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Get your SMSF ready for the financial year ending 30 June 2019 and start planning for the financial year ahead.

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As the Trustee or Director of the corporate trustee of your SMSF it is essential that you understand the stringent rules that apply. Here we look at some of the key rules.
How did the US China trade dispute start, what happens next and what are the implications for Australia.
Report from Pendal Group: The average SMSF investor is highly concentrated in domestic investments which may be providing a level of unintended risk.
There are a range of investment types SMSF trustees can use to incorporate international markets into an SMSF portfolio.
During September the ongoing US-China trade tensions look to be the primary reason for the Federal Reserve’s ‘hawkish’ rate cut of 25 basis points.
An ETF is an investment fund that holds a basket of securities - such as shares or bonds - that tracks a specified index and is traded on a stock exchange.

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If you aren’t already working with an accountant, BT can help with your SMSF audit, tax and compliance responsibilities.

A bank account to manage your SMSF’s cash and invest in term deposits, all from the one place.

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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.

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