SMSF advice requires specific FASEA standards

18-Dec-2017|By Krystine Lumanta

The SMSF Association is advocating for the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) guidelines to include specific education standards for SMSF advice, given the complexity of the subject matter. In response to FASEA’s r.. Read More

SMSF fixed income demand on the rise


The fixed income asset class is witnessing a consistent increasing interest from SMSF investors, according to a specialist fund manager. “We’re constantly seeing more demand for our offerings from SMS.. Read More

La Trobe partners with Blackstone


La Trobe Financial today announced global asset management firm Blackstone has taken an 80 per cent stake in the company for an undisclosed sum. The New York-based firm has over $521 billion in funds under manage.. Read More

BGL users get Ignition Wealth service access


Clients of specialist SMSF software provider BGL will be given the ability to access the digital financial advice services of Ignition Wealth as the result of a new partnership arrangement between the two organisatio.. Read More

Federal Court delivers DomaCom decision


The Federal Court has ruled against SMSFs investing in DomaCom sub-funds owning properties leased to related parties. The ruling, made last Thursday, only affects an SMSF if the investment in a sub-fund constitut.. Read More

SMSFs must tread carefully on ESS interests


Acquiring shares from employee share schemes (ESS) in an SMSF can be attractive for many reasons, but SMSF trustees have to be mindful of the in house asset and the related-party acquisition rules. Broadly, a co.. Read More

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