SMSF
SMSF cash allocation dips
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 SEP 2018
Self-managed superannuation funds are increasingly shifting away from cash to Australian equities, latest SuperConcepts figures show.
The changing face of SMSFs
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 10 SEP 2018
Self-managed superannuation funds increased allocations to international equities by 30% in the first half of 2018, as well as upped exposure to listed investment companies and trusts in a bid to reach new markets.
SMSFA questions three-year audits
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 4 SEP 2018
The SMSF Association has cast doubts over the proposed three-year audit cycle for some self-managed super funds, stating the change may "undermine" the integrity of the sector.
SMSFs too conservative: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 27 AUG 2018
More than half (54%) of the respondents in Financial Standard's latest spot poll believe self-managed super funds are too conservative when it comes to allocating assets.
Managed accounts forum to address vertical integration, best practice
STAFF WRITER  |  FRIDAY, 24 AUG 2018
Leading managed account providers and financial planning groups will take centre stage at the annual Financial Standard Managed Accounts Forum to be held in Melbourne next month.
LIT serves up junk bonds to SMSFs
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2018
A new listed investment trust is offering SMSF investors an opportunity to invest in high-yield bonds, with an annual net distribution north of 5%.
SMSFA addresses policy hurdles
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 16 AUG 2018
SMSF Association executives addressed the regulatory hurdles facing the industry at the Sydney leg of this year's SMSF Association Technical Day.
Federal Court rules partly in favour of DomaCom
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 14 AUG 2018
A Federal Court ruling on a potential breach of the Sole Purpose Test has been termed a "milestone" for the SMSF industry, however there are still hurdles to clear before sub-funds are not considered in-house assets or related trusts under the SIS (Superannuation ...
Trust in financial services down since Royal Commission: Poll
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 14 AUG 2018
Financial Standard readers say trust and satisfaction levels in banking and financial services have taken a hit since the Royal Commission began.
Are SMSF investors too conservative?
DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 AUG 2018
The view that self-managed superannuation funds with less than $1 million in assets are likely to underperform APRA-regulated funds says more about SMSF asset allocation then it does for where individual members fit inside Australia's $2.6 trillion super ...
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