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28 APR 2017
With more than a quarter of SMSF investments being held in cash, it’s worth thinking about tailoring the right cash strategy for your fund.

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03 APR 2017
See the CommBank SMSF Report and check what type of investor you might be.

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15 MAR 2017
Here are six things you can do now to make sure you're ready for the changes in superannuation rules.

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01 MAR 2017 
Increasing demand is coming from foreign companies for an entry into Asia's second-largest capital pool.

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21 DEC 2016 
Ask yourself these questions to figure out if you should hold personal insurance inside or outside of your superannuation.

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20 DEC 2016 
Are you wondering what to expect in 2017 after 12 months of surprising events? 

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07 DEC 2016 
Find out when you can start drawing down your superannuation. 

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01 DEC 2016 
Proposed changes have become law and will take effect 1 July 2017. 

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24 NOV 2016 
Having an SMSF doesn't mean you have to do everything yourself and adding a managed fund is an option.

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08 NOV 2016 
Options can provide flexibility to manage markets that are rising, falling or moving sideways.

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26 OCT 2016
Assets test changes come into force from 1 January 2017 and could make a difference to anyone who qualifies for the age pension.

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19 OCT 2016
Bond proxies are shares that are likely to provide predictable returns, but what are the risks you should know? 

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04 OCT 2016 
Miners were some of the top gainers in third quarter calendar 2016, while telcos headed lower.

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23 SEP 2016
In a low rate environment, corporate bonds traded on the ASX can be a consideration for SMSFs.

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02 SEP 2016
New research is showing gender and age are driving investment diversification in retirement savings.

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19 AUG 2016
Find out how fixed income might provide diversification and help mitigate some of the risks than can come from share market volatility.

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11 AUG 2016
Exchange traded funds can give your SMSF diversity across asset classes, local and global markets, sectors and strategies.

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14 JULY 2016
If you have been relying on your accountant to provide advice for your SMSF, you need to consider these changes and how they might affect the administration of your fund in the future.

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03 JULY 2016
With the election result still undecided, investors might be wondering about potential consequences for superannuation.

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06 JUNE 2016
Concentration of portfolios in Australia’s largest listed companies has seen many SMSFs take a hit over the past 12 months, with experts urging trustees to take a fresh look at holdings.

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MAY 2016
Analysis of this year’s budget. What it means to you and how it could impact your investments.

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FEB 2016
CommBank, in partnership with the SMSF Association, has undertaken research to better understand the dynamics of the SMSF market, with a specific focus on gender and generational differences.

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30 MAY 2016
Investing internationally can offer a number of benefits including the chance to gain exposure to different drivers of growth and spread risk across markets.

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SMSF education

SMSFs: the basics

More than one million Australians are members of an SMSF*, opting for more control over how their retirement savings are invested. But SMSFs come with risks you need to be aware of and require time, responsibility and knowledge.

SMSF Investing

SMSFs provide greater degree of control over how your retirement savings are invested. It’s important that you are well informed on the options available to you, and how best to optimise your investment portfolio to meet your needs.

SMSFs and retirement

Whatever stage you’re at in life, we’ve got the information you need to feel more confident about your financial future, from the basics of super to investment strategies for retirement.

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Portfolio - Get a single view of shares, cash and property to build your investment strategy.

Products - Access a range of products to help you manage and invest your retirement savings.

Services - Learn how to set up and run your SMSF, get industry news and financial advice.

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Things you should know

*Self-managed super fund statistical report – March, 2015, Australian Taxation Office.

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The information contained may include general advice but does not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any particular individual or trustee of a self-managed super fund. You should assess with the help of legal, financial and taxation advice, whether the information is appropriate in light of your own circumstances before acting on it.