How do SMSFs differ from industry or retail super funds?

Over a million Australians currently have their own SMSF, which give direct control over investment selections. This number is growing as more people understand the benefits and risks of different types of funds.

 

  • Retail Funds
    Average Size: $1 - $200, 000
    Over the past 4 years the Retail Sector grew by 11%
    One member per fund account
    Investment choice is limited to fund approved investments

  • Industry Funds
    Average size: $1 - $150, 000
    Over the past 4 years Industry Super grew by 27%
    One member per fund account
    Investment choice is limited to fund approved investments

  • Self Managed Super Fund
    Average size: $200, 000 - $1, 000, 000
    Over the past 4 years the SMSF sector grew by 42%
    Up to 4 members can share a fund
    Direct control and choice of investment selections

Statistics based on ATO research figures 2012

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