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Do I need a self managed superannuation fund?

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By Capital Partners Ambitious Retirees

Have you ever entertained the idea of a self-managed superannuation fund?

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are a popular choice for those looking to take control of their retirement savings. This interest comes in the wake of traditional retail superannuation funds, offered by large financial institutions, which provide a comprehensive administration platform while relieving individuals from the responsibilities of trusteeship and compliance. Though these funds were once considered costly and designed for a specific demographic, competitive pricing and flexibility have made them accessible to a broader audience.

Retail superannuation funds offer a wide array of investment options, from ASX-listed shares to wholesale managed funds, ensuring that investors have a vast field to choose from. While there are investment restrictions, these are mainly in place to encourage diversification and prevent excessive concentration in a single investment. For example, there may be a limit to the percentage of the fund’s value that can be invested in a single share, ensuring a more balanced investment approach.

If you’re eager to have direct control over your superannuation investments without the complexity of managing a fund’s trusteeship, opting for a private superannuation fund could be a suitable option. These funds allow investors to tailor their investment strategy to their personal needs and goals, offering flexibility, especially in planning how to draw down on these investments during retirement.

The investment strategy within a private superannuation fund is customised, considering your financial situation, goals, and retirement plans. This customisation is particularly valuable when starting to withdraw from your superannuation, as it allows for precise management of which assets to liquidate for cash flow.

If you’re interested in playing an active role in managing your superannuation but wish to avoid the intricacies of trusteeship, private superannuation funds represent a viable solution. They provide the benefits of a tailored investment approach, all while ensuring compliance and administrative duties are handled by professionals.

If you want to explore your options, our team of certified investment fiduciaries, are always happy to have a conversation and point you in the right direction.

The information provided on this site is of a general nature only and may not be relevant to your particular circumstances. The circumstances of each investor are different and you should seek advice from a financial planner who can consider if these strategies and products are right for you.

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