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Expanded ban on employer incentives for super - amendment passed in the Senate
Insight 15 Feb 2019

The Senate has passed amendments that will greatly expand the scope of the prohibition on trustees and their associates providing incentives to employers in section 68A of the Superannuation Industry Act 1993 ...

Round 5: Superannuation
Insight 11 Feb 2019

Perhaps the biggest issue dealt with in the superannuation hearings is how various forms of conflicts create perverse incentives for trustees to not comply with their duties. ...

The future age of AI
Insight 01 Feb 2019

We will be able to cease speculation on what is in or not in the Final Report of the Financial Services Royal Commission on Monday evening or after whatever time it takes to read and digest ...

Productivity Commission's report on superannuation - an odd mix of recommendations
Insight 01 Feb 2019

The Productivity Commission's report on superannuation has provided an odd mix of reccomendations ranging from uncontroversial to outright bizarre, Senior Regulatory Counsel Michael Mathieson writes. ...

Changes to the FSC Life Insurance Code of Practice
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Proposed changes to the FSC Life Insurance Code designed to improve standards in product design sales underwriting customer service complaints and claim handling are afoot and the deadline for comments is fast approaching ...

Comments invited on proposed retirement income product disclosure
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Treasury has released a consultation paper on a new proposed simple standardised product disclosure document as part of the Federal Governments framework for Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement ...

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. ...

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 ...