Month: May 2018

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A higher standard

30 May 2018  Written by Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs at Vanguard/Board Director of the SMSF Association The superannuation system exists for a sole purpose – to provide Australians income in retirement. The release this week of the Productivity Commission’s report on the efficiency and competitiveness of the super system provides a comprehensive analysis…

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Why a new financial year is often a super crunch time

23 May 2018 Written by Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs at Vanguard/Board Director of the SMSF Association The approach of a new financial year is often a super crunch time. It’s a time when many investors decide whether to stay with their large super fund, switch to another big fund or setup a self-managed…

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Super money in, super money out

16 May 2018 Written by Robin Bowerman, Head of Corporate Affairs at Vanguard/Board Director of the SMSF Association Checking your super fund’s cash flow of contributions in and pension payments out is a particularly critical part of end-of-financial-year planning for 2017-18. Don’t leave it until the last minute. Super money in Well before June 30,…

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Invest in yourself as an investor

02 May 2018  Written by Robin Bowerman, Head of Market Strategy and Communications at Vanguard/Board Director of the SMSF Association After two weeks of surprising and concerning revelations about the inner workings of some of the larger financial planning businesses in the country, it was refreshing to attend the SMSF trustee expo in Melbourne last…