SMSF Association National Conference

Specialist-only sessions a highlight of 2020 SMSFA National Conference

Specialist-only sessions will be a major highlight of the SMSF Association National Conference in 2020. These sessions will be returning to the 2020 conference, after they were “hugely popular” at the 2018 and 2019 conferences, said SMSF Association CEO John Maroney. The sessions will include DBA Lawyers’ Special Counsel Bryce… Read More »Specialist-only sessions a highlight of 2020 SMSFA National Conference

SMSFA National Conference ideally timed for Royal Commission final report

The upcoming SMSF Association National Conference will put the final report of the Financial Services Royal Commission under the microscope. SMSF Association CEO John Maroney said the timing of the national conference was “ideal” to examine the impact of the Royal Commission on financial advisers. The final report of the… Read More »SMSFA National Conference ideally timed for Royal Commission final report

Theme of 2019 SMSF Association National Conference is ‘strength’

The theme of the 2019 SMSF Association National Conference is ‘strength’. SMSF Association CEO John Maroney said the theme was highly appropriate given the financial services Royal Commission and superannuation reforms. “At this critical time for our superannuation sector, we need to ‘strengthen’ our commitment to clients, to reliable, appropriate… Read More »Theme of 2019 SMSF Association National Conference is ‘strength’

Adam Spencer & Yossi Ghinsberg keynote speakers at SMSFA National Conference 2018

The SMSF Association has announced Adam Spencer and Yossi Ghinsberg as the keynote speakers at the SMSFA National Conference 2018. Adam Spencer will encourage attendees to look beyond what they know about the world of mathematics and explore further possibilities. “With his quirky comedic style, Adam will bring a light-hearted approach… Read More »Adam Spencer & Yossi Ghinsberg keynote speakers at SMSFA National Conference 2018

SMSFs may have to start reporting more frequently, says ATO

SMSFs may have to start reporting more frequently, including ‘event based reporting’, says the ATO. James O’Halloran, ATO Deputy Commissioner for superannuation, told the SMSF Association National Conference that the changes legislated in 2016 creates a need for “clearer and timelier understanding of assets and values” in SMSFs. “The current… Read More »SMSFs may have to start reporting more frequently, says ATO

Government has “every intention” of passing super choice reforms

The Government has every intention of passing reforms to choice of superannuation fund, Minister O’Dwyer has told the SMSF Association National Conference. Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, told the conference she couldn’t agree more the the belief of the Association that “every Australian has the right to… Read More »Government has “every intention” of passing super choice reforms

SMSF advisors called to take control of their profession and build trust

SMSF Association CEO Andrea Slattery has challenged SMSF advisors to take control of their profession and build trust, in an address to the 2017 SMSF Association National Conference. “The premise of superannuation relies on trust in the system and trust in the government to protect Australia’s primary savings vehicle. Stability… Read More »SMSF advisors called to take control of their profession and build trust