Smith's Swansong: ANZ’s $7.5 Billion Profit – Wealth Business Robust - Asian Business Still Growing

Delivering his final set of results the departing ANZ Chief Executive Officer Mike Smith said, “We have produced another record result in FY15. In a constrained environment, we have continued to see growth in our core customer franchises in Australia, in New Zealand and in key Asian markets, partly offset by the effect of macro-economic headwinds on the International and Institutional Banking Division.

Over the past eight years we have strengthened ANZ, created Australia’s only truly regional bank and built a better bank for our customers in Australia, in New Zealand and in Asia Pacific. I know ANZ will be in good hands when Shayne Elliott succeeds me as Chief Executive on 1 January,” Mr Smith said.

Global Wealth:

The Global Wealth Division increased profit by 11%. Positive performance was experienced across all business units. Insurance delivered growth in in-force premiums along with stable claims and lapse experience, which contributed to an 18% increase in both embedded value and in the value of new business.

Private Wealth continued to deliver growth through customer focused investment solutions – with FUM increasing 22% and customer deposits 33% YOY.

Global Wealth continues to reshape the customer experience through new digital solutions. Recent innovations include ‘Advice on GrowTM’, new tools improving the advice experience, while ‘Insurance on GrowTM’ will soon be released to the market.

ANZ Smart Choice Super leads the industry in value for money and innovation. FUM now exceeds $4.3 billion and for the second year ANZ Smart Choice received the prestigious Super Ratings Fastest Mover award. ANZ KiwiSaver continues to build its market position with FUM growing 32% to A$7 billion. Global Wealth’s focus on improving customer experience is reflected in the increased sale of Wealth solutions through ANZ channels with growth of 8% YOY.



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