A systematic approach is advisable if you want to reduce the impact of climate change on the environment and your future investment returns.
They are easy to use, cheap and growing in number. So how are SMSFs using ETFs and what’s stopping more of them from following the trend?
Despite the derision US president Donald Trump attracts, there are pluses and minuses to his departure from the White House next January for local superannuation investors.
The year 2020 has been a turning point for sustainable investing on so many levels. COVID has brought to the forefront of investors’ minds considerations such as how companies treat their staff, as well as numerous other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Managed accounts are increasingly taking the place of managed funds in self-managed super fund (SMSF) portfolios because they give advisers the ability to act swiftly when markets move, as well as offering tax advantages and improved transparency.
Once again it has taken a major market correction to highlight the high (and sometimes extreme) levels of correlation between different asset classes.
Many trustees have never had to run a self-managed super fund through a recession. So to survive this period, experts recommend avoiding selling when markets are at their nadir, focusing on fundamentals and looking for opportunities to acquire well-priced quality businesses.
Self-managed super fund (SMSF) investors were left reeling after three of the big four banks slashed dividends across the board, with ANZ and Westpac suspending theirs altogether and NAB cutting its by 64%. CBA has said it won’t make a final decision on its dividend until August when it reports its full year results.
A core and satellite asset allocation strategy is one of the most popular ways to invest. But does it still make sense when markets are falling?
It’s tempting for SMSF investors to switch from passive investments to actively managed strategies when markets are volatile and falling. But it’s more important than ever to work out the right trade-off between performance and fees to help preserve precious capital.
There’s debate in the SMSF sector as industry stalwarts question figures published by ASIC that suggest it costs $13,900 a year to run a DIY fund.
MDA’s are increasingly popular – we look at what they can offer and what situations they can really work in.
Australia’s ipso facto laws have changed. This has relevance for self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees. In simple terms, the ipso facto provisions relate to what happens when one of the parties that are signatory to a contract goes into administration or similar.
Single touch payroll (STP) reporting is a streamlined way for employers to provide the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) with payroll information, that is, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation guarantee information.
A recent court case, known as the Narumon case, demonstrates how important it is for self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees to ensure their documentation is up-to-date, and that binding death benefit nominations are valid.