Admin zero - How low can you go?


The pressures of information delivery, accessibility and efficiency are being equally felt in the administration and audit sectors servicing SMSFs. While there are some expectations for price cuts this year, Krystine.. Read More

2017 SMSF Roundtable: Thrashing out the super reform riddles


On 9 May, Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered his second federal budget, which contained two new measures impacting on superannuation – the ability for Australians over the age of 65 to contribute $300,000 into .. Read More

1UP: The new life of estate planning


While the incoming superannuation legislation does not directly alter the rules of estate planning, the $1.6 million transfer balance cap will have a significant impact on trustees’ succession objectives. Kryst.. Read More

Walk the line


The complex changes to superannuation have raised fresh concerns and confusion around demarcation when it comes to the roles of the accountant, tax agent and financial planner for the SMSF client. Krystine Lumanta re.. Read More

A new gateway to active funds management


SMSF investors have always favoured direct investing, making allocations to managed funds unattractive for many. However, in the current low interest rate environment, new avenues to markets are being sought. Daniel .. Read More

The rise and rise of LICs


Listed investment companies continue to be included in portfolios by SMSFs, which make up the large bulk, if not the majority, of the shareholders in these structures. Krystine Lumanta reports on the evolving popular.. Read More

The final countdown: Preparing for the new world of super


In the lead-up to many measures of the Turnbull government’s new superannuation legislation commencing on 1 July, a number of areas must be reviewed and presumably amended to ensure SMSFs are in line with the n.. Read More

SMSF Awards 2016: Innovator winner


Employing a multiple portfolio approach to property investment has allowed fractional investment platform DomaCom to present a unique alternative for advisers and trustees seeking to gain access to Australia’s .. Read More

SMSF Awards 2016: ETF provider winner


Product innovation and client service delivery have been paramount to the success of BlackRock’s iShares, which has been voted as the best provider for exchange-traded funds (ETF) by advisers for the second yea.. Read More

SMSF Awards 2016: Insurance winner


The life insurance industry is at a turning point, with adviser remuneration arrangements set to change and with new reforms shaping the way product providers operate, meaning investment in planner education has neve.. Read More

SMSF Awards 2016: Investment platforms winner


BT Financial Group (BTFG) has built on its strong track record by taking out the award for investment platforms for the third year in a row. BTFG head of platforms Kelly Power says a consistent approach towards .. Read More

Video: TBAR and ATO requirements

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Video: Fractional property investment

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