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SMSF Adviser has officially announced the winners of the 2017 SMSF Awards, an event recognising excellence amongst SMSF service providers.

At an awards function in Sydney tonight, SMSF Adviser announced the winners of the prestigious SMSF Awards, as well as those who received ‘highly commended’ honours across 14 categories.

Now in its fourth year, the event showcases the organisations that best service the needs of the SMSF sector.

The winners and runners-up were determined by a comprehensive and independent survey process.

The survey – compiled with the guidance of independent consultants – was distributed to our database of SMSF professionals who rated organisations based of their efficiency, value and customer service. The results were analysed and assessed by an independent analyst.

Terry Braithwaite, SMSF Adviser’s head of partnerships, said the SMSF Awards recognise organisations that deliver exceptional service and illustrate their level of commitment to the industry.

“With over one million SMSF members controlling almost $650 billion in assets, SMSF service providers play a critical role in the evolution of the SMSF sector,” Mr Braithwaite said.

SMSF Adviser congratulates all the 2017 winners and finalists. They are:

 

SMSF Administrator

Winner: Superfund Wholesale

Highly commended: SuperGuardian

 

SMSF Document Provider

Winner: Topdocs

Highly commended:  DBA Lawyers

 

Audit Provider

Winner: ASF Audits

Highly commended: Deloitte

 

Actuarial Certificate Provider

Winner: Act2 Solutions

Highly commended: (DRAW) Accurium

Highly commended: (DRAW) Lime Actuarial

 

SMSF Software Provider

Winner: Class

Highly commended: SuperMate

 

ETF Provider

Winner: Vanguard

Highly commended: SPDR ETFs by State Street Global Advisers

 

Fixed income provider

Winner: Challenger

Highly commended: Vanguard

 

Investment Platform Manager

Winner: Netwealth

Highly commended: CommSec

 

Australian Equities Fund Manager

Winner: Macquarie

Highly commended: Perpetual

 

Global Equities Manager

Winner: Vanguard

Highly commended: Magellan

 

SMSF Insurance Provider

Winner: AIA

Highly commended: BT

 

SMSF Loan Provider 

Winner: St George

Highly commended: Macquarie

 

Cash and Term Deposit Accounts

Winner: Macquarie

Highly commended: ING Direct

 

Cash and Term Deposit Platform

Winner: Australian Money Market

Highly commended: FIIG