http://www.superguide.com.au/comparing- sset-types Just under 480,000 SMSFs run by roughly 910,000-plus trustees control $440 billion in assets (as at June 2012). A more impressive statistic is that SMSF trustees control around a third of all superannuation money held by Australians. Ten years ago, SMSFs controlled only 10% of all superannuation money. Three most popular investment classes Year in year out the three most popular investment classes for SMSF trustees are: direct shares, cash and direct property. In 2004, these three asset categories represented two-thirds (66%) of all SMSF investments. As at June 2011, the three asset categories Australian shares, cash and direct property represented a massive 75% of all SMSF investments. Agree this thread was interesting Put this back up so Hiho could get some worthwhile commentary.