Sort By
  • Newest

  • Newest

  • Oldest

  • Author Name

  • Author Name

  • David Chaplin

  • Drew Meredith

  • Giselle Roux

  • Greg Bright

  • Ishan Dan

  • James Dunn

  • Lachlan Maddock

  • Owen Raszkiewicz

Superannuation returns hit by volatility 

A bounce in share markets in March supported superannuation fund performance in the first quarter of 2022. However, with inflation concerns mounting, global share markets remain volatile, including the hard US share market, which is likely to dent superannuation returns for the current financial year.  Superannuation research house SuperRatings found the median balanced option rose…

Nicki Bourlioufas | 29th Apr 2022 | More
Minimum pension reduction offers opportunity for growth

Among the Federal Budget proposals that received the least fanfare was the extension of the ‘temporary’ relief on the minimum drawdowns for account-based pensions. Whilst the media attention on the legislative change immediately highlights the fact that it benefits the wealthy more than the rest, it affords an entire generation of Australians greater flexibility. Few…

Drew Meredith | 6th Apr 2022 | More
  • Forced withdrawals, higher tax rates proposed in super shakeup

    Global consulting firm Mercer has joined a growing chorus of experts suggesting the Australian superannuation system should be means-tested retrospectively. In a recent white paper, Mercer echoed the views of the Australian Institution of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), which suggests that those with superannuation balances over $5 million are causing an “inequitable” and “unsustainable” system. In…

    Drew Meredith | 1st Apr 2022 | More
    Balanced super fund returns hit 10 per cent

    Australian super funds continued their incredible run of positive investment returns, with the median growth industry fund recording a double digit return once again. This markets the tenth straight year of positive results from the sector, and superannuation in general, that is central to funding the retirement of all Australians. Given the predictions of doom…

    Drew Meredith | 2nd Feb 2022 | More
  • SMSFs, are you ready for the Director Identification regime?

    The beginning of November welcomed a new identification regime from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). With most of us accustomed to the QR code and check-in apps that have come with the pandemic, the Director Identification Number (DIN) is likely just another hoop to jump through. Launched by the ATO on the 1st of November,…

    Drew Meredith | 3rd Dec 2021 | More