Superannuation

Win tickets to self-managed super fund event

National Seniors has 30 tickets to the Self-Managed Super Fund in Focus event to be held in Sydney on 30 October.

Hosted by the Self-Managed Super Fund Association, the event will be held between 9am and 4pm at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, UTS Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones St, Ultimo.

The event is designed for SMSF trustees to ensure they are up to date with their obligations.

It will help trustees to: 

Melbourne seminars help to boost financial know-how

Victorian members of National Seniors can boost their financial knowledge at seminars in Melbourne on Monday, 9 October.

National Seniors Financial Information Desk senior officer Basil La Brooy will be presenting information aimed at helping people understand their own situation and resources.

Topics include opportunities for those who will be fully self-funded in retirement, Government Income Support (GIS) and equity release products.

Tighter laws could give super fund members a greater say

Super fund members could quiz senior managers at annual meetings in the same way shareholders can pose questions to directors of public companies, under legislation introduced to parliament this week.

Financial Services Minister Kelly O’Dwyer said the requirement was one of several in a package of measures following a review by the Productivity Commission last year.

Super windfall about to be delivered

Australians in mainstream superannuation funds are set for a windfall, as SuperRatings has revealed that the average fund return for last financial year topped 10.4%.

As statements go out over the next few weeks, an estimated $140 billion will have been added to super accounts in investment earnings for the year, the eighth consecutive year that super funds have delivered positive returns to members. 

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