trust
Represents a unit trust which is governed by a trust deed which generally confines its investments (as authorised by the trust deed) to financial securities available through the short-term money market. Cash management trusts issue units in the trust that are redeemable by the unit holder on demand.
 
Life company guaranteed
Represents the provision of benefits calculated by reference to units, the value of which are guaranteed by the contract not to be reduced and provides for the account to be increased, within the meaning given in s. 14.2 of the Life Insurance Act 1995.

Life company investment linked
Represents the provision of benefits calculated by reference to a running account under the contract and provides for the account to be increased, within the meaning given in s. 14.2 of the Life Insurance Act 1995.

Listed retail trust
Represents a collective investment vehicle with units on issue listed on an Australian or an international stock exchange which provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of investments and can be accessed by retail clients, at low entry levels, as defined in the Corporations Act 2001.

Pooled superannuation trust
Represents a type of collective investment trust where an investment manager invests the assets of superannuation funds, approved deposit funds and other pooled superannuation trusts. Excludes: unitised investments with life companies where the original or primary investment is an insurance or investment policy.

Unlisted retail trust
Represents a collective investment vehicle that is not listed on an Australian or international stock exchange, provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of investments and can be accessed by retail clients, at low entry levels, as defined in the Corporations Act 2001.

Wholesale trust
Represents a collective investment vehicle that provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of investments and can be accessed by wholesale clients only, at high entry levels, as defined in the Corporations Act 2001.

Interpretation
For the purposes of these instructions:
·                MySuper investment option means[8]:
(a)           for a MySuper product that does not fall within paragraph (b) – the investment option underlying that investment strategy; and
(b)          for a MySuper product with a lifecycle investment strategy under section 29TC(2) of the SIS Act – the investment option underlying each lifecycle strategy stage of that MySuper product as defined in SRS 001.0;
·                MySuper product means a MySuper product within the meaning given in section 10(1) of the SIS Act regardless of whether or not it has a lifecycle investment strategy (within the meaning given in section 29TC(2) of the SIS Act);
·                RSE means a registrable superannuation entity as defined in section 10(1) of the SIS Act that is not a small APRA fund or single member approved deposit fund[9];
·                RSE licensee has the meaning given in section 10(1) of the SIS Act;
·                select investment option means an investment option in an RSE which[10]:
(a)           underlies:
(i)            a defined benefit pension within the meaning of Prudential Standard SPS 160 Defined Benefit Matters (SPS 160), where that defined benefit pension is currently being paid; or
(ii)          an interest that entitles the member who holds the interest, when benefits in respect of the interest become payable, to be paid a benefit referred to in the definition of ‘defined benefit member’ in paragraph 7(b) of SPS 160; or
(b)          underlies a pre-MySuper default investment option that includes at least one accrued default amount (within the meaning given in section 20B of the SIS Act); or
(c)           underlies a reserve; or
(d)          at the most recent 30 June, has assets relating to non-MySuper interests greater than $50 million; or
(e)           at the most recent 30 June, has assets relating to non-MySuper interests that are less than $50 million but which represent more than 5 per cent of total assets of the RSE within which the investment option is located; and
·                SIS Act means Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993.
 
 

[1]           For the purposes of this Reporting Standard, an ‘RSE licensee’s business operations’ includes all activities as an RSE licensee (including the activities of each RSE of which it is the licensee), and all other activities of the RSE licensee to the extent that they are relevant to, or may impact on, its activities as an RSE licensee. For the avoidance of doubt, if the RSE licensee has more than one MySuper investment option or select investment option within its business operations, the RSE licensee must separately provide the information required by the form for each MySuper investment option or select investment option within its business operations. An RSE licensee that does not have any MySuper investment options or select investment options within its business operations is not required to provide information under this Reporting Standard.
[2]           For the avoidance of doubt, if the due date for a particular reporting period falls on a day other than a usual business day, an RSE licensee is nonetheless required to submit the information required no later than the due date.
[3]           Refer also to Prudential Standard SPS 310 Audit and Related Matters (SPS 310).
[4]           Refer to Prudential Standard SPS 510 Governance.
[5]           Refer to Reporting Standard SRS 001.0 Profile and Structure (Baseline) (SRF 001.0) for obligations to report information about MySuper investment options to APRA on 30 June each year.
[6]           For the purposes of this Reporting Standard, ‘small APRA fund’ means a superannuation entity that is a regulated superannuation fund, within the meaning of the SIS Act, which has fewer than five members and ‘single member approved deposit fund’ means a superannuation entity that is an approved deposit fund, within the meaning of the SIS Act, and has only one member.
[7]           Refer to SRS 001.0 for obligations to report information about select investment options to APRA on 30 June each year.
[8]           Refer to Reporting Standard SRS 001.0 Profile and Structure (Baseline) (SRF 001.0) for obligations to report information about MySuper investment options to APRA on 30 June each year.
[9]           For the purposes of these instructions, ‘small APRA fund’ means a superannuation entity that is a regulated superannuation fund, within the meaning of the SIS Act, which has fewer than five members and ‘single member approved deposit fund’ means a superannuation entity that is an approved deposit fund, within the meaning of the SIS Act, and has only one member.
[10]           Refer to SRS 001.0 for obligations to report information about select investment options to APRA on 30 June each year.