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SMSF information gap needs to be closed

An information gap has emerged in the self-managed superannuation fund sector and members may not have the information required to effectively manage their retirement savings, according to new research by the University of Technology. Research presented by Professor Ron Bird…

Q&A 3 October 2017

Q: I’ve saved $300,000 to invest. Feeling that I did not know what options were available to me, I sought advice from a financial planner on where to invest. The planner’s recommendation was that the savings be invested in a…

The New Criterion

Stargroup (STL) 2.1c The only pure-play ASX-listed ATM operator, Stargroup, sniffs an opportunity in the big banks’ decision to abolish foreign ATM fees at an estimated collective cost to their revenue of $120m a year. At face value, this magnanimous…

Kavanagh

October 1 was the International Day of Older Persons (also International Coffee Day, but that’s another story) and to mark the occasion Attorney-General George Brandis made some quite useful announcements aimed at addressing elder abuse. The Government will fund the…

The hidden trap in the new super rules: death benefits

One of the most significant impacts of the superannuation transfer balance cap rules is the effect on the payment of death benefits, and many retirees are being caught unaware. Since July 1, there has been a cap of $1.6 million…

BT Australian Share Fund upgraded to ‘gold’

Morningstar has upgraded BT’s Core Australian Share Fund to ‘gold’ and reaffirmed the ‘gold’ rating of BT’s Smaller Companies Fund. Comprehensive company research is the crucial factor in the success of the Core Australian Share Fund, Morningstar says. “The well-considered…

WorleyParsons back on the buy list

Fund manager DNR Capital has added construction contractor WorleyParsons to its Australian Equities High Conviction Fund portfolio, backing a recovery in the company’s share price after a long decline. In its latest investor report, DNR says: “Earnings appear to be…