About the Author

Graeme Colley
Executive Manager, SMSF Technical & Private Wealth, SuperConcepts

Colley is executive manager, SMSF technical and private wealth, SuperConcepts. He is a well-known figure in the SMSF community with a long-standing reputation as an accomplished educator, technical expert and advocate for the sector. He has held senior roles in the Australian Taxation Office, worked as an assistant commissioner for the Insurance and Superannuation Commission, and most recently held the role of director, technical and professional standards at the SMSF Association.

Articles Published

Cryptocurrency is a virtual or digital currency which allows people to pay for goods and services directly through an online system. It has no legislated or intrinsic value and it is simply worth what ...  ...
A trustee's responsibility extends beyond just the fund, they are also obliged to oversee all of the members' interests. Some of the advantages of having an SMSF are that they provide members ...  ...
An important part of a fund's investment strategy is for trustees to consider diversification of assets. This can take place amongst different investment classes, but also within a particular investment ...  ...
Six member SMSF funds sound like a sensible idea. Put the family in one super fund, make joint investment decisions, help the children save and heaps more reasons. Why not? The Treasury Laws Amendment ...  ...
The start of the new financial year always brings with it new rules for superannuation funds. Some years have seen many wide-reaching changes, while other years have seen just a few. For the 2020/21 ...
With the end of another financial year it is time to ensure that SMSFs (self-managed superannuation funds) have everything ready to allow a smooth completion of the SMSF's 2019/20 financials and ...
Whether a fund is able to conduct business activity, comply with the superannuation rules and not fall foul of a range of other issues must be met with the universal technical answer, "it depends." ...  ...
Graeme Colley of the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA) explores life insurance options for SMSF investors.  ...
Graeme Colley, director of education and professional standards at SPAA, explains the finer points of what can and can't be acquired by a self managed super fund  ...