SMSF
Adviser asked to cover regulator costs
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 18 FEB 2019
The Queensland Supreme Court has issued orders against a man who ran an unlicensed advice business and collected kickbacks on investment properties he recommended to his SMSF clients.
Spousal top ups to beat super balance inequity
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 14 FEB 2019
An industry association has used its pre-Budget submission to call for the introduction of a spousal rollover measure to help bridge the gender gap in superannuation balances.
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.
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