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SuperConcepts

SuperConcepts (a wholly owned business of AMP) is an Australian success story, with over 30 years of experience in the SMSF market. SuperConcepts is the refreshed brand name for the coming together of a range of leading SMSF brands.

Our passion for innovation has led us to disrupt the SMSF market with scalable and automated solutions, proudly offering the most comprehensive range of services in the market. At SuperConcepts, we deliver innovative and award-winning SMSF solutions to over 38,000 funds in the market.

Our portfolio of SMSF offerings and market-leading services are designed to empower our clients with the professional capabilities to deliver increased ROI. Our full service SMSF offering includes a flexible range of SMSF administration services, a software only service, and access to some of Australia’s best technical experts.

SuperConcepts represents a powerful commitment to excellence, innovation and reliability.

See www.superconcepts.com.au

 

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The top six checklist: is my SMSF on track and compliant?

With increasing scrutiny on SMSFs, it's worth checking yours is on track. Issues include establishing, investing, obligations, compliance, paying benefits and preparing for an eventual exit.

Super timing guide for contributions and reversionary pensions

Watch the exact timing of super contributions to create a tax deduction, especially this year, and anyone with a pension that reverts to another person on death has particular timing issues to address.

Compare the pair: Coalition v Labor super

Rarely do we go into an election with such contrasting policies from the major parties, and no more so than in superannuation. The nation's decision on 18 May will have a big impact on retirement savings.

Budget 2019: more news, views and videos

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Super wishlist: what the industry hoped for

Sections of the superannuation industry presented a wishlist to Government for the 2019 Budget. How many changes made it into Josh Frydenberg's document? None of the significant ones.

Sole purpose test needs level playing field

An inducement offer by a super fund is currently active, and it is creating confusion about what marketing is permissible, given that previously, regulators held such to be in violation of the sole purpose test.

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Top 10 most exotic SMSF investments

A SuperConcepts data analysis of 2,450 SMSF funds worth $3.2 billion has revealed why trustees typically make investments in assets that are deemed ‘exotic’

Behavioural factors in SMSF asset allocation

SMSFs primarily invest in three asset classes – cash, domestic shares and direct property. Commentators often suggest that home bias – a behavioural trait of investors who disproportionately prefer more familiar domestic assets – is responsible for the lack of international asset holdings in SMSFs.

  • 2 November 2017

4 common SMSF mistakes to avoid

Starting and running an SMSF can be a great way to build wealth for the future, but it also comes with some serious responsibilities.

  • 4 October 2017

SMSFs treading water

Despite small gains in balances, investment returns will be lower for longer and many SMSFs are further away from achieving their retirement goals than previously.

  • 21 September 2017

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey June 2017

Contributions triple ahead of super changes SMSF trustees looking to make higher non-concessional contributions before the rule changes on July 1 significantly increased contributions.

  • 17 August 2017

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey

In the March 2017 quarter, the average benefit payment increased significantly from $16,256 to $27,900. Overall contribution levels also continued to rise, a reversal of the historical trend where Q1 was always the lowest quarter each year.

  • 18 May 2017

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey Dec 2016

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey – December 2016 SuperConcepts undertakes a quarterly analysis of its SMSF client investments to identify emerging investment trends.

  • 23 February 2017

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey – Sept 2016

SuperConcepts undertakes a quarterly analysis of its SMSF client investments to get a closer insight into how SMSF trustees invest and to identify emerging investment trends. The survey covers around 2900 funds, a sample of the SMSFs SuperConcepts administers and the investments they held at the end of each quarter. Funds are administered on a daily basis which ensures data is based on actual investments and is completely up to date.

  • 11 November 2016

SMSF year-end checklist FY16

A checklist of 15 items to consider prior to 30 June 2016, covering contributions, tax deductions, timing, tax offsets, government subsidies, pensions, PAYG benefits, valuing assets, related party transactions and rule changes.

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey March 2016

This report on SMSF investing trends is more accurate than the ATO data because it looks at the actual asset classes rather than broad categories such as ‘managed funds’.

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