ATO stats show SMSF sector thriving

18-May-2017

It looks like Cooper and Murray got it right after all. When the Cooper inquiry into superannuation was established in 2009, there was no shortage of critics of the SMSF sector. Yet in 2010, Cooper’s final repo.. Read More

ATO stats show SMSF sector thriving

18-May-2017

It looks like Cooper and Murray got it right after all. When the Cooper inquiry into superannuation was established in 2009, there was no shortage of critics of the SMSF sector. Yet in 2010, Cooper’s final repo.. Read More

SMSF trustees doing quite nicely

03-Feb-2017

In the 12 months to 30 June 2015, a two-member SMSF averaged a 4.2 per cent investment return net of administrative costs and gross of income tax. Although this number represented a fall from 8.2 per cent in the 2014.. Read More

The trustees have spoken, but will they be heard?

01-Nov-2016

The recent federal budget has brought the topic of superannuation to the fore, bucking the trend for maintaining the relative status quo in superannuation legislation. The proposed changes to superannuation have.. Read More

Super still best way to plan for retirement

01-Nov-2016

The outcry about the changes to superannuation announced in the 2016 budget was both predictable and understandable. The SMSF Association went to considerable lengths to articulate, both in public and private, its co.. Read More

What being an SMSF professional means

28-Jun-2016

The stakes are high. When I last looked at the ATO SMSF statistics, the funds under management (FUM) sitting there were around $600 billion spread across more than 1 million trustees and members and over 500,000 fund.. Read More

Time for access to infrastructure

27-Apr-2016

No one questions Australia’s infrastructure needs. Our population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 30 million by 2030. That growth will place enormous demands on infrastructure, and when coupled with.. Read More

Conference expands practicality

16-Nov-2015

The SMSF Association has designed four new workshops to specifically meet the needs of specialist members at its 2016 National Conference in Adelaide from 17-19 February 2016. Based on the topical issues of limi.. Read More

Remember the Boy Scout motto – be prepared

16-Oct-2015

With the tax white paper slowly winding its way through the maze of government processes, I was reminded recently of that famous quotation: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”.. Read More

Killing the SMSF myths

02-Jul-2015

The offer to address the 13th International Convention of Independent Financial Advisors forum in Monaco on Australia’s SMSF system made me pause to reflect on the strength of our sector of the superannuation i.. Read More

Some deserved recognition

03-Feb-2015

The SMSF sector must have been well behaved in 2014. Why? Because the report handed down by the Parliamentary Joint Committee (PJC) on Corporations and Financial Services on the cusp of Christmas Eve was the best pre.. Read More

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