Author Archive | Graham Hand

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Latest SMSF updates from the ATO

The ATO has issued an update on illegal early release of super, when an SMSF is worth having, reporting obligations and trustee checklists. Make sure you stay on top of the rules.

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From little things, Acorns become Raized

On 21 June 2018, Raiz Invest (formerly Acorns) listed on the ASX, valuing the company at $119 million. How does this ‘micro investing’ platform stack up as a place to invest or buy shares in the company itself?

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How property spruikers target SMSFs

SMSFs are being targeted by property marketers, but is a single, illiquid investment a good super strategy, with its associated leverage? ASIC is worried SMSF trustees are not seeing the full picture, so we went looking.

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CBA waves white flag on wealth management

There’s a fundamental difference between banking and wealth management: bankers have no fiduciary obligation to their clients. It’s difficult for bankers to own fund managers and financial advice and fully accept the difference.

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How to sound smart watching the World Cup

It’s the world game that billions are watching, and it only takes a few simple observations during a game to impress. It’s equally easy to show you don’t have a clue what’s really happening.

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SMSFs allocating to managed funds and global

SMSFs have long lagged institutional superannuation funds in allocating to global equities, but SMSFs trustees increasingly realise the best opportunities lie overseas, and they use managed funds as the vehicle.

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How to select assets in a world of choices

This wide-ranging interview with Pilar Gomez-Bravo, Director of Fixed Income at MFS Investment Management, covers the role of active management, the low rate environment, portfolio creation and asset class correlations.