The Gurus Guide to SMSFs has been written by Grant Abbott, Australia's leading presenter, trainer and author in the self managed super fund sector. SMSFs have more than one million members and Grant has presented to more than 100,000 advisers and SMSF members. He is currently Chairman of hte SMSF Members Association. The Guru's Guide to SMSFs was released by publisher Vivid in November and has sold 2,000 copies to date through Grant's website - wwwgrantabbott.com
Grant Abbott is the leading self managed super fund author, commentator and presenter in Australia.
His latest book., “The Guru’s Guide to SMSFs has become a best seller and provides strategic insight into SMSF strategy for:
• super members in an industry or retail super fund wanting to know whether a SMSF is for them;
• existing SMSF members and trustees seeking to take their SMSF ideas, knowledge, strategy and wealth creation to a new level; plus,
• a detailed workbook, strategy guide and knowledge manual for all SMSF professionals whether accountants, administrators, financial planners, auditors and product development teams.
Grant has been in the SMSF industry from the start and even made submissions on the initial super laws, the Superannuation Industry Supervision Bill 1993 that created the SMSF. He did the first ever video on SMSFs in 1994, streamed the first ever internet training video in 1998 (well before broadband), created the first ever SMSF specialist adviser course in 2000, presented on SMSFs on more than 1,500 occasions and to more than 100,000 people.
1. Written in a conversational style designed to empower existing SMSF members and also engage the more than 15 million members of industry and retail super fund members to consider whether they might be better off with a SMSF. For those looking for more than a guide the book stands out on the retail shelf - 2. Grant Abbott has been seen by more than 100,000 advisers and SMSF members over the past decade and continues to present by webinar, blog and face to face presentations on SMSFs and to promote "The Guru's Guide to SMSFs" - 3. Current SMSF books are created to inform not engage the reader. Engagement spurs passion and leads to conversations and referrals. It is not a book that sits in the bookshelf but one that resides close by for years to come, 4. Each year more than 40,000 super fund members from industry and retail super funds set up a new SMSF. The Guru's Guide to SMSFs is designed to ensure that the fund is established with the right intention and purpose in mind. 5. Grant is the SMSF adviser's adviser and charges $1,000 per hour consulting fees. In the Guru's Guide to SMSFs Grant provides strategies and solutions to a wide range of client issues that have been asked by SMSF members and advisers. 6. The Guru's Guide to SMSFs is mandatory reading for Grant's specialist SMSF adviser course and attendees will be looking for retail outlets for the book. 7. The cover of the book is designed in an eye catching gold to stand out on a retail shelf.