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What APRA's proposed changes to SPS 530 Investment Governance and findings on unlisted asset valuations mean for superannuation investments
Insight 22 Nov 2021

As promised in its 2021 Policy Priorities, APRA has released its draft revised prudential standard Investment Governance (SPS 530) for RSE licenses, and the outcomes of its review of unlisted asset valuations, as part of its report titled Findings from APRA’s superannuation thematic reviews. ...

Privacy Act reforms: a new Online Privacy Code
Insight 08 Nov 2021

In late October, the Attorney-General's Department released a long-awaited Exposure Draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill (Online Privacy Bill) to amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). ...

ASIC publishes updated guidance on hawking reforms
Insight 27 Oct 2021

Under the new hawking prohibition in sections 992A and 992AA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act), a person must not offer a financial product to a retail client (consumer) in the course of, or because of unsolicited, real-time contact. ...

October compliance deadlines: rounding up the last-minute changes
Insight 27 Oct 2021

October marks the commencement of the design and distribution obligations (DDO) regime, the deferred sales model for add-on insurance (DSM), changes to the anti-hawking rules, refreshed standards for internal dispute resolution systems and, to top it all off, a new breach reporting regime. ...

Captive to no one: Australian Government releases its Ransomware Action Plan
Insight 18 Oct 2021

The Department for Home Affairs has released the Australian Government's Ransomware Action Plan (the Plan). This development forms part of the Government's Cyber Strategy and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Government to combat the escalating threat of ransomware and extortion. ...

APRA releases the final version of Prudential Standard CPS 511 (Remuneration) with further regulation of remuneration disclosures to follow
Insight 28 Sep 2021

APRA has released the final version of its prudential standard on remuneration (CPS 511), seeking to regulate incentive structures across all APRA-regulated entities. ...

Retirement income covenant – one step closer to reality
Insight 28 Sep 2021

The proposal for a specific covenant requiring super trustees to formulate, and give effect to, a retirement income strategy for members was first announced as part of the 2018-19 Federal Budget, and slated to be introduced into the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) (SIS Act) by 1 July 2020. ...

Consultation period has closed for draft FAR Bill
Insight 31 Aug 2021

On 13 August 2021, consultation closed on the various documents issued by Treasury in relation to the much anticipated Financial Accountability Regime (FAR). ...

Get ready for the IDR changes
Insight 31 Aug 2021

With the implementation date of the internal dispute resolution (IDR) changes imminent, many of you will have commenced (or, in some cases, already completed) updating internal complaints procedures to comply with ASIC's new standards and requirements for IDR systems. ...

COVID-19 and impacts on fund managers and investors
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