Masterclass SMSF – What can SMSF invest in?

Masterclass SMSF – What can SMSF invest in?

SMSF – What can SMSF invest in?

For the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Trustee, there are certain rules that must be followed to ensure the SMSF super fund stays compliant regarding what you can invest in. Here they are and the Regulations or rule from the SIS Act (Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993) that it comes from.

Key Investment Rules

  • Ensure Fund-Ownership of assets is secure (preference in   trustee name (individual(s) or corporate name) – S52(2)(d)
  • Invest following the written Investment Strategy – Reg 4.09
  • Cannot lend money or financially help others or members – S65
  • Cannot buy assets from members or related members or entities (except shares and securities at market value, business real property) – S66 & S69-71E
  • Must be no charge over any assets in the fund (recourse) S67A-67B & Reg 13.12–13.13
  • Meet Sole Purpose Test – Decisions that will provide for retirement – S62.

Investment Choices

SFs can invest in various asset classes including:

  • Shares, Options, CFD’s ,Covered Call Options
  • Property – Residential and Commercial
  • Managed Funds
  • Term Deposits and Cash
  • Government Bonds
  • Exotic Assets (with a proviso***) such as:
  • Art and Collectables
  • Cars, Wine
  • Antiques, Jewellery

***The Main Issue is you cannot USE/Enjoy them YET – this would break the Sole Purpose Test and is a breach of the SIS Act – S62 & Reg 13.14.

Interested to know what self-managed super (SMSF) is all about, and if it is for you?

See the slides SMSF Roadmap Overview.

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Self-Managed Superannuation Service Providers in Australia. SuperBenefit provides a wholistic SMSF assistance, education and administration service continuum - 1. “assistance” is help of whatsoever nature where our overall SMSF experience and knowledge enables us to provide assistance/help without any legal (or “license”) limitations. 2. “education” involves providing knowledge through teaching, coaching and mentoring about all matters SMSF, including (but not limited to) investment issues such as equities and property, 3. “administration” encompasses all admin aspects of legally required SMSF trustee and member record keeping including (but not limited to) audit and ATO matters. In keeping with our key point that SuperBenefit does not provide Financial Advice, where issues arise from 1, 2, and/or 3 above Indicate a need for a legally authorized provider (such as a Financial Adviser) and the client does not have their own service provider, the client can utilize SuperBenefit’s ‘Connect Assist’ … SuperBenefit, in itself, does not provide Financial Advice, but it does provide the wherewithal for great SMSF service. WE do not provide Financial Advice or any other service that requires a legally authorized provider. However, where such advice or service is required we have our ‘Connect Assist’, a SuperBenefit resource we use to connect clients to a Licensed Advisor or other legally authorised service provider. Call us 0407 361 596, no obligation FREE Connection call to see how we can help you!
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