Familiarity may overcome home bias

07-Dec-2016|By Darin Tyson-Chan

The familiarity that individuals have of a particular company may help address the situation many SMSF investors are often accused of facing, that is, having disproportionately large portfolio allocations to Australian equities, a behavioural fin.. Read More

Super legislation means estate planning revision


Advisers of SMSF clients need to consider carefully any estate planning strategies either in place or being considered in the wake of the superannuation legislation the government passed earlier this month, according.. Read More

Expect superannuation fallout


The industry must prepare for unintended consequences that will emerge from the complexity of the new superannuation legislation, particularly as the definition of super has not yet been enshrined. “It&rsqu.. Read More

Last minute rush for licences


The latest Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) report has revealed the regulator witnessed a late rush of limited Australian financial services licence (AFSL) applications. Report 503 “O.. Read More

Structure, systems key to advisory services


Accountants looking to create and add advisory services must put the right structure and systems in place to achieve long-term success. “If you put your hand up and say you want to do more advisory services.. Read More

Hub24 opens door to direct overseas equities


Adviser platform Hub24 has launched new functionality allowing direct access to individual international stocks, building on its suite of international managed portfolios that directly target SMSFs and the asset imba.. Read More

Popularity of LICs rising with SMSFs


The ongoing popularity of listed investment companies (LICs) with SMSF trustees is due to their reliable fully franked dividends and their relatively low cost as an investment vehicle, among other factors. Clime .. Read More

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