Melbourne to host SMSF expo

Melbourne will host the Self-Managed Super Fund Expo next year, bringing together critical players in the SMSF space.

New clients considering setting up an SMSF will have the chance to meet superannuation service providers, trustees and industry experts.

SMSF Association chief executive John Maroney said the expo is an exciting concept, especially as more people will opt for an SMSF as their superannuation vehicle of choice in the coming years.

It's critical that people with an SMSF or those considering setting up a fund to explore the market fully and engage with product and service providers that best suit their needs, and SMSF Expo is the ideal setting for this to happen, he added.

"Our research shows that trustees are thirsty for information. A recent trustee survey about what they wanted from the association found that the top two priority areas were education and information on SMSF structure and compliance, followed by access to different asset classes and SMSF service providers."

The expo will feature 100 exhibitors showcasing the products and services of fund managers, financial planners, administrators, auditors, legal and estate planners, associations, statutory authorities, accountants, and other players in the banking, finance and insurance industry.

The SMSF sector is expected to reach $90 billion in 2035 and tipped to be largest sector in the post-retirement superannuation market, according to the association.

As at March, SMSFs accounted for 32% or $674 billion of total superannuation assets. There were about 1,120,117 SMSF members of 590,742 funds, according to the ATO.

The expo will run over three days starting on 27 April 2018 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

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