SMSF net flows
During the five years to 30 June 2012, overall net flow into SMSFs was $91.1 billion. Graph 4 shows this is predominantly attributable to contributions.
From 2008 to 2010, there was a 41% reduction in net inflows into SMSFs from $24 billion to $14 billion, which can be attributed to the fall in contributions and an increase in benefit payments. In 2011 and 2012, the net flow into SMSFs increased to $16.2 billion and $16.5 billion respectively.13
Graph 4: Breakdown of SMSF fund flows
The net fund flow equals total contributions plus net transfers (inward minus outward rollovers) minus benefit payments.