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Magellan reports 10% fall in FUM

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The fund manager has experienced another decline in funds under management.

Magellan has reported a $4.9 billion drop in funds under management (FUM) during December to $45.3 billion, representing a fall of almost 10 per cent in a single month.

The fund manager experienced net outflows of $2.6 billion during December, including net retail outflows of $0.6 billion and net institutional outflows of $2.0 billion.

Institutional FUM sat at $26.4 billion at the end of the month, down from $29.6 billion a month earlier, while retail FUM fell from $20.6 billion to $18.9 billion over the same period.

Global equities FUM sank from $24.6 billion to $20.6 billion, infrastructure equities FUM dropped from $16.8 billion to $16.2 billion, and Australian equities FUM declined from $8.8 billion to $8.5 billion.

Magellan’s total FUM has more than halved over the past 12 months, with the fund manager previously reporting $95.5 billion in funds at the end of December 2021.

Average FUM for the six months ended 31 December 2022 was $53.8 billion compared to $112.7 billion for the six months ended 31 December 2021.

In a statement to the ASX on Friday, the fund manager indicated that performance fees for the six months ended 31 December 2022 are “not meaningful”.

Magellan funds will pay distributions of approximately $0.3 billion this month, which it said will be reflected in its January FUM figures due to be released next month.

In November, an entity associated with the family of Magellan co-founder Hamish Douglass sold approximately 13 million ordinary shares in the embattled fund manager.

Earlier, CEO David George said that Magellan will be a fund manager of a global scale once more with over $100 billion of FUM in the next five years.

Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg

Jon Bragg is a journalist for Momentum Media's Investor Daily, nestegg and ifa. He enjoys writing about a wide variety of financial topics and issues and exploring the many implications they have on all aspects of life.