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Banks set to grin and BEAR new measures to improve individual accountability
Insight 07 Jun 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the domestic banking sectors accountability the Federal Government recently announced a series of measures to join the ongoing global push seeking to improve measures for individual accountability for misconduct The proposed Banking Executives Accountability ...

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 ...

Reporting significant breaches - or something that may (or may not) be a breach?
Insight 05 May 2017

The Taskforce established by Treasury to consider ASICs enforcement powers released its first consultation paper a few weeks ago on breach reporting We examine the most significant of the Taskforces 12 preliminary positions ...

Recent decision on FoFA advice provisions - ASIC v NSG
Insight 05 May 2017

The recent case of ASIC v NSG Services Pty Ltd considers the FoFA best interests and appropriate advice provisions, as well as obligations of licensees. While the facts of the case provide an extreme example of how advisers and licensees can fail to comply with these duties, it also provides some us ...

CIPRs - some interesting findings
Insight 05 May 2017

We recently hosted some workshops in Sydney and Melbourne to discuss the proposed CIPR framework The outcomes of those workshops were interesting - in some respects surprising - and this article provides a brief report ...

A step closer to industry funding of ASIC
Insight 07 Apr 2017

Last week the Federal Government moved another step closer to implementing an industry funding model for the recovery of ASICs costs by introducing the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017 as well as two related Bills into Parliament These Bills implement the recommendations of the ...

Productivity Commission's proposed alternate default models for superannuation
Insight 30 Mar 2017

In the latest and undoubtedly most significant of its reports into the design of default superannuation arrangements in Australia the Productivity Commission yesterday released its Draft Report in relation to Superannuation Alternative Default Models Partner Geoff Sanders of the Allens ...

Innovative Superannuation Income Streams - at last
Insight 21 Mar 2017

Earlier today Treasury released exposure draft regulations for Innovative Superannuation Income Streams They set out income stream standards that will be relevant for products such as deferred annuities and group self-annuitised products The Allens Superannuation team reports ...

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 ...

Clearing the way for social impact investing
Insight 10 Mar 2017

The Commonwealth Treasury is seeking feedback on how to kickstart social impact investment in Australia ...