Troy Burns Content

Troy Burns

Non-Correlated Capital

Troy has more than 15 years investment and fund management experience, including management of hedge funds and multi-strategy funds. Troy has raised and managed over 300 million dollars in investments and has engaged and serviced over 150 high-net-worth clients for Non-Correlated Capital, the investment company which he serves as CEO and Portfolio Manager. Based out of Perth, Western Australia, Troy is one of the founders of SMSF Mate.

Troy’s educational qualifications include a Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Applied Finance, and Advanced Diploma, Financial Markets, completed at Charles Sturt University. Troy has also previously worked as a derivatives trader and the managing director of a civil engineering company.

You can find out more about Troy or connect with him on Linkedin here:

Or visit his website here:

What is My Wife Entitled to in a Divorce Australia? A Comprehensive Guide

Divorce in Australia encompasses more than just the emotional severance of two individuals. It involves untangling shared financial resources and deciding on fair entitlements. Determining a wife's rights during an Australian divorce is not straightforward, as there's no set blueprint to consult. Typically, family courts handle such disputes, making judgements based on ...

Read More
Understanding the Super Guarantee Charge Statement: A Comprehensive Guide

The Super Guarantee Charge Statement, frequently referred to as the SG Charge or SGC, is an essential document for every employer involved in the realm of superannuation. It denotes the employer's commitment to their quarterly super contributions, which directly affect the employees' super funds. Understanding the SGC is not just tax deductible, ...

Read More
Don’t Make These 5 Biggest Retirement Planning Mistakes

Why Many Falter in Retirement Planning The process of retirement planning is of paramount significance, yet it is an area where many inadvertently stumble. The journey towards ensuring a financially stable retirement is riddled with potential missteps. While envisioning one's retirement years, the ambition is typically a serene and stress-free life, buoyed ...

Read More
Can I Sell Property from My SMSF to Myself? Exploring the Risks and Benefits

Have you considered selling property from your Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) to yourself? The short answer is indeed, yes, you can, but it must meet specific conditions and align with the stringent guidelines set by the Australian Taxation Office.

Read More
Is Superannuation Paid on Workers Compensation?

Superannuation and workers compensation are two integral components of the Australian employment landscape. While they may seem like different worlds, their paths often intersect in ways we might not initially consider. In essence, workers compensation serves as a financial buffer for employees who face injury or illness in the workplace, providing a ...

Read More
SMSF Loans: Everything You Need to Know For Property Investment, Home Loans & Related Parties Etc.

If you're like most people, the words "self-managed super fund loans" probably make your eyes glaze over. But if you have an SMSF or are thinking about setting one up, it's important to understand how they work - especially when it comes to taking out a loan. In this article, we'll explain ...

Read More
Complete Guide to Self-Managed Super Fund Property Investment

Self-managed super fund property investment can provide a range of benefits for those looking to invest for their retirement. Whether it be a residential property or commercial property, not only can it provide a solid return on investment, but it can also offer tax advantages and the potential to borrow against the ...

Read More
SMSF Trust Deed & Declaration Templates: Where to Get Them

Running a self-managed super fund (SMSF) comes with many different roles, responsibilities and administrative requirements to ensure compliance in the fund. One of the first things you will need to arrange when setting up an SMSF is a trust deed. In this article, we will run through some general information about what ...

Read More
Opinion: Interactive Brokers Trading Platform for Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Investing

Interactive Brokers is considered the industry standard when it comes to a trading platform that is accessible to the everyday SMSF investor. It caters for retail level traders all the way up to hedge fund managers which is why Interactive Brokers is considered the most advanced and accessible trading platform available today. It is a popular platform because:

Read More
Q&A: Do you need Income Protection Insurance?

For as long as I can remember, income protection insurance has been a great way for financial planners to generate revenue for their business. To give you an idea of just how lucrative selling an income protection insurance policy to a client is, a financial planner will usually receive 110% of the ...

Read More
Q&A: Investing in Managed Funds for SMSFs. Factors to Consider

Before investing in a managed fund with your SMSF, you need to consider a few key questions: What investment management style are you looking for (active or passive)? How will you buy the managed funds (via a broker or fund manager)? What are the associated costs (brokerage, management and performance fees)? What ...

Read More
Q&A: SMSF Investment Strategy: Ideas & Options For Investing in a Self Managed Super Fund

One of the main attractions of an SMSF when compared to a traditional super fund or industry super fund is the wide range of investment options available for you to choose from within the SMSF. In almost all SMSFs, you can invest in traditional investments like shares, property, government or corporate bonds, ...

Read More
How Much Super Do You Need for Retirement in Australia? Your Questions Answered

It’s a fundamental question, and one that needs to consider many different things: How much super do I need to have to retire? Some say that if you can save around 10% to 15% of your income each year, you'll give yourself a fighting chance, but you can think about a more ...

Read More
SMSF Setup Guide: How do you Start a Self Managed Super Fund?

Operating your very own SMSF can be a fulfilling and financially beneficial experience, assuming you have done your homework and the fund is set up correctly from the beginning.

Read More
Income Tax Rate Tables For Individuals & Companies In Australia: 2019 – 2024

We find it particularly difficult to locate the marginal tax rates for Australians in one place. Individual Income Tax Rates Below you will find the ATO published income tax rates for the 2019/2020 financial year. We find these particularly misleading as it does not give you the full picture. Read on to ...

Read More
How much do I need to retire? Free Calculator

How much do I need in my SMSF to retire? For me this all depends on if I'm married at the time of retirement! My wife, I mean life, is expensive. We'll proceed on the basis that I haven't been chopped up into little pieces by my wife for making that comment ...

Read More
Guide to Salary Sacrifice: All You Need to Know

The word sacrifice isn’t exactly known for its positive connotations, however in the case of when an employee salary sacrifices a portion of their pre-tax income to pay for certain benefits its usually all good news.  Whether salary sacrifice is right for you and your personal circumstances will depend on many factors ...

Read More
How Does Superannuation Work in Australia?

Unsure about how your super works? At SMSF Mate we cover everything from the basics right up to the most advanced concepts you need to know about your super.

Read More

Kind words from Aussies managing
their own self funded futures

  • SMSF Mate is a unique website because it has ideas about how to approach SMSFs, insurance and other financial topics that come straight from first hand experience. It's much more useful than what you find on all the other financial websites that just offer generic info that you could easily get on the ATO's website. It's also nice to know there's no financial incentive behind the information, it's legitimately there to help people understand self-managed super funds and how to get the most out of them, not to get an affiliate commission from a broker or other financial services provider. The investment product information is also incredibly useful, I've never seen this kind of functionality on any other website that let's you look at such a wide range of products, sort by what info is most interesting or important to you, and subscribe to updates for different funds and financial products all in one place. Definitely worth checking out if you own or are considering an SMSF!

    David G, Self-Employed, SMSF Owner
  • SMSF Mate provides a unique insight into superannuation and financial topics in a way that is easier to understand than conventional websites. The colloquial nature of the site makes it easy to understand and they often speak about complicated topics in lamens terms so I can wrap my head around them. The investment product information is a great way to research funds that I am interested in investing in with my SMSF and there is a lot of helpful information on the site for better structuring my investment portfolio. In comparison to other websites which offer similar information, SMSF Mate excels as the information is free to access whereas many other sites charge a subscription fee for the same thing. Overall, I think SMSF Mate is a great resource for SMSF trustees and is worth looking at for a variety of super-related topics. Thanks.

    Tim B, Business Owner, SMSF Trustee