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Federal Budget 2021-22 – Superannuation
Insight 12 May 2021

Super fund trustees will likely breathe a sigh of relief that there are no new significant reforms to the superannuation system on the Government's budget agenda. ...

ASIC's report on member experience of superannuation - ASIC continues to set a high bar
Insight 06 Jul 2017

ASIC Report 529 Member experience of superannuation released just a day before the Productivity Commission officially sets its sights on assessing the state of the superannuation system serves as a timely reminder of the ever-increasing expectations of the conduct and disclosure practices of ...

Can super really help housing affordability (and I have not asked should it)?
Insight 07 Jun 2017

The 2017 Budget included proposals intended to reduce pressure on housing affordability Two of them use the superannuation system to do so the First Home Super Saver Scheme and the Reducing Barriers to Downsizing proposal Partner Michelle Levy examines the schemes in more detail ...

Consumer protection in the banking, insurance and financial sector
Insight 10 Mar 2017

The Senate Economics References Committee is conducting an inquiry into the regulatory framework for the protection of consumers in the banking insurance and financial services sector ...

Mandatory margining
Insight 07 Feb 2017

Late last year APRA released the implementation schedule for its long-awaited Prudential Standard CPS 226 Margining and risk mitigation for non-centrally cleared derivatives ...

Insourcing investment management in super - challenges and opportunities for in-house teams
Insight 09 Dec 2016

With the release of an ASFA Best Practice Paper on insourcing investment management we look at some of the challenges and opportunities for in-house legal teams that come with the seemingly inexorable move in the superannuation industry towards insourcing investment management functions ...

Seeking judicial advice on whether to seek judicial advice
Insight 09 Dec 2016

For more than 150 years trustees have been able to obtain advice from courts on matters affecting the management or administration of trust property and on matters respecting the interpretation of trust deeds Trustees would usually only seek such advice however if they had doubts about a proposed ...

The ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce unloaded
Insight 03 Nov 2016

The ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce members and terms of reference have been announced The terms of reference are very broad and come as no surprise with an emphasis on evaluating the adequacy of ASICs enforcement toolkit We analyse the key themes that are likely to emerge ...

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 ...