Amendments to section 4.09 in the Superannuation Industry Supervision Regulations (SIS) 2012 now require the trustees of an SMSF to ‘review regularly’ their fund’s investment strategy. They must consider as part of their investment strategy ‘whether the trustees of the fund should hold a contract of insurance that provides insurance cover for one or more members of the fund.’ Annual reviews are considered a ‘regular review’.

This new requirement means that if you have a self-managed superannuation fund you will need to ensure that you have updated your investment strategy for the 2012/13 financial year and provide a signed copy to your accountant.