SMSFs: can we do better?

Tom Valentine

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs), also called DIY superannuation funds, are larger than any other single component of the superannuation industry. Their growth has been fostered by the significant tax concessions which they share with other superannuation vehicles. It is, therefore, legitimate to ask whether this arrangement generates benefits sufficient to justify the concessions or whether, as some commentators argue, it is simply a tax avoidance scheme for the wealthy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • self-managed superannuation funds
  • saving policy
  • retirement income policy
  • tax concessions


Dive into the research topics of 'SMSFs: can we do better?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this