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SMSF investments reach far and wide

HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
Seeking diversification, self-managed superannuation funds are pushing more retirement funds into assets such as marina berths and indigenous artworks.

Quirky SMSF investments unveiled

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 JAN 2019
A new report from SuperConcepts unveils some of the most unusual investments held in self-managed superannuation funds, which include ATMs, livestock and frozen horse semen.

SMSF returns not accurate in Productivity Commission report

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 21 JAN 2019
The Productivity Commission's final report quoted SMSF costs at "close to double" of the actual cost of running SMSFs $500,000 or less in net assets, Class said.

Labor reforms to increase welfare dependency

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 17 JAN 2019
Labor's proposed franking credit reforms will substantially impact the income of more than one million Australians, forcing them to seek welfare.

Minimum SMSF balance misleading: SuperConcepts

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 14 JAN 2019
The Productivity Commission's proposed minimum balance for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) is "way off", according to SuperConcepts.

Specialist SMSF advisers need only apply

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
The final report calls for additional requirements that financial advisers must comply with before they provide SMSF advice.

Advisers failing to submit SMSF returns

DARREN SNYDER  |  TUESDAY, 11 DEC 2018
More than 2700 tax practitioners, who are also trustees of their self-managed superannuation fund, have outstanding SMSF annual returns.

SMSF investment platform begins, announces senior hire

DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 NOV 2018
The outgoing chief executive at the Australian arm of an $800 billion global asset manager is joining the board of a newly-launched SMSF investment platform in 2019.

Knowledge, action gap puts SMSF savings at risk: Research

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 19 NOV 2018
About 50% of all SMSFs have more than half of their portfolio invested in one asset class, despite more than 80% recognising the importance of diversification.

Scrapping LRBAs would be detrimental to investors

DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 NOV 2018
A commercial property lender believes banning limited recourse borrowing arrangements in their entirety would be too heavy handed, saying critics often cite residential property spruikers to cast shadows.