The SMSF Experts with Shelley Banton

The SMSF Experts with Shelley Banton

Join Shelley Banton, Head of Education at ASF Audits, as she and fellow guests analyse the topics and news stories around SMSF and turn these complex issues and legislation into everyday language.

Episodes

February 16, 2024 44 mins
Episode 11 of the SMSF Experts discusses the limited circumstances under which an SMSF is permitted to borrow. The episode explores the complexities in determining what constitutes a borrowing, particularly in the absence of a definition in the SIS legislation. Aaron Dunn, the CEO and co-founder of Smarter SMSF, joins the program to provide insights into the technical and practical aspects of borrowing in the SMSF sector.
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In this episode of The SMSF Experts, Shelley and Jemma Sanderson, Director of Cooper Partners Financial Services, shed light on the rules and challenges surrounding related party transactions in SMSFs. They discuss who is a related party, how to invest in related parties and partnerships, and the common compliance pitfalls to avoid. This is a must-listen episode for SMSF professionals who want to ensure they comply with the relate...
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In this episode, we delve into the ever-evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence and its profound influence on SMSFs. As AI continues to advance, it's crucial to grasp how SMSF management and its potential impact on performance are set to transform. Joining us in this episode is Jeevan Tokhi, the Head of Product at BGL Corporate Solutions, overseeing Simple Fund 360, Simple Invest 360, and SmartDocs 360, who will help us gain ...
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September 27, 2023 45 mins
Shelley invites National Partner, Superannuation & SMSF at Carbon Group Poonam Di Iorio onto the podcast to discuss the challenges of running a successful SMSF Administration firm.
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We know that family would never argue about a deceased member's super balance, but the sad reality is that case law is littered with those who have. Unfortunately, it can divide the family in half all because mum or dad's intentions weren't clearly articulated. On this episode of the SMSF Experts, we talk to the SMSF guru of estate planning, Scott Hay-Bartlem, to discuss how the quality of a fund's documentation can be the differe...
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Shelley teams up with Peter Burgess, the CEO of the SMSF Association, for an in-depth exploration of the recent developments in the SMSF industry. They delve into the latest releases from the ATO and decipher their practical implications.
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There are a lot of ways to maximise super contributions. In Episode 5 of The SMSF Experts, Shelley is joined by Tim Miller, the Technical and Education Manager at Smarter SMSF, to discuss strategies and super contributions rules to help avoid paying additional tax.
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Pension practicalities are an SMSF minefield. Whilst there are specific rules that apply to pensions, SIS remains silent on some areas meaning it can be open to interpretation. In today’s episode, Meg Heffron, Managing Director of Heffron SMSF Solutions, joins Shelley to make sense of it all.
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The SMSF industry has encountered a steep technology curve with no signs of slowing down. In this episode Shelley and Jo Hurley, GM of Growth at Class, discuss what we can look forward to, when it will happen and what sort of risks we take when the regulators can’t keep up with the commercial reality of technology.
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Shelley is joined by Mark Ellem, Head of Education at Accurium, to discuss the murky area of market valuations, share issues they see in practice, tell a few war stories and shed light on the key problems when valuing assets at market value in SMSFs.

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March 27, 2023 43 mins

Shelley and Superannuation and Financial Services Leader Tony Negline discuss what’s affecting the SMSF industry today. Where are we going? And will we be able to get enough into super to retire comfortably?

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