Members benefit from boost to technical resources

The SMSF Association has significantly boosted its Resource Library content for its Fellow, Specialist and Associate members.

Recordings of the 2020 and 2021 National Conference sessions, as well as presentations and technical papers from the 2020 and 2021 Technical Summits, have been added to the library for the exclusive benefit of members.

And, to further boost the Association’s technical support service capabilities, Fabian Bussoletti has been appointed Technical Manager. Fabian is an experienced SMSF expert and a former senior member of AMP’s well-regarded TapIn technical services team.

Association Deputy CEO Peter Burgess says: “Our Fellows, Specialist and Associate members now have access to all the recorded sessions from prior year National Conferences and Technical Summits, enabling them to revisit and re-live these outstanding sessions.

“Logistically, it has been an enormous exercise to increase our Resource Library content by about 40%. In total, 28 technical papers and 62 technical presentations have been added over the past month.

“But we firmly believe it has been a very worthwhile exercise with the National Conference and Technical Summit sessions complementing other material in the library such as go-to guides, technically speaking bulletins, and white label documents.

“If you are a Fellow, Specialist or Associate member and you haven’t visited the library recently, now is a good time to look. Access to this material is an important member benefit that is designed to support the ongoing development of our Fellow, Specialist and Associate members.”

Burgess says Bussoletti’s appointment adds considerable experience and depth to the technical team. “It’s no secret we would like to see more practitioners undertake the SSA® program in our quest to enhance the quality of SMSF advice. Together with Fabian, Mary Simmons and Tracey Scotchbrook, the Association boasts a formidable and experienced team of technical writers and experts.

“This appointment means we have the scale and capabilities to continue to invest in our SSA® program so that it remains the benchmark for SMSF practitioners. Considering Fabian’s extensive technical support experience, his appointment also enables us to enhance the level of SMSF technical support to members.

“The recent enhancements we have made to our SSA® program, the addition of past conference materials to our library and Fabian’s appointment underpin a renewed focus on the core components of our member value proposition – growing expertise, fostering connections and leading the sector.”

Commenting on his appointment, Bussoletti said he was excited to be joining the Association’s technical team. “I have always been impressed by the work the Association does to promote professionalism and higher education standards in the SMSF sector, and I look forward to working with the team and Association members.”