Class has recently released its June 2016 SMSF Benchmark Report, providing an insightful overview of data about SMSFs and administrators.
The June Report also provides analysis of smaller balance funds. The additional analysis was compiled in response to recent industry commentary suggesting that self managed super funds with smaller balances are not cost effective over extended periods. To apply some hard data to those discussions, Class conducted analysis on funds with balances of less than $50,000. The findings reveal:
- the population of these lower balance funds is largely made up of funds that are new and growing, or shrinking and exiting;
- on average these lower balance funds come and go from the <$50,000 bracket in about 2 years; and
- given this high turnover, it is incorrect to assume that funds with low balances are sitting around for many years paying ongoing high fees.
Lilian Keaty | CLASS
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