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SMSF trustee disputes: The need for a resolution plan

Disagreements between the trustees of a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) may not be a common occurrence, but it would be a safe bet to say they do crop up now and then. SMSFs that use a corporate trustee may have mechanisms to deal with dispute resolution through the Corporations Act or guidance gleaned from

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Super performance satisfaction down, but SMSFs lead the pack

New research from Roy Morgan has found that in the six months to last November, overall satisfaction with the financial performance of superannuation was 58.4%, unchanged from October but down by 0.9% points over the year. However, only 18.5% of fund members said that they were “very satisfied”, down from 19% a year ago. Super

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Overview of superannuation system changes for SMSFs

The changes to the super system, announced by the government in the 2016–17 federal budget, have now been passed by Parliament. Overview of superannuation system changes for SMSFs. As reflected in the name of the legislation, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016, these changes were designed to improve the sustainability and

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How to keep your SMSF compliant even while travelling

Are you an SMSF trustee who loves to travel? Sounds like a great lifestyle, however while planning your summer break you need to be aware that there can be negative consequences if you are out of the country for too long. How to keep your SMSF compliant even while travelling If you are a trustee

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The place for alternative investments in SMSF portfolios

The concept of alternative investments encompasses a mix of assets and strategies that sit on the peripheral of traditional asset classes such as shares, property and cash. An attraction associated with alternative investments is their ability to deliver portfolio diversification — and hence potential risk abatement. The place for alternative investments in SMSF portfolios While

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