Why SMSFs outperform large super funds

by Andrea Slattery   16 Sept 2015 Australian Financial Review Suddenly, it seems, cash is king again. The Future Fund has shifted another $5 billion into cash since March, taking its cash holdings to more than 20 per cent of its $117.2 billion portfolio. The fund had just declared a healthy 15.4 per cent return for…

Peter Costello says taxing super too hard for little return

Peter Costello: “an enormous impost for very little return.” Stefan Postles Future Fund chairman and former federal treasurer Peter Costello warned that taxing superannuation payouts will be more complicated than critics of his reforms during the Howard government admit. by Ben Potter  3 Sept 2015  AFR Peter Costello  says dumping the tax exemption for superannuation…

Give first home buyers access to super – CEDA

1 Sept 2015  Laura Millen  Financial Standard First home buyers should have access to their superannuation funds to purchase owner-occupied housing, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) has said. CEDA chief executive Professor Stephen Martin said that the measure would help alleviate poverty in retirement. Speaking ahead of the release of a new…