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  • A Message from Assistant Commissioner, Dana Fleming

    8 October marks an important milestone as we celebrate 20 years of ATO regulation of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

    Since 1999, we have seen the sector grow from approximately 200,000 SMSFs with a total of $55 billion in assets to 600,000 SMSFs totalling $750 billion in assets. That means, today, SMSFs comprise nearly one third of Australia’s total $2.76 trillion retirement system.

    We take the responsibility for safeguarding the retirement savings of 1.1 million Australians very seriously. For the past 20 years we’ve helped, monitored and regulated trustees who’ve chosen to undertake the important duty of managing their own retirement savings.

    To mark this special occasion in SMSF history, we have produced a videoExternal Link and infographic (PDF, 460.90KB)This link will download a file these will give you some idea of the scope of our role – and more importantly, of how we’re putting you, our clients and readers, at the centre of everything we do.

    We look forward to another 20 years of working with you to maintain the integrity of the SMSF sector, a most vital part of Australia’s world-class super system.

    Dana Fleming

    Assistant Commissioner, Superannuation, ATO

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      Last modified: 04 Oct 2019QC 60259