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| | WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021 12:06PMThe SMSF Association has welcomed a new law that will allow the partial commutation of legacy pensions.|
|The corporate regulator has initiated action against a fintech for allegedly misleading customers about the benefits of investing in residential property in self-managed superannuation funds.|
|The Australian Taxation Office assistant commissioner said he is focused on ensuring SMSFs remain a strong and credible retirement planning choice for Australians going forward.|
|Martin Heffron, one of the most respected experts in Australia's self-managed superannuation sector, has passed away suddenly after a brief illness.|
|Self-managed superannuation funds have not been spared by the market impact of COVID-19, with members dumping their allocation to listed shares over the past year, new data shows.|
|New research suggests that self-managed super funds are giving retail and industry funds a run for their money in terms of fees and returns.|
|The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld a ban imposed by ASIC on an SMSF adviser who failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest.|
|A fourth tax agent has been deregistered for misusing an SMSF Auditor Number (SAN) as the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) continues its crackdown on SAN misuse.|
|A self-managed super fund has had a request for more information from Ardent Leisure, the owner of Dreamworld, over the Thunder River Rapids deaths in 2016 thrown out.|
|The bill to increase the maximum number of self-managed superannuation (SMSF) members from four to six has been reintroduced in the Senate.|
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced a new head of retirement for Australasia as Brad Jeffrey retires after serving 40 years with the company.
Perpetual Investment Management has appointed a new custodian, replacing RBC Investor and Treasury Services following its exit from the Australian market.
Zenith Investment Partners has partnered with MSCI to enhance the delivery of institutional-grade portfolio analysis, service scalability, insights and reporting to its managed account portfolio clients.
The neobank has become the first Australian bank to return its customer deposits after it withdrew its banking products and announced the return of its authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) licence.
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