A self managed super fund can give you greater control over your large investment asset.
SMSFs typically open up a wider range of investment options.
Adding to your SMSF with property can be an effective way to grow your super.
With widespread media coverage and attention on the potential shortfall of many Australian’s retirement savings, self-managed super funds are growing in popularity. According to the ATO there are now over 500,000 SMSFs in existence and over 1 million trustees.
The reality is, how you manage your superannuation and retirement savings today will have a significant impact on the choices you will create for yourself in retirement. This is why SMSFs are rapidly becoming a favourite for Australians who want greater control of their retirement plan.
So why are so many Australians choosing SMSFs and why should you consider setting up a SMSF? Here are a few of the benefits MRD clients have experienced utilising a more hands on approach to managing their superannuation:
For many Australians, superannuation is their largest investment asset behind their family home, so naturally they want to have more control and direct influence over its investment decisions. With a SMSF, you can decide how and where you would like to invest your retirement savings. With growing technology in the SMSF space, in many cases you can view your retirement savings in real time and control payments going out and investment income coming in.
SMSFs typically open up a wider range of investment options than traditional retail or industry super funds. With a SMSF, you can invest in direct Australian and international shares, cash accounts or term deposits, direct residential or commercial property, unlisted assets and more.