What is an SMSF?

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Saving for retirement is vital for all people and in Australia it is mostly done via a superannuation fund. Superannuation funds operate under specific laws and with specific, concessional tax treatment to encourage long-term saving and investing.

Most people save by using large, pooled superannuation funds managed by some of the biggest fund managers in Australia but investors that wish to manage their own retirement savings can establish a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF).

Below you will find some links to information about SMSFs from the Australian Tax Office (ATO), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and a short video hosted by AMP Capital where you can learn about the basics of a SMSF:

Learn about the basics of an SMSF
ASIC / Money Smart