Self-managed superannuation funds make up 30% of the $2.3 trillion total superannuation pool and there are more than 1.1 million SMSF members, according to the Australian Taxation Office. From gearing to renting out vintage wedding cars, SMSFs offer investors the ability to deploy a wide variety of investment strategies and the structure provides various tax and other benefits. However, investors need to understand the complexities and obligations involved in running an SMSF.
In this episode of Your Wealth, Gemma Dale talks to Peter Hogan, Head of Technical at the SMSF Association, about:
- Investment strategies available to SMSFs,
- The proposed change to the maximum number of SMSF trustees and members,
- What to be cautious of when borrowing inside an SMSF,
- In specie transfers and contributions, and
- How SMSFs can be used to introduce kids to investing.