SISFA partners with Sharequity


The Self-managed Independent Superannuation Funds Association (SISFA) has partnered with Australian equity capital raising platform Sharequity, which connects self-directed investors with companies seeking to raise c.. Read More

Corporate loan market opening up for SMSFs


SMSF access to the corporate loan market is improving and provides another avenue for trustees to access stable monthly income with a low risk of capital loss, according to Metrics Credit Partners (MCP). “O.. Read More

Cash-flow advice in retirement the accounting sweet spot


Accountants can enhance their value proposition for SMSF clients in retirement by making the decision to become the advice expert on cash-flow requirements, a technical services executive has said. “It&rsqu.. Read More

SMSF property queries top list


Borrowing to invest in property and purchasing property to develop it are the most popular topics of inquiry from potential trustees who want to establish an SMSF. Nabtrade SMSF and investor behaviour director Ge.. Read More

ALP backflip poses grandfathering issues


The federal opposition’s move to spare SMSFs that have at least one age pensioner from its plans to scrap cash payments for excess franking credits poses questions about grandfathering arrangements in relation .. Read More

La Trobe Financial prices $750 million RMBS


La Trobe Financial has priced its sixth residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issue, La Trobe Financial Capital Markets Trust 2018-1, at $750 million. The firm's chief corporate treasurer, Martin Barry, s.. Read More

How can SMSFs better manage risk in equity investments?


The market selldown and subsequent increased volatility in early February was an unwelcome but necessary reminder for SMSF trustees and members that downturns are a fundamental part of investing. However, for peo.. Read More

Charter Hall partners with education platform


Charter Hall Direct has partnered with independent investment information platform Informed Investor to provide educational content. The firm, which is part of property investment and funds management group Chart.. Read More

Labor policy carveout adds complexity


The federal opposition’s intention to spare SMSFs that have at least one age pensioner from its plans to scrap cash payments for excess franking credits adds further complexity and confusion for retirees. T.. Read More

SMSF accounting advice falls short: panel


A panel of consumers has criticised the quality of advice they received from the accounting community with regard to establishing an SMSF, as well as the assistance given in running this type of fund. Speaking at.. Read More

Online broker launches SMSF account


Online broker Stake’s SMSF accounts have gone live, with Australian investors now able to trade through their SMSF on the platform. The move comes in a bid to break down barriers for SMSF investors to acces.. Read More