We are pleased to release the investment reports for the fourth quarter of 2023. These reports provide a comprehensive overview of financial markets activity and the performance of each portfolio model from inception through to the latest quarter ending 31 December 2023.Key highlights of the Q4 2023 Investment Reports include:Performance Overview: A detailed analysis of each portfolio’s performance, highlighting any significant achievements or areas for consideration.Asset Allocation: A breakdown of investments across various asset classes,

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Today, we would like to provide you with insights into a critical aspect of our commitment to delivering top-notch financial advice – the registration process for our relevant providers within the Australian financial services landscape. Understanding Your Financial Adviser: A 'relevant provider' is an individual directly involved in offering financial advice to you, our esteemed clients. This includes financial services licensees, authorised representatives, and employees or directors of financial services licensees authorised to provide personal advice

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In our exploration of estate planning this month, we've delved into a topic that often doesn't get the attention it deserves: simultaneous deaths. While such events are rare, it's essential to understand the potential implications, especially when it comes to beneficiary nominations, both within and outside of superannuation. When two or more individuals pass away simultaneously, the order of their deaths becomes critical in determining the distribution of assets, particularly for jointly held property and

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Incorporating your superannuation entitlements into your estate plan is crucial, particularly when they are not part of your estate. Superannuation can lead to substantial distributions to beneficiaries, emphasizing the importance of aligning payments with your wishes. A non-binding nomination guides your superannuation fund on distributing funds after your death, but the trustee ultimately decides the recipients, possibly deviating from your intended beneficiaries. On the other hand, a binding death benefit nomination (Binding Nomination) allows you

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Are you contemplating a mortgage refinance?  You likely understand that refinancing can be a powerful tool for optimising your financial situation. But when is the right time to make that move? Refinancing can provide various benefits, such as lower interest rates, reduced monthly payments, and even the ability to tap into your home's equity for other financial goals. Here are a few key factors to consider when determining the right moment for a mortgage refinance:

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Why Consider Property Investment with Your SMSF? Diversifying your SMSF investments beyond traditional assets like stocks and bonds can be a wise decision. Property investment offers several advantages, such as potential rental income and capital appreciation. Here's a brief overview of the benefits: Tax Efficiency: Rental income and capital gains from property held within an SMSF can be taxed lower, potentially boosting your returns. Portfolio Diversification: Adding a property to your SMSF can help spread

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Property depreciation is the wear and tear of property and assets over time. Tax legislation, administered by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) permits owners of income-producing properties to claim approved depreciation as a deduction offset against the income. This allows investors to claim the decline in value of the component parts which make up the investment property, over time. This includes the building structure and plant and equipment assets (See list below). To claim depreciation,

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The recent boost in funding for the tax office is set to bring about increased review activity, more ATO guidance, and expanded education campaigns. Understanding how the ATO plans to enhance tax revenue in the future is vital for your business's readiness. Here are our insights on the strategies the ATO might employ: Stricter Enforcement of Existing Laws: Expect further crackdowns based on existing legislation, such as ATO guidance on Division 7A and unpaid present

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In the complex world of estate management and probate, you might have encountered the term "Letters of Administration." Although it may sound daunting, this legal phrase plays a crucial role when someone passes away without a valid will or when the appointed executor is unable or unwilling to fulfil their responsibilities. So, what exactly is a Letter of Administration, and why does it matter? This article aims to demystify this concept and shed light on

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Take greater control of your retirement savings through a self-managed super fund (SMSF). An SMSF empowers you to oversee how your super is invested. This approach has gained popularity as a retirement savings method. Before transitioning to an SMSF, it's crucial to understand the administrative and compliance requirements associated with it. The information below provides insights into managing your SMSF effectively. What is an SMSF? An SMSF is a trust that manages funds or assets

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