SMSFA conference workshops expected to fill up quickly

The SMSF Association expects the workshops being held as part of its 2020 National Conference to fill up quickly. The two-and-a-half day 2020 SMSF Association National Conference is being held on the Gold Coast from 19-21 February. The Association said the workshops had proved “very popular” with conference delegates in the past. The SMSF Association… Continue reading SMSFA conference workshops expected to fill up quickly

2020 SMSFA national conference to open with ‘crystal ball’ into superannuation in 2030

The 2020 SMSF Association National Conference will open with a ‘crystal ball’ discussion of what the superannuation landscape will be like in 2030. First up on the three-day conference schedule is a thought leadership breakfast, with Jeremy Cooper, Chairman of Retirement Income at Challenger, and who headed the Super System review; Michael Blomfield, CEO of… Continue reading 2020 SMSFA national conference to open with ‘crystal ball’ into superannuation in 2030

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 Figot examining the technical aspects… Continue reading 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 Royal Commission is due to… Continue reading 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 advice, technical standards, continuing education… Continue reading 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 to the sphere of SMSFs,”… Continue reading 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 SMSF business model built around… Continue reading SMSFs may have to start reporting more frequently, says ATO

SMSF Association National Conference sees record turnout

The 2017 SMSF Association National Conference, held last week in Melbourne, received a record turnout of almost 1700 delegates, with 48 sessions presented by over 60 speakers. SMSF Association CEO Andrea Slattery said the organisation always appreciated the importance of superannuation changes to delegates and the conference program was planned with this in mind. “The… Continue reading SMSF Association National Conference sees record turnout

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 control their own destiny”. “And,… Continue reading Government has “every intention” of passing super choice reforms

Investment advice critical in volatile times, SMSF advisors told

Market volatility means investors will really be relying on their advisors, who must take extra care and diligence, Global CEO of Vanguard Investments Bill McNabb told attendees of the 2017 SMSF Association National Conference. “The rise in populism and the impact of 10 to 20 years of globalisation and technical revolution are changing the landscape and… Continue reading Investment advice critical in volatile times, SMSF advisors told