Gale appointed to Harper Bernays board


Harper Bernays has announced Andrew Gale will be joining its board as a non-executive director. Gale recently stepped down as chair of the SMSF Association after serving a two-year term. The private investme.. Read More

Infrastructure good for all super phases


Investing in infrastructure can be advantageous for SMSF members regardless of whether they are in accumulation phase or pension phase, according to a portfolio manager specialising in this asset class. “S.. Read More

SPAA appoints new COO


The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) has appointed Jacqui Murdoch as its new chief operating officer. Murdoch brings more than 18 years of executive management, administration and intern.. Read More

Heffron extends outsource service to BGL users


Specialist SMSF service provider Heffron SMSF Solutions has developed a modified version of its Accountant Outsource offering for firms using BGL Simple Fund. The Accountant Outsource solution was specifically d.. Read More

BGL’s Simple Fund 360 set for March release


Administration software specialist BGL will launch its cloud-based Simple Fund 360 application on 19 March. At this time, both existing BGL clients and new clients will be able to access Simple Fund 360 for a co.. Read More

Buying activity grows in SMSF space


Acquisitions of SMSF businesses are expected to rise this year as competition increases among service providers, according to a broking principal. Forte Asset Solutions director Stephen Prendeville said within th.. Read More

Class Super to offer SuperStream solution


Specialist SMSF administration service provider Class Super is launching a service that will allow all contributors to self-managed funds to be SuperStream compliant. The application, SMSF DataFlow, will be avai.. Read More

Bell Direct strikes SuperGuardian partnership


Bell Direct has announced a deal with SuperGuardian to manage all of the administrative aspects of the independent online broking company’s integrated SMSF solution. Under the arrangement, SuperGuardian wi.. Read More

SPAA reaffirms opposition to compensation


The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) has reiterated its opposition to any form of structured compensation scheme for trustees running their own retirement savings vehicles. The industry .. Read More

People still worried about super adequacy


The latest research into Australians’ thoughts about retirement has revealed close to one-third of those surveyed, 31.7 per cent, believed they would experience a large financial shortfall during that time of t.. Read More

SPAA’s Crump releases new super book


SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) vice chair Peter Crump has released a new book about running your own super fund. The book, Control Your Own Super Fund, was written in conjunction with .. Read More