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Are super funds and managed investment schemes the next frontier for shareholders with activist agendas?
Insight 07 Oct 2016

A recent Federal Court appellate decision highlights the fundamental tension in the Corporations Act between shareholders power to propose resolutions at members meetings and the proposition that a company is to be managed by its Board of directors ...

Default superannuation under the microscope
Insight 07 Oct 2016

You may be forgiven for thinking the Productivity Commission is fixated on superannuation at the moment Its latest review centres on developing alternate models of allocating default members to products ...

The Life Insurance Code of Practice - just a code, or something more?
Insight 07 Oct 2016

The new Life Insurance Code of Practice has much to recommend it The paragraphs concerning policy design are a case in point But is the Code indeed just a code or does it purport to go further ...

Designing effective remediation programs
Insight 19 Sep 2016

ASIC issued Regulatory Guide 256 Client review and remediation conducted by advice licensees late last week In short RG 256 says an Australian financial services licensees duty to provide financial services efficiently honestly and fairly means they have to take responsibility for the consequences ...

Protecting accrued superannuation benefits from adverse changes
Insight 06 Sep 2016

For a long time now superannuation lawyers have tried to work out the meaning of the following words a beneficiarys right or claim to accrued benefits and the amount of those accrued benefits must not be altered adversely to the beneficiary by amendment of the governing rules or by any other act ...

Improving the role of the Appointed Actuary
Insight 06 Sep 2016

APRA is seeking to improve the role of the Appointed Actuary in general and life insurance companies and has proposed some reforms in a discussion paper released earlier this year ...

Not better late - the Prime Trust appeal judgment
Insight 06 Sep 2016

The main Prime Trust appeal judgement is relatively well known but a trusts responsible entities and their officers should look at what the appeal court had to say on other related matters ...

Financial Services Class Actions
Insight 06 Sep 2016

Our class actions team recently published our Class Action Risk 2016 report The objective of the report is to look behind the headlines and hype that often surrounds class actions to provide a more holistic and objective assessment of class action risk for our clients This is particularly important ...

Local issuers, international format
Insight 31 Aug 2016

At the same time as more international issuers appear to be looking at international programme formats for their Australian dollar issuance so Australian borrowers are contemplating the use of EMTN programmes even for their domestic currency issuance ...

Finally - a class action regime for Queensland
Insight 17 Aug 2016

Class actions in Queensland are one step closer with the introduction of proposed new legislation into the Queensland Parliament Partner Michael Ilott Special Counsel Robyn Morrison and Senior Associate Suzie Fraser report ...