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|Seeking diversification, self-managed superannuation funds are pushing more retirement funds into assets such as marina berths and indigenous artworks.|
|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.|
|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's proposed franking credit reforms will substantially impact the income of more than one million Australians, forcing them to seek welfare.|
|The Productivity Commission's proposed minimum balance for self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) is "way off", according to SuperConcepts.|
|The final report calls for additional requirements that financial advisers must comply with before they provide SMSF advice.|
|More than 2700 tax practitioners, who are also trustees of their self-managed superannuation fund, have outstanding SMSF annual returns.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
The September financial adviser exam pass rate was stable at 60% but continues to fall below the overall pass rate of 88.5%.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue has released a report aimed at overhauling Australia's corporate bond market.
Future Fund's latest portfolio update shows the sovereign wealth fund is just shy of hitting $200 billion.
Share trading platform Superhero will take the $40 million it has raised this year to expand into New Zealand by mid-2022.
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