There is too much marketing hype from professional fund managers.
There were few changes in the Federal Budget for super, although the extension of the reduced minimum drawdown has been welcomed.
The government is changing age and other requirements relating to different types of super contribution.
Research by the SMSF Association suggests that the minimum threshold required for an SMSF to be competitive is lower than thought.
Self managed super funds are gaining in popularity, including with younger people.
The $820 billion SMSF sector does not get a look in in a major world ranking. Its importance should be better understood.
A distinctly defensive mood is evident in the financial adviser community.
Financial advice turns out to be costly both for the customer and the provider. There are changes brewing but how should clients approach it?
Super fees are generating about $30 billion a year, making it one of the most profitable businesses in the country.
Financial advisers are exiting the market. Are they really value for money?
There may be scientific debate about climate change, but the big companies are falling over themselves to look as green as they can because that is what the institutional investors require.
The FSI has been released and it is recommending no borrowing in SMSFs. It is also recommending changes that would affect the major banks and the residential property market.