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Aussies tops when it comes to super

Read an article about why Australians have one of the leading Superannuation savings systems in the world and how to maximise your super balance here.

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Poor advice from financial planners has damaged the image of the financial advice industry

The director of the University of Adelaide’s International Centre for Financial Services, David White, says revelations of systemic poor advice from financial planners from two of the big four Australian banks have damaged the image of the financial advice industry and its customers. Read more here.    

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2015 SMSF Association National Conference

The new Director of the International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) at the University of Adelaide, David White and Assistant Director – Programs, Tania Turner, are representing ICFS at the 2015 SMSF Association National Conference. If you are at the conference, visit the ICFS stand to find out more about the Professional Certificate in Self […]

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University of Adelaide and AMP to form SMSF Centre of Excellence

The International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) at the University of Adelaide together with AMP have agreed to form a Centre of Excellence in self-managed super funds (SMFSs), the first of its kind in Australia. The centre is expected to be operational by the end of 2014. Using AMP’s expansive SMSF database and the expertise […]

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The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia Prize for the Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation

Please note: There has been an update to Prize Rules – View here The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia Prize for the Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation View all previous prize winners. The SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia has offered to provide annually a prize to the most distinguished graduate in the Professional Certificate in […]

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Another ARC Linkage Success

A team lead by Associate Professor Alfred Yawson and including Professor Ralf Zurbruegg and Mr John G Tretola as Chief Investigators has been successful in obtaining an ARC Linkage Grant to research “The adequacy and sustainability of self-managed superannuation funds: Governance, performance, asset allocation, fee structure and compliance“. The application with SPAA as the Linkage […]

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Review of APRA Investment Performance Statistics of the Australian Superannuation Industry

The International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) has today released a ‘Review of APRA Investment Performance Statistics of the Australian Superannuation Industry’. The report was commissioned by the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) who requested the ICFS provide an independent and objective view on the way in which APRA report and interpret the data […]

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The Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation program ps146 compliant

The Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation has been included on the ASIC Training Register for ps146 compliance in the areas of Self Managed Superannuation Funds, Generic Knowledge and Skills.

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Self Managed Superannuation Courses Accredited by Financial Services Education Agency Australia (FSEAA)

The Professional Certificate and Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation courses have been included on the FSEAA Industry Accredited Education Register. Click here for more information on the Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation. Click here for more information on the Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation.

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SPAA accredits its first University Self Managed Superannuation Funds courses

The Self Managed Superannuation Fund courses offered by the ICFS have just honoured by becoming Australia’s first courses accredited by the peak industry body. The courses were awarded the highest ranking in Australia: an 83% quality rating. Read the full article as seen in the Adelaidean. As seen in MoneyManagement.com.au: “Two self managed superannuation fund […]

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