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Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Through actual superannuation fund board experience, we are conscious of the need for our input to add real value.

Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Our team is among the most experienced in Australia. Our lawyers have experience across the financial services spectrum, including in relation to managed funds, superannuation, insurance, custody, registry and administration. Our deep understanding of the sector means we can deliver advice that is timely, practical and cost-effective, because we can anticipate not only the regulatory and technical issues that may arise, but also be mindful of the political and competitive environment.

Expertise

  • compliance and regulatory issues
  • trust deed and constitution interpretation, reviews and amendments
  • governance issues, including director and trustee duties
  • fund establishments, restructures, mergers, rationalisations and closures, including successor fund transfers and transfers and amalgamations of life insurance business
  • acquisitions and disposals
  • insurance policy review, policy drafting and negotiation, and takeover arrangements
  • insurance claims and disputes, including death benefit allocations, total and permanent disability benefit claims, Superannuation Complaints Tribunal complaints and superannuation-related litigation
  • financial product development
  • financial advice and product distribution
  • investment, including direct investments, derivatives trading, infrastructure and property funds
  • communications and disclosures, including product disclosure statements, prospectuses, and periodic disclosure
  • licensing
  • breach reporting and other liaison with regulators regarding audits and investigations, compliance issues and queries.

Experience

  • experience advising large superannuation funds in relation to their investments in Australia and offshore and associated corporate and commercial issues
  • advice to trustees in respect of important operational fund documents such as trust deeds, administration agreements and custodian agreements.
Bill Glover

Bill Glover

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Melbourne

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Paul Faure

Paul Faure

Partner

Melbourne

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Kylie Wilson

Kylie Wilson

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

17 June 2019 - Knowledge

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has imposed new conditions on AMP Limited’s superannuation businesses including board renewal and the removal of conflicts of interest

04 June 2019 - Knowledge

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ASIC has banned Gold Coast adviser Daniel John Renneberg from providing financial services for five years after a surveillance found that he had failed to act in the best interests of his clients.

20 May 2019 - Knowledge

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ASIC chair James Shipton has called for financial institutions to integrate fairness into their operations, as international financial regulators have said markets are wrestling with regaining trust from investors

07 May 2019 - Knowledge

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On the back of the Association of Financial Advisers’ (AFA’s) strong rebuttal of Industry Super Australia (ISA) calls for a rapid end to all grandfathered commissions, some advisers are warning that salaried industry fund advisers now have a significant advantage.

23 April 2019 - Knowledge

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ASIC has called on superannuation trustees to provide helpful and balanced communications to their members regarding the Protecting Your Super package (PYSP) of reforms, which are due to take effect on 1 July 2019

08 April 2019 - Knowledge

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The Coalition Government is providing expanded access to redress for consumers and small businesses harmed by financial misconduct, as we continue to take action on all 76 recommendations in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

25 March 2019 - Knowledge

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A report by the Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has found that assets held by self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) under 'limited recourse borrowing arrangements' (LRBAs) are unlikely to pose systemic risk to the financial system at this time

12 March 2019 - Knowledge

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ASIC has acted to disqualify, suspend or add conditions to the registration of a number of auditors of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). The actions arose following ASIC concerns about audit quality, independence issues, and failures to meet the fit and proper person criteria or other matters

25 February 2019 - Knowledge

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It is imperative that Government puts the process of legislating the objective of superannuation back on the agenda in 2019. By legislating the objective of superannuation, it would help drive effective policy and the role of all superannuation funds, industry, retail and SMSFs, especially in anticipation of these legislative recommendations

11 February 2019 - Knowledge

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The Coalition Government has agreed to take action on all 76 recommendations contained in the Royal Commission’s Final Report and, in a number of important areas, is going further, including conducting an immediate review of financial counselling services

29 January 2019 - Knowledge

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An SMSF accountant has been charged with multiple counts of criminal conduct and fraud after misusing investor funds, and making false and misleading statements to investors.