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21 May 2019 - Knowledge
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After a momentous weekend in federal politics, all eyes are now turning to what policies are set to be delivered and what their impact will be on business and the economy.
20 May 2019 - Knowledge
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
14 January 2019 - Knowledge
Financial planners are facing a total ban on trailing commissions attaching to superannuation advice under recommendations contained in the Productivity Commission’s final report on the competitiveness and efficiency of the superannuation industry.
04 December 2018 - Knowledge
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has been powerless in enforcing honest behaviour by superannuation funds because it does not have the legislative muscle to enforce it, the financial services royal commission has heard.