Fact Sheet | SMSF Sector Performance 2020-2021

The SMSF Association engaged the University of Adelaide to examine the overall financial performance of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) compared to APRA-regulated funds.

This joint research venture is based on financial statement data from over 310,000 SMSFs for the period 2020 to 2021. This is a significant sample as it represents more than 50% of all existing SMSFs. 

This research extends on that completed by the University of Adelaide for the 2017–19 period, and again shows SMSFs perform on par with, or better than, APRA funds in some financial years.

This one-page Fact Sheet outlines the key research observations in an easy to reference document.

At the time of publishing, the contents of this resource were accurate and correct.

Disclaimer: Technical Papers contain factual information only and are prepared without considering particular objectives, financial circumstances and needs. The information provided is not a substitute for legal, tax and financial product advice. The information contained in this document does not constitute advice given by the SMSF Association to you. If you rely on this information yourself or to provide advice to other persons, then you do so at your own risk. The SMSF Association is not licensed to provide financial product advice, legal advice or taxation advice. We recommend that you seek appropriate professional advice before relying upon the information in this technical paper. While the SMSF Association believes that the information provided is accurate, no warranty is given as to its accuracy and persons who rely on this information do so at their own risk. The information provided in this paper is not considered financial advice for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001. © SMSF Association