Adam Spencer and Yossi Ghinsberg announced as keynote speakers for SMSFA National Conference 2018.    

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The SMSF Association has confirmed its keynote speakers for the SMSF Association National Conference 2018 – Adam Spencer and Yossi Ghinsberg. Speaking on Thursday 15th February, Adam Spencer will encourage audience members to look beyond what they know in the world of mathematics, and explore further possibilities. With his quirky comedic style, Adam will bring a […]

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Super changes drive trustee traffic to SMSF Association website

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The new changes to superannuation and their impact on many self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees is creating strong demand for the SMSF Association’s Trustee Knowledge Centre website. SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says the growing trustee traffic to the website is encouraging as it highlights their thirst for knowledge about superannuation. “When the Association decided […]

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PC report highlights SMSF trustees prudent with post-retirement savings

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The Productivity Commission’s report on superannuation policy for post-retirement importantly highlights that retirees are prudent, preferring to draw down their savings instead of relying on the age pension. The SMSF Association CEO/Managing Director Andrea Slattery says: “This finding by the Commission confirms what the Association has always believed – give people an opportunity to build […]

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SMSF Academy: SMSF statistical overview welcome but missing micro view

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While the Self-managed superannuation funds: A statistical overview 2008/09 (the Overview) released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides many valuable insights into the sector, the statistics need to be more comprehensive and further broken down, according to The SMSF Academy. “The Overview confirms some very interesting macro information,” said Aaron Dunn, Managing Director of The […]

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The SMSF Academy: Government’s Stronger Super disadvantages SMSFs

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Removing the ability for a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) to undertake off market share transfers, as outlined in the Government’s response to Stronger Super Reforms handed down yesterday, unfairly disadvantages SMSFs, according to the SMSF Academy. SMSFs were one part of a broader review in the governance, efficiency, structure and operation of Australia’s Superannuation System. […]

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Trustees and advisers making a mountain out of a collectables molehill

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Specialist self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) education and training provider, The SMSF Academy, says the industry is over-reacting to draft regulations being considered for collectable investments within SMSFs.   “Concerns have been raised around the additional financial burden that will be imposed as a result of changes to collectables held within SMSFs,” says The SMSF Academy’s […]

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