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This big Aussie super fund has opened its doors to DIY investors

  • June 20 2019
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Retirement

This big Aussie super fund has opened its doors to DIY investors

By Cameron Micallef
June 20 2019

One of Australia’s major super funds has launched an offering aimed at self-managed super fund members.

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This big Aussie super fund has opened its doors to DIY investors

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  • June 20 2019
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One of Australia’s major super funds has launched an offering aimed at self-managed super fund members.

David Elia

Industry fund Hostplus has developed a number of options which it believes will help SMSF investors pool their funds with the industry super fund and invest as unit holders in some of the industry super funds’ main options.

The initial launch will cover six out of 23 investment options including its flagship balanced option.

Hostplus’ chief executive, David Elia, believes this will help provide simple and flexible investment solutions for SMSF investors seeking to invest alongside a major APRA-regulated fund to access distinctive assets ordinarily available to retail investors.

Hostplus suggests that ATO data has consistently shown that SMSFs on average underperform compared with APRA-regulated funds, in particular industry super funds.

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“We are excited and pleased to formally announce and launch this innovative investment opportunity for SMSFs that we believe will allow them to benefit from a best-of-both-worlds approach to investment for their retirement,” Mr Elia said.

Hostplus has stated this is an Australian first and is an innovative and practical demonstration of how two of Australia’s largest superannuation and pension sectors can work together for mutual benefit.

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

About the author

Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

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