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Single-asset SMSFs on notice

SMSF asset allocation shifts to international funds

The investment portfolios of self-managed super funds have shifted slightly away from listed shares and…

SMSFs can’t be used as a backstop for disaster recovery

A couple has lost an appeal against disqualification from running their SMSF, which called on…

Kavanagh

There were more than 30,000 personal insolvencies in Australia in the 2016/17 financial year – an increase of around 2 per cent over the previous year. Importantly, there was strong growth in the number of debt agreements (up 12 per…

Taking another look at the BetaShares dividend harvester strategy

The BetaShares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund has been a popular fund among SMSF and retiree investors, however investors have recently noticed that returns have lagged the market. Over the past year, the fund’s distribution yield was 11.8 per cent. And…

Bracket creep is hitting the hip pocket

Taxpayers can look forward to their tax rate increasing by an average of 2.3 percentage points over the next four years, according to estimates prepared by the Parliamentary Budget Office The PBO looked at expected changes in average personal income…

Forager cashes up

High-performance equity fund manager Forager Funds has sold out of a number of its Australian stock positions and is in the process of selling more. The fund has increased its cash position to 37 per cent over the past few…

Low fees the key to a ‘fit cat’ fund

Digital investment adviser Stockspot reckons that most of the difference in managed fund performance can be put down to fees. Stockspot has issued its latest Fit Cat Funds Report, a rating of after-fee funds performance over one, three and five-year…

Latest hybrid offer to pay close to 4 per cent

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has launched an offer of hybrid securities, seeking $300 million of funds with the option to raise more. Converting Preference Shares 4 (CPS4) are fully paid, non-cumulative, converting preference shares and will qualify as additional tier…

ANZ asset sales bode well for long-term performance

The impact on ANZ’s future earnings of the sale of part of its wealth management business will be “broadly neutral to slightly dilutive”, according to Macquarie Securities, which has maintained an ‘outperform’ recommendation on ANZ stock. Macquarie says it see…