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Getting SMSF commercial property investments right

Self-managed super fund trustees are turning to the commercial property market as they look for high-yield assets. It is an area the ATO tends to watch closely and trustees need to pay attention to the way they structure property investments.…

Q&A 4 September 2017

Q: Is superannuation safe from bankruptcy, and do the bankruptcy rules also apply to superannuation death benefits? A: If you are declared bankrupt your assets “vest” with the bankruptcy trustee to be paid to creditors. However, a bankrupt’s superannuation savings…

The New Criterion

Virtus Health (VRT) $5.72 Monash IVF (MVF) $1.54 A pregnant pause, or the advent of a more permanent decline? The country’s biggest providers of assisted reproductive services – ARS to friends – are contending with a downturn in the baby-making…

Kavanagh

Lender DirectMoney, released its 2016/17 financial report last week, with mixed messages for investors interested in opportunities in the marketplace lending market. Marketplace lenders have a number of different business models. In DirectMoney’s case, small investors who want to fund…

CoreLogic revises its data, market still slowing

Leading property market researcher CoreLogic has revised the methodology it uses to compile its Australian residential market indexes, promising a more comprehensive view of market activity and less volatility in its monthly data. CoreLogic uses a statistical technique called hedonics,…

The sting in Magellan’s Global Trust offer

Investment manager Magellan Financial Group released the product disclosure statement for the much-hyped Magellan Global Trust last week, offering a number of innovative features designed to appeal to investors. But one feature that might not win favour is a decision…

Charter Hall ups the yield ante

Charter Hall Direct Property has re-launched an unlisted office property fund, pitched at retail investors and SMSF trustees looking for income. The Charter Hall Direct PFA Fund has forecast distribution yield of 7.25 per cent a year, paid monthly, for…