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Broadening approved product lists - would it really achieve anything?
Insight 05 Aug 2015

Michael Mathieson Written by Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson In his report earlier this year on retail life insurance advice John Trowbridge recommended that every advice licensee include at least half of the 13 relevant life ...

Financial System Inquiry: where are we at?
Insight 05 Aug 2015

Written by Partner Michelle Levy Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey released the Financial System Inquiry report on 7 December 2014, saying that: [the] report I release today delivers on our election ...

Regulating bonuses: will Australia be next?
Insight 05 Aug 2015

Written by Associates Georgia Cleeve and Rosie Thomas The UK's Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA ) and Prudential Regulation Authority ( PRA ) released, in June this year, their joint policy ...

Decision confirms limits on general meeting shareholder activism
Insight 03 Aug 2015

A recent Federal Court of Australia decision has reaffirmed that a company's board of directors has the primary role in managing a company, and that there are limits on shareholders' legal ability ...

AIFMD - the future of marketing to European investors
Insight 31 Jul 2015

The European Securities and Markets Association has published its initial advice and opinion on the functioning of the marketing passport and national private placement regimes since the ...

Agency arrangements alright - ANZ and Flight Centre succeed in appeals
Insight 31 Jul 2015

The Full Federal Court today handed down its decisions in two high-profile appeals in relation to ANZ and Flight Centre. Both cases dealt with the issue of distribution arrangements and price fixin ...

ASIC to seek recovery of investigation costs
Insight 31 Jul 2015

This week, ASIC flagged a change in its approach to the exercise of its power to make orders to recover expenses and costs associated with investigations. Information Sheet 204 indicates that ASIC ...

Withholding tax on the sale of Australian property by foreign residents exposure draft legislation released
Insight 28 Jul 2015

Exposure draft legislation implementing the Federal Government's promise to introduce a 10 per cent non-final withholding tax on purchasers of certain types of 'taxable Australian property' from ...

ASIC clamps down on SMSF advice
Insight 25 Jul 2015

ASIC has outlined its expectations for financial advice where the client is advised to set up a self-managed superannuation fund. ASIC has done so in two publications released yesterday – one deals ...

The final analysis: Updates to ASX Guidance Note 8 on Continuous Disclosure take effect
Insight 14 Jul 2015

Earlier this year, ASX issued a consultation paper on proposed changes to Guidance Note 8 that sought to clarify existing continuous disclosure policy. ASX has now released its consultation respons ...