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Private equity under the spotlight - ASIC cracks down on offers of stub-equity in proprietary companies
Insight 20 Dec 2018

ASIC is clamping down on the use of an offer of stub-equity in a proprietary company as an alternative form of consideration in public control transactions. ...

ASIC extends transition period for fees and costs disclosures, and delays consultation paper to January 2019
Insight 14 Dec 2018

ASIC has extended the transition periods for certain fees and costs disclosure obligations applicable to superannuation funds and managed investment schemes by a further year pending the release of its consultation paper on the regime ...

AFCA's powers and obligations - 'systemic issues'
Insight 13 Nov 2018

In his Interim Report, Commissioner Hayne rejected claims that misconduct in the financial services sector was the fault of 'a few bad apples' and did not raise 'broader or systemic concerns. This Insight considers what can and should be done about such systemic issues. ...

Third tranche of draft CCIV legislation released
Insight 18 Oct 2018

Draft legislation intended to address some of the continuing gaps in the proposed corporate collective investment vehicle framework has been released with submissions on it closing soon Partner Marc Kemp and Associate Mai Go report ...

Slater & Gordon begins its superannuation class actions
Insight 11 Oct 2018

As predicted in an Insight in 2018, the Financial Services Royal Commission has proved to be a hotbed for class actions. ...

Efficiently, honestly and fairly - overarching and fundamental obligations?
Insight 11 Oct 2018

In his recent Interim Report into Misconduct in the Banking Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Commissioner Hayne makes a lot of the duties of an Australian financial services licensee and an Australian credit licensee to provide financial services or credit activities as the case may be ...

ASIC extends by a further year licensing relief for foreign financial service providers
Insight 03 Oct 2018

The recent ASIC Corporations Amendment Instrument 2018807 extends by a further year licensing relief for foreign financial service providers who carry on a financial services business in Australia without an Australian financial services licence While its another welcome licensing reprieve for such ...

Royal Commission: Round 2 - experiences with financial advice
Insight 02 Oct 2018

Although the Commissioner says that the Royal Commission is part of the executive and not the judiciary and that he is therefore not able to make any findings of law he comes pretty close in his views in response to Round 2 And in some important respects those views do not correspond with ...

Are CCIVS the beginning of the end for the Unit Trust's monopoly?
Insight 19 Sep 2018

The Federal Government has proposed to introduce two new forms of collective investment vehicle – each a shiny, tax-neutral alternative to the unit trust. ...

Expert review into fees and costs disclosure - further changes ahead
Insight 20 Aug 2018

Many of you will be familiar with the long and tortured history of fees and costs disclosure regulation in Australia. The most recent set of issues can be traced back to 2014 when ASIC tried to address what it considered to be gaps in and inconsistent application of the former regime ...

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