No major issues with SMSFs and reserves

15-Mar-2018|By Malavika Santhebennur

The ATO SMSF Regulator’s Bulletin (SMSFRB) on the use of reserves by SMSFs is not an indication that systemic issues have been identified, nor is it in response to a spike in the use of reserves by SMSFs, according to the tax office. Ou.. Read More

SMSFs hazy on alternative asset classes


A major challenge for SMSF investors is their of lack understanding of alternative asset classes and products such as peer-to-peer lending, one lender has said. Peer-to-peer lender Zagga chief executive Alan Gree.. Read More

Regulatory requirement gets time extension


The deadline by which SMSFs had to obtain a legal entity identifier (LEI) under the European-based Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) regulations has been extended by six months. Originally, Eu.. Read More

Appoint new trustees to deregistered companies


Alternative recourse is available to SMSFs when the company acting as the fund's corporate trustee has been deregistered, with the appointment of new corporate trustees an option, according to a law firm. Nicoll .. Read More

Advisers unaware of downsizer issues


Many advisers are not across the traps of strategies using the downsizer contribution measure, with SMSFs needing to be particularly careful, a specialist software provider has warned. While the downsizer contrib.. Read More

Undervalued asset classes overlooked


SMSF investors should consider undertaking research to understand undervalued individual asset classes rather than trying to find specific underpriced stocks to shave off risk. That was the recommendation from AM.. Read More

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