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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…

CBA updates home loan serviceability tests

Australia’s biggest home lender has made some significant adjustments to its mortgage assessment criteria, reducing its rate floor and demanding more detailed spending data. Commonwealth Bank has decreased its floor rate to 5.75 per cent from 7.25 per cent. It…

Montgomery fund downgraded

Morningstar has downgraded Montgomery Investment Management’s The Montgomery Fund to negative, with a recommendation that “Australian equity investors can find better alternatives.” The Montgomery Fund strategy is to buy high quality companies with strong growth prospects at cheap valuations. The…

SMSF asset allocation shifts to international funds

The investment portfolios of self-managed super funds have shifted slightly away from listed shares and cash over the past year and taken on more managed investments. The latest Class SMSF Benchmark Report, covering the June quarter, shows that the listed…

The work test exemption for new retirees

Q: I am 67 and planning to retire at the end of the year. In understand there is a new rule that allows me to continue contributing to super for a while after I retire, even if I am not…

The New Criterion

Hampered to date by a lack of medico awareness, perception issues and a dearth of approved treatments, the local medicinal cannabis sector is showing the first buds of meaningful growth. According to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the country’s medical gatekeeper,…

Kavanagh

Most of the post-Hayne discussion about financial services has been about how regulators can be better resourced and managed to make banks, insurers and wealth management companies behave better. It is as if consumers are passive, helpless bit players in…

The bigger the ETF the better

Investors considering different exchange traded fund options will usually have a better outcome selecting a bigger ETF over a small one, according to new research. Morningstar has analysed the trading history of listed funds and found that big ETFs have…