Get compliant: the rules are changing
Insurance and investments – Max Newnham spells out the biggest changes you need to be hip to at compliance time.
One of the most influential government reviews held in decades was the Cooper review into superannuation. When it was first announced, it looked like the SMSF sector was in for a tough time – the original review panel did not include one official representative from the SMSF sector, despite it being the biggest sector of the superannuation industry. READ MORE
Tales from the trustees – SMSF stories from real life
SMSFs are the investment vehicle du jour, but people have actually been taking control of their future for decades. This series of real-life case studies brings you trustees' own stories that run the gamut of management methods.READ MORE
Advisor advice: Key changes all trustees should know about
Aaron Dunn advises the advisor on five crucial matters.
The value of SMSF experts should not be underestimated in these times of rapid change. Superannuation professionals can stand out from the crowd by keeping clients up to date, explaining legislation in a language acceptable to 'mum and dad' trustees, and being ready and willing to adjust strategy. So what are some of the most recent changes? READ MORE
Love, art and the collectable
Art, racehorses, wine, cars, jewellery… SMSF investments don't have to fall into the big three categories. However… Jackey Coyle delves deeper in part 2 of our collectables special.
Interest rates are in a downslide, the world economy's in a spin and who can be certain where stock-market growth is going? READ MORE
In this case...
The Strategic Super Investor has spoken with three SMSF professionals and provided each advisor with a different SMSF investor scenario. We asked them to allocate a portfolio for the next 12 months, our experts will comment on performance and adjust asset allocations where appropriate. READ MORE