Solutions for Australian Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Accounts

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We offer many customer account structures that are designed to meet the specific needs of Self-Managed Superannuation Fund accounts.


Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)


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Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Account Structure

A self managed superannuation fund or SMSF is a private superannuation fund, regulated by the Australian Taxation Office, that can be owned and managed by up to four members.

Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Account Structure
Account Information

Accounts are only available to Australian customers whom are carrying out the role of trustee or director of a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (“SMSF”). Given the nature of SMSF’s we require the following from customers:

  • Good or extensive product knowledge for any product you wish to trade.
  • You must have executed at least 100 trades for any product type, or 100 simulated trades in our real-time demo.

Must be 18 years or over to open an account.

Our SMSF account is designed to enable compliance with the applicable regulations governing superannuation funds in Australia. For example, our SMSF account enables the trustee or director of the SMSF to generate customized account statements in order to assist with the record keeping and annual audit requirements applying to SMSF’s under the law.

Please note that monthly activity and other minimum fees may apply.



  1. Beginning January 1, 2019, accounts with a Net Asset Value (NAV) of USD 100,000 (or equivalent) or more will be paid interest at the full rate for which they are eligible. Accounts with NAV of less than USD 100,000 (or equivalent) will receive interest at rates proportional to the size of the account. For more information, see ibkr.com/interest.
  2. Barron's estimated a customer's monthly costs at each of the 16 brokers in the 2018 "Best Online Broker" ranking. Interactive Brokers was the lowest cost for the Frequent and Occasional trader. For complete information, click here.
  3. According to StockBrokers.com Online Broker Survey 2019: Read the full article Online Broker Reviews, February 18, 2019. "Lowest margin rates in the industry".
  4. Lower investment costs will increase your overall return on investment, but lower costs do not guarantee that your investment will be profitable.
  5. Margin accounts are not available for SMSF accounts. For more details click here.