SMSF investment insights

Whether you have your strategy firmly in place, or are looking for new opportunities, explore our latest market and investment insights for self managed super funds (SMSF).

08 May 2018
Updates covering the Australian Federal Budget 2018 and how it will affect you and your investments.
17 Apr 2018
What does the Opposition party's proposed changes to excess imputation credits mean to SMSFs and investments?
17 Apr 2018
Bitcoin is a 'crypto-currency' but can you make money out of it and how do you invest in the technology behind it?
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20 Apr 2018
Sustainable and impact investing are creating a new focus on how companies make their money.
05 Apr 2018
Investments in exchange traded funds (ETFs) have grown strongly in the last year.
19 Feb 2018
What does changing fixed interest markets mean for investments
29 Jan 2018
See the historic returns for shares, property, cash and fixed interest from 1986 to 2017.
18 Jan 2018
Learn what an exchange traded fund (ETF) is and how to invest in one for your investment portfolio.
29 Jan 2018
The annual returns for different asset class investments from 1998 to 2017.
14 Dec 2017
Australian investors need international investments for diversification but how can you manage currency fluctuations in your investments?
15 Feb 2018
What does the rapidly changing Chinese business landscape mean for investors?
05 Feb 2018
Investors can still find opportunities in the Australian retail sector.
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The information on this website has been prepared by BT Portfolio Services Ltd ABN 73 095 055 208 AFSL 233715 (BTPS) and is current as at May 2018. The information provided is general in nature and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs and so you should consider its appropriateness having regard to these factors before acting on it. 

BT Portfolio Services Ltd ABN 73 095 055 208 AFSL 233715 (BTPS) operates Panorama Investments. Westpac Financial Services Ltd ABN 20 000 241 127 AFSL 233716 (WFSL) is the responsible entity and issuer of interests in BT Managed Portfolios. Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714 (Westpac) is the issuer of the BT Cash Management Account (BT CMA). Together, these products are referred to as the Panorama products. 

A Product Disclosure Statement or other disclosure document (PDS) for the Panorama products can be obtained by contacting BT on 1300 554 267 or by visiting www.bt.com.au/smsf. You should obtain and consider the relevant PDS before deciding whether to acquire, continue to hold or dispose of interests in the Panorama products. In addition, BTPS is the provider of the Panorama SMSF Establishment Service and the Panorama SMSF Administration Service. The Guide and Terms and Conditions for these services are available on www.bt.com.au/smsf or by calling 1300 554 267. 

BTPS and WFSL are subsidiaries of Westpac. Apart from any interest investors may have in Westpac term deposits, Westpac securities or the BT CMA acquired through the Panorama products, an investment in, or acquired using, the Panorama products is not an investment in, deposit with or any other liability of Westpac or any other company in the Westpac Group. These investments are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in repayment of withdrawal proceeds and loss of income and principal invested. Westpac and its related entities do not stand behind or otherwise guarantee the capital value or investment performance of any investments in, or acquired through, the Panorama products.

Credit criteria, terms and conditions, fees apply for SMSF Investment Property Loans. Credit is provided by Westpac.

Federal budget update

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