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What this means for mortgage brokers and financial advisers
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The response to the Final Report The Government's initial response to support the Recommendations was met with intense dissatisfaction and criticism from the mortgage broking industry. Industry groups argued that banning trail commissions ...

What this means for non-financial organisations
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Culture and social licence '[G]etting culture and conduct right is not a supervisory requirement. It is necessary for banks’ and banking’s economic and social sustainability'1 Culture and misconduct The role of corporate culture assumes ...

Class action risk
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Webinar: Class action risk ...

ASIC's review into responsible entity governance
Insight 07 Feb 2022

In ASIC's 2021-2025 corporate plan published in August last year, ASIC identified the governance of managed investment schemes and responsible entities as an area of focus to reduce the risk of harm to investors exposed to poor governance. ...

Global ESG themes shaping the Australian legal outlook
Insight 02 Feb 2022

2022 will provide a practical demonstration of the appetite for ESG-led change that governments, major corporates and financial institutions all have, and how far this will feed into smaller businesses and everyday life. We explore key ESG themes shaping the legal outlook for businesses in 2022. ...

APRA guidance on managing climate change financial risks finalised for banks, insurers and superannuation trustees
Insight 20 Dec 2021

Delivering as promised before the end of 2021, APRA recently finalised its prudential practice guide CPG 229 Climate Change Financial Risks. ...

Retirement income covenants (and egg metaphors)
Insight 20 Dec 2021

The long-promised retirement income covenants are slated to come into effect on 1 July 2022. The proposed covenants are aimed at improving retirement outcomes, including by moving retirees away from a 'nest egg' mentality towards spending more in retirement – or 'hatching' the nest egg (to borrow the extended metaphor of APRA's Deputy Chair). ...

Expansion in scope of transactions subject to FIRB approval rules
Insight 15 Dec 2021

In this Insight, we look at the changes and comment on what they mean for transactions. The changes to the SOCI Act also have operational implications for many businesses – which we will separately publish on. ...

Long-awaited sanctions reform may result in more dispersed sanctions risk
Insight 08 Dec 2021

Last year, the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (the committee) recommended enacting legislation to establish a worldwide human rights sanctions regime. Last week, the government's response was tabled in Parliament. ...

Linklaters Insights: Anti-bribery and corruption law and enforcement across the globe
Insight 06 Dec 2021

An understanding of the global reach of anti-bribery and corruption regulation, as well as the application of it within a specific jurisdiction, is key to managing risk for today’s international businesses. ...

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