Future Financial Services
Future Financial Services Penrith Provides; Retirement Planning, Wealth Creation, Superannuation & Insurance Planning Advice.
Future Financial Services is a boutique financial planning firm dedicated to providing personalised, easy to understand advice as our clients go through various life stages.
Our knowledge and experience in relation to legislation and strategies surrounding superannuation, insurance, investments, taxation and Centrelink will enable us to provide you with quality advice to assist you to achieve your financial goals.
Alex McKenzie, the Principal Financial Planner, has been operating as an advisor since 2002 and has serviced clients in varying situations for over 15 years.
Future Financial Services Blogs
Self Managed Super Funds - Is a Self-Managed Super fund appropriate for you?
In recent times, Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) have become very popular and, for many investors, they represent an excellent vehicle to manage their retirement assets.
It is my belief that for many Australian’s who have an SMSF, it is not the most appropriate structure. Truth be known, often the person recommending the fund benefits greatly. As a financial planner, a SMSF client is gold as they are generally high revenue clients. The same applies for accountants and those involved with property investment, we are all incentivised to recommend an SMSF. Is this best for the client? Often the answer is yes, it is a great option, however, in a lot of other situations, I’m less confident that an SMSF is appropriate.
Our Biggest Risk - Our Traditional defensive assets are currently our biggest risk
We currently have the ironic situation where, the asset class which is supposed to be our safe option, designed to protect our capital, is a risk.
Bonds, which are the most common defensive asset (along with cash), are in a very precarious position both domestically and internationally. Given that Bonds are used to offset the risk associated with growth assets such as shares and property, it is making us reconsider our investment portfolios.