SMSF Association Media Release
18 April 2018
SMSF trustees are seizing the opportunity to hear from industry and investment specialists at the inaugural three-day SMSF Expo being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 27-29.
The event, which will be addressed by the Federal Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, will cover a range of issues of topical interest to trustees, from the need for asset diversification to property investment to the benefits of robo advice.
SMSF Association CEO John Maroney says the Association, in partnership with Exhibitions & Events Australia (EEA), has pulled together an exciting program that will appeal to trustees, irrespective of whether they are in the accumulation, transition to retirement or retirement phase of their SMSF journey or just thinking about starting that journey.
“The focus is on investment issues because that’s where we believe the interest lies; trustees are having to make decisions in volatile markets, as well as a low interest rate environment, and are looking for quality information and advice on how best to navigate these challenging times.
“While historically many SMSF trustees have limited their investments to fully franked blue-chip shares, cash and term deposits, and property, there is now a growing interest in a wider range of asset classes where there is often a need to get specialist advice, and this forum will assist in giving guidance to that process.”
The Expo is expected to attract 3000 SMSF trustees and other visitors over the three days. Maroney says this would be an excellent outcome for an inaugural event, demonstrating a genuine thirst for information by SMSF trustees.