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About SMSF Adviser

SMSF Adviser is the authoritative source of news, opinions and market intelligence for Australia’s SMSF sector.

The SMSF sector now represents more than one million members and approximately one third of Australia's superannuation savings.

Over the past five years the number of SMSF members has increased by close to 30 per cent, highlighting the opportunity for engaged, informed and driven professionals to build successful SMSF advice business.

SMSF Adviser has been created to enhance the capabilities of SMSF professionals – equipping them with the tools, techniques, knowledge and strategies to better service their SMSF clients while helping them realise the business benefits of specialising in SMSFs.

SMSF Adviser keeps specialists up-to-date with compliance, regulatory and legal developments while arming them with the knowledge and insight needed to boost their client servicing capabilities and to build better SMSF advice businesses.

These specialists include financial planners, accountants, auditors, lawyers, product manufacturers and distribution businesses, as well as academics, regulators, industry thought leaders and related business professionals.

SMSF Adviser focuses on delivering the information these specialists require to thrive in today’s market, ensuring that sector specialists are equipped with the information they need to service Australians creating wealth via their SMSF.

Driven by a talented team of financial services journalists, each print issue of SMSF Adviser includes:

  • Latest news, insights and opinions
  • Updates focusing on the latest compliance, regulatory, auditing and legal issues
  • Cutting edge features offering specialists' advice on technical strategies and investment management
  • Best practice and practice management profiles from leading SMSF advice professionals
  • Reports, rankings and other market intelligence to benchmark the growth of the SMSF sector
  • Features focused on innovation in the SMSF sector 

EVENTS

SMSF TECHNICAL STRATEGY MASTERCLASS

A must-attend event, the SMSF Adviser Technical Strategy Masterclass is your exclusive opportunity to meet, learn from and recognise the best of SMSF. Industry experts will deliver up-to-the-minute information on regulatory and legislative changes, and their impacts on SMSFs, as well as clear direction to enhance your specialist client strategy, practical advice to strengthen your value proposition and insight to maximise your clients’ portfolios.

WOMEN IN FINANCE AWARDS

These prestigious awards identify the leading women across financial services, from business leaders, mentors and skilled investment managers to client-centric accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers.

WEBCASTS

With its own in-house studio, SMSF Adviser uses live-streaming technology to produce and distribute webcasts to audiences around Australia. These enable partners to expand their audience reach through informative, engaging and interactive content. Audiences can watch live on any device and interact through a live chat.

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MEET OUR TEAM

Content

Phillip Tarrant

Phillip Tarrant

Executive Editor – Real Estate and Consumer Wealth,
Momentum Media

Phillip is a media executive with over 20 years’ experience, in a career that spans finance, real estate, business and economics. He has a passion for property and leads the content strategy for the market and business intelligence platforms at Momentum Media (www.momentumemdia.com.au) aimed at the real estate and consumer wealth sectors. This includes REB (realestatebusines.com.au), RPM (residentialpropertymanager.com.au) and Smart Property Investment (www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au) – the authoritative voice for Australia’s property investment community. As head of the Property Investment Podcast Network, he also steers the largest network of property podcasts in Australia, which collectively generate nearly two million downloads every year.

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Deputy Head of Content, Momentum Media
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Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia – including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. Additionally, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

Annie Kane

Annie Kane

Editor, Mortgages
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Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts.

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Editor, Wealth
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+61 2 8045 2049

Maja's career in journalism spans well over a decade across finance, business and politics. Now an experienced editor and reporter across all elements of the financial services sector, prior to joining Momentum Media, Maja reported for several established news outlets in Southeast Europe, scrutinising key processes in post-conflict societies.

Philip King

Philip King

Editor, Wealth
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Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Editor, Defence and Security, Momentum Media
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Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world-leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.

John Buckley

John Buckley

Journalist, Accountants Daily
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Before joining the team in 2021, John worked at The Sydney Morning Herald. His reporting has featured in a range of outlets including The Washington Post, The Age, and The Saturday Paper.

Operations

Russell Stephenson

Russell Stephenson

Director – Commercial Growth, Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

Russell is a media executive with a career spanning 15+ years working across a range of professional sectors, including marketing, mortgages, real estate, wealth, legal and small-to-medium enterprises. He is the commercial growth director at Momentum Media, where he develops and implements strategies with the aim of accelerating growth, realising business outcomes and capitalising on new market opportunities.

Blair Dods

Blair Dods

Head of Technology, Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

Blair has over 20 years’ experience in the online sector, graduating from university with a Bachelor of Commerce in the late 1990s. Working in marketing, product development and management roles for start-ups as well as established media brands in New Zealand, UK, Germany and Australia, Blair has developed extensive knowledge across all facets of digital technology. With deep technical experience combined with a commercial mindset, Blair leads the development of digital platforms at Momentum Media.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Head of Momentum Intelligence Unit,
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Michael leads Momentum Media’s audience growth and intelligence department, the Momentum Intelligence Unit, and is responsible for delivering internal and external stakeholders with rich audience insights and analysis. His expertise as a Chartered Accountant, data analyst and market research professional has been critical to delivering real-world insights to Australia’s largest financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. The insights and analysis generated from the Momentum Intelligence Unit drive deeper audience engagement and growth across Momentum Media’s brands.

Jennifer Hardy

Jennifer Hardy

Head of Event Production, Momentum Connect
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Jennifer leads the events production team at Momentum Connect, helping to deliver over 80 large scale events across Momentum Media’s multiple specialist brands within the defence, space, wealth, law, finance and business sectors. In this capacity, she also supports a range of external organisations as an independent events agency, helping businesses to think, act and engage like a professional media company. Her contribution to the development of the events Ballroom Platform saw Momentum ranked as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies 2020. Prior to joining Momentum, Jennifer worked in financial services within funds management and global investment banking in London. She holds a Bachelor of business management specialising in event management.

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Lyndsey Fall

Media Production Manager, Momentum Media
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Lyndsey has 11 years’ experience working in media production. Following her Master’s degree in Journalism, she worked across a set of political and public policy magazines in England as a journalist, subeditor and as production manager. Lyndsey has worked at Momentum Media for the past four years heading up the production department and managing the development of its award-winning magazines, including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation, web portals and suite of highly-ranked podcasts.

Keith Ford

Keith Ford

Senior Production Editor, Momentum Media
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Keith is an experienced digital and print subeditor, having worked in business-to-business media for nine years across a diverse range of industries, including finance, professional services, mortgages, law, defence and aerospace. He joined Momentum Media in 2016 and has worked on a number of the business’ brands, as well as leading the subediting team. Keith previously worked as a journalist in the broadcast and film technology space and has a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies.

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About Momentum Media

Momentum Media (www.momentummedia.com.au) has been equipping Australia’s corporate, investor and business sectors with market and business intelligence for over a decade.

Across an integrated business supported by digital, events, live streaming, broadcast, content-on-demand, research, print and social platforms, we are guided by a fundamental principal: Be better informed.

Better informed readers, listeners, viewers, event participants, advertisers, sponsors and commercial partners, government and policy decisionmakers.

This mission for informing, educating and inspiring drives us to build more engaged communities, delivering greater leadership to the markets we connect with and forging closer relationships with our audiences.

Being at the forefront of media innovation, backed by a pioneering spirit, has been central to Momentum Media’s growth.

We’re an evolving, forward-thinking business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity. We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.

We continually adapt to rapidly changing marketplaces; we’re a fluid media business, unshackled to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.

With a monthly reach spanning over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for them to thrive.

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