| | FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020 11:50AMDelegates to the SMSF Association's annual conference have heard of the uptick in enforcements against SMSFs this financial year.|
|At the SMSFA Conference a question around rare coins and artworks held in an SMSF sparked serious compliance concerns.|
|An auditing discussion at the SMSF Association conference turned to the ATO's recent efforts to stamp out SMSFs lying about audits and misusing auditor numbers.|
|In providing a technical update, SuperConcepts general manager of technical services Peter Burgess has said many of the reforms set to impact SMSFs proposed last year are still yet to eventuate.|
|The Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology has delivered a gushing address to the SMSF Association conference - promising the government is supportive of the SMSF sector.|
|A panel discussion at the SMSF Association Conference has sought to predict what the SMSF industry will look like in 10 years' time, with the issue of retirement front and centre.|
|A Sydney-based financial adviser has been permanently banned for allegedly transferring client SMSF funds to the trust account of a business she controlled.|
|SMSF administrator BGL Corporate Solutions has called out ASIC over a "misleading" fact sheet it published and distributed to SMSF trustees last year.|
|An ASX-listed SMSF technology platform has dropped $25 million on its first acquisition, in a bid to reinforce its position as a technology leader.|
|SMSF Association chief executive John Maroney has slammed ASIC for a fact sheet published and distributed to SMSF trustees last year.|
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A former chair of the SMSF Association has returned for another stint in the top job.
The chief executive of a $5.5 billion industry superannuation fund has spoken out against increasing the superannuation guarantee to 12% in a submission to the Retirement Income Review.
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