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A self managed super fund (SMSF) is a superannuation trust structure that provides financial remuneration to its members in retirement.

Overseas property

In recent years, an increasing number of Australian investors have begun looking beyond our own shores for their SMSF property investment needs. As property prices in Australia continue to soar with low yields, there are plenty of great investments to be found in overseas markets, and investing in foreign countries can be an effective way to diversify your portfolio.

An SMSF can invest in properties overseas as neither the SIS Act or the ATO prohibit these types of investments. This type of investment is not too different to investing in Australian property.

The SMSF must have legal title over the overseas property. Some countries will not allow the SMSF to hold the title of the property. Hence a structure looks like the below graph will need to be set up before the Fund invests in the overseas property:


Note: The SMSF owns 100% of a Bare Trust \ Custodian Trust / LLC. The SMSF has 100% ownership of an overseas investment property and an overseas bank account

Benefits of investing SMSF in overseas property

  • Lower entrance level
  • Generating cash flow in another currency
  • Strong capital growth and rental returns
  • Hedge against inflation
  • Tax Benefits – seek an accountants advice for more information about any tax or depreciable items you can claim
  • Foreign residency

What is a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF)?

SMSFs can have between one and four members, and one of the main advantages is the level of control that trustees have when it comes to tailoring the fund to meet their individual needs.

If you already have a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF), you will know they can be the perfect vehicle for you to fund your family’s dream retirement.

If you are considering a SMSF, you can be assured you’ll be in good company, joining the already 1 million plus Australians who have taken control of their superannuation savings.

In our experience, SMSFs are popular with Australian investors who are seeking:

  • Choice
  • Control
  • Flexibility
  • Transparency

Our legal and accounting experts can help you set up a SMSF, supporting and guiding you through the entire process. With our low risk investments and guaranteed 8-10% Net return per year, you can have the confidence that your future is in great hands.