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New generation of SMSF investors likely to disrupt the industry

SMSF Association & CommBank Media Release I 03 April 2017

More than two million Australians are expected to have self-managed super funds within the next 15 years, with this year’s superannuation changes encouraging more people to set up their own funds, the chief executive of the Self Managed Superannuation Fund Association, Andrea Slattery, said yesterday.

Also appeared in Self Managed Super, SolePurposeTest, Money Management and Professional Planner.

Superannuation rule changes add to lure of SMSF route

The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) I 03 April 2017

Ms Slattery said the superannuation tax changes, which come into force on July 1, would be another factor in the growth of self-managed funds. “The number of self-managed super funds has doubled from 230,000 in 2003 to more than 580,000 today while the number of trustees has risen from about 580,000 to 1.1 million today,” Ms Slattery said. “Both are expected to double over the next 15 years,” she told The Australian yesterday after the release of a report on self-managed super funds by the SMSF Association and the Commonwealth Bank.

SMSF army marching to beat of their own wealth

The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) I 03 April 2017

Australia’s one million strong army of self-managed super fund operators often operate in isolation, but a report released yesterday offers an exceptional snapshot of changing attitudes across what is now a diverse and ever more powerful group of investors.

Most accountants unmoved by removal of accountant’s exemption

Money Management I 03 April 2017

The end of the accountant’s exemption made no difference to around 60 per cent of those giving advice around self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), according to a survey conducted by Money Management.


Spread portfolio across asset classes and share the pain, joy

The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) I 03 April 2017

My SMSF is heavily concentrated in Australian shares, property and cash. Should I consider other investments?

Three critical components to SMSF advice

Self Managed Super I 03 April 2017

Advisers must look to cover off three elements that are crucial to providing proper strategic advice for their SMSF clients, a business consultant has said.

Slight changes required for actuaries

Self Managed Super I 03 April 2017

Actuaries will need to address a small number of changes in relation to issuing actuarial certificates, despite the government’s decision to keep them in place for unsegregated funds when claiming exempt current pension income (ECPI).

Superannuation News

Robert Gottliebsen: Superannuation changes fuelling housing boom

The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) I 04 April 2017

Over the Christmas break two groups of people made the same decision----that Australian housing was one of the best places in the world to invest.

Property restrictions will hurt retirees

The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) I 04 April 2017

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) current restrictions on banks’ abilities to service property investors would have unintended consequences on the retirement prospects of baby boomers in particular, as property still formed the centrepiece of most everyday Australians’ retirement plans, according to MoneyQuest.

Fair and sustainable super regulations passed into law

AdviserVoice I 04 April 2017

After receiving feedback from industry, the federal parliament has passed amendments giving effect to regulatory change, continuing the implementation of changes to superannuation that were announced by the Turnbull government in the 2016 federal budget.

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