Setting up an investment strategy

The trustees of an SMSF are required to prepare and implement an investment strategy for the superannuation fund. The strategy must reflect the purpose and circumstances of the fund and take into account:

  • How to maximise member returns while having regard to the risk'

  • Appropriate diversification in a long term investment strategy; and

  • The ability of the fund to pay benefits as members reach retirement, and other costs incurred by the superannuation fund.


Trustees must make sure all investment decisions are made in accordance with the documented investment strategy of the fund and should seek investment advice or appoint an investment manager in writing if in any doubt.

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