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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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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In most cases when someone passes away their super is paid to their dependents. However, there are instances where it is paid to the deceased’s estate. If a person’s super is paid after death, it’s called a death benefit, this benefit is comprised of their super account balance and if there was any death insurance cover. It is important to carefully consider who will receive any benefit as even if someone doesn’t have a lot

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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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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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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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