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APRA's new powers in superannuation - A worthy idea, but checks and balances required
Insight 12 Sep 2017

APRA is in line to get significantly increased powers of direction in respect of RSE licensees and their controlled entities as part of the package of superannuation reforms announced in the Treasury Legislation Amendment Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Bill 2017 ...

The new corporate collective investment vehicle: Wholesale application?
Insight 07 Sep 2017

We reported on 1 September that the Federal Government has released exposure draft legislation for the new corporate collective investment vehicle or CCIV In this article Partner Marc Kemp and Consultant Derek Heath consider whether the CCIV is likely to replace the unit trust as the vehicle of ...

New corporate collective investment vehicle exposure draft legislation released
Insight 25 Aug 2017

The Federal Government today released exposure draft legislation for the new corporate collective investment vehicle one of the two forms of collective investment vehicle that it pledged to develop as part of the 2016-2017 budget Partners Marc Kemp and Charles Armitage and Senior Overseas ...

Approved product lists and FoFA adviser duties
Insight 07 Aug 2017

The FoFA duties that apply to personal advice given to retail clients have been operating for over four years now ASIC has enjoyed some recent success in the courts in cases brought on the basis of those duties In this context it is worth revisiting approved product lists and whether they assist or ...

Productivity Commission on super system competitiveness and efficiency
Insight 07 Aug 2017

With all the media attention on the Governments surprise announcement of its proposed package on improving accountability and member outcomes in super last week you would be forgiven if the Productivity Commissions latest issues paper on competitiveness and efficiency in the super system had slipped ...

Australian Government proposes new foreign bribery offences
Insight 07 Aug 2017

Australias lack of enforcement of foreign bribery legislation has attracted increasing criticism in recent years but the Federal Government is expected to soon table legislation proposing wide-ranging reforms We look at two key proposed changes for Australian companies ...

Improving accountability and member outcomes in superannuation?
Insight 25 Jul 2017

The Federal Governments proposed new superannuation legislation imposes significant new obligations on RSE licensees and could have a material effect on shareholders The Allens Superannuation team reports on the key changes ...

Report: 2017 Private Equity mid-year briefing
Insight 18 Jul 2017

The first half of 2017 has been one of the most active buy out periods for private equity in Australia since the financial crisis With fundraising conditions remaining positive plenty of committed capital needing to be invested and the announcement of a number of large and high profile transactions ...

UK's Financial Conduct Authority report into asset management: guidance for future direction
Insight 06 Jul 2017

ASIC often looks to overseas regulators for inspiration So when a particularly influential regulator publishes a comprehensive report about a large segment of its regulated population including possible new areas for regulation it can pay to take note because it may be a guide to the future ...

Australia's foreign investment regime - regulatory burden reduced
Insight 03 Jul 2017

Significant changes to Australias foreign investment regime came into effect on 1 July 2017 intended to address concerns regarding this regime raised since its introduction in December 2015 The amendments reduce the regulatory burden in a number of key ways and will impact a range of foreign ...

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