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QSuper launches new Challenger annuity

BEN COLLINS  |  MONDAY, 18 FEB 2013
QSuper has launched a new guaranteed-term annuity product through Challenger that will be available to members next month. They will be able to buy the product, which gives them competitive earnings rates on Challenger's term annuity with their own ...

SMSFs warned over incapacity planning

BEN COLLINS  |  MONDAY, 18 FEB 2013
Often the risks of a self-managed super fund director becoming incapacitated are ignored, a leading lawyer has warned. Speaking last week at the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) national conference, Bryce Figot, director, DBA Lawyers ...

Simple diversification better than 'smart beta'

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 15 FEB 2013
keep your investments diverse and stay the course. That is the advice from Vanguard's chief economist in Europe, on the best way to design portfolios to adapt to the economics woes gripping the euro zone. Dr Peter Westaway explained how probable different ...

Retail investors need new defensive investments

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 15 FEB 2013
Australian retail investors should consider managed credit funds, as term deposit rates are set to drop, said head of credit markets at AMP Capital Jeff Brunton. A global low interest rate environment will eventually force Australian banks to pay out ...

Some auditors won't be counted

BEN COLLINS  |  FRIDAY, 15 FEB 2013
Some accountants who apply for the new self managed super fund auditor regime will be rejected, warned the boss of Australia's corporate regulator. Speaking yesterday at the SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) annual conference in Melbourne ...

Ex-drug dealers now hitting-up SMSFs: ACC

BEN COLLINS  |  THURSDAY, 14 FEB 2013
Australia's criminal intelligence agency, the ACC is witnessing an increasing number of the illegal operations, with many organised crime rings - formerly involved in drug trafficking - now targeting investors, as the profits were better and there was ...

Industry urged to understand changes to transfer rules

BEN COLLINS  |  THURSDAY, 14 FEB 2013
Industry professionals have been told they need to ensure they understand incoming regulation that makes it harder to transfer listed assets into self managed super funds. Speaking yesterday at the opening session of the SMSF Professionals' Association ...

Broken 'contribs law' needs fixing: SPAA

BEN COLLINS  |  THURSDAY, 14 FEB 2013
The rules that limit how much money people can put into their superannuation fund are not working and need to be changed, an industry expert said yesterday. Speaking at SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia's ( SPAA) conference in Melbourne ...

SMSF trustees confident backing their limited advice

BEN COLLINS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 FEB 2013
New research reveals enormous opportunities for Australia's financial advisers to help their clients, with self managed super funds, diversify their portfolios better. Launched on the eve of the 2013 SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA) ...

Most DIY funds won't change allocations in retirement

BEN COLLINS  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 FEB 2013
Less than half of the retired self managed super fund trustees contacted for a survey released yesterday said that they either plan to change their asset allocations or had already done so. Yesterday Russell Investments and The SMSF Professionals' Association ...