For some investors, hands-on control of their superannuation through a self-managed super fund (SMSF) is a rewarding and financially fulfilling alternative to work towards their retirement needs.
However with added control comes added responsibility and workload.
SMSFs are set up under strict rules regulated by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and may only be suitable for people with an understanding of super and financial and legal matters.
This webcast gives a big picture view of why people set up self managed super funds as a vehicle to invest in property.
Please remember that since the recording there have been some restrictions to the amounts people can put into super ($35,000 pre tax is now $25,000 and $180,000 post tax is now $100,000, with a lifetime cap of $600,000).
Those changes affect the smallest group of people and don't detract from the relevance of the presentation's content.