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How it works

As members of self manage superfund are also trustees, they will have an active role in the management of the superfund.

They operate the superfund’s bank account or cash account, make investment decisions and invest accordingly.

Self managed superfund can accept contributions from all sources. Some of the most common funds a self managed superfund can accept are:

The diagram below outlines how a self managed superfund works.


The members, also acting as trustees, operate the superfund's bank account or cash account. Contributions, roll-overs and investment incomes are deposited into the superfund's bank account or cash account. The funds in the bank account or cash account are used to make investments in accordance the formulated investment strategy. The members, also acting as trustees, decide on the timing of acquisition and disposal of assets.

Tax deductible insurance policies can also be purchased to protect members. The self managed superfund can obtain the following tax deductible cover for members: