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Tony Zhang

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Tony Zhang is a Journalist at SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.

Since joining the team in 2020, Tony has covered various publications across the legal, financial and professional services sectors including Lawyers Weekly, Adviser Innovation, ifa and Accountants Daily.

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ASIC

Additional licence conditions imposed on financial advice firm

Inadequate risk controls and poor supervision has led to the corporate regulator imposing conditions on a financial advi... Read More
CPA Australia

CPA Australia pushes for rethink of ASIC funding model

CPA Australia has called for changes to ASIC’s full cost recovery model, noting it is greatly impacting on the supply ... Read More
SMSFs cautioned on key compliance risk areas for 2021

SMSFs cautioned on key compliance risk areas for 2021

SMSF professionals will need to effectively manage emerging risks as compliance increases over the next 12 months, warns... Read More
APRA

$36bn stripped from super during COVID-19

The latest report from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has revealed that workers withdrew more tha... Read More
Advice fees jump over 20%

Advice fees jump over 20%

Median advice fees have gone up more than 20 per cent over the last two years, as the cost of doing business increases a... Read More
Ben Lacey

The arm’s length test

Is there a legal requirement to have a commercial lease in place with unrelated tenants? Read More
Understanding ATO’s new admin penalty approach

Understanding ATO’s new admin penalty approach

With the ATO recently releasing new guidance on SMSF administrative penalties, technical specialists have flagged common... Read More
ASIC

ASIC suspends AFS licence of SMSF investment firm

ASIC has suspended the Australian financial services (AFS) licence of a Queensland-based financial services provider for... Read More
Cloudoffis

Cloudoffis makes major updates and integration to SMSF platform

SMSF cloud-based provider Cloudoffis has released its new SMSF software update, with significant changes and integration... Read More
indexation of the transfer balance cap

Taking a deeper dive into indexation of the transfer balance cap

With the recent indexation of the general transfer balance cap causing discussion around its complexities, technical exp... Read More
Making the leap to keep advice affordable

Making the leap to keep advice affordable

The removal of commissions has made it tough to provide basic services to clients without having to charge for full advi... Read More
Kieran Varcoe

New platform head joins BT

BT has welcomed the former head of MLC’s super platform to lead the migration of customers onto its Panorama platform.... Read More

Limited licensing framework needs to be removed and transitioned, says...

The SMSF Association has called for a more efficient regulatory framework for financial advisory services, outlining sev... Read More
Andrew Doherty

Key themes influencing portfolio construction

Share prices are likely to further appreciate as investors gain greater confidence in the ongoing economic recovery at a... Read More

SMSF trust deeds need to be more guarded in increasingly litigious env...

SMSF professionals will need to consider a more robust and particular trust deed to protect against a rapidly growing su... Read More

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