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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.


APG Regional Regulatory Guide to Asset Management in Asia-Pacific

We collaborated with the ASEAN Plus Group in their inaugural issue of this guide to map the latest state-of-play in the asset management sector across some of the regional group’s jurisdictions, including Australia.

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Recent Posts

26 July 2021 - Knowledge

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The prohibition of hawking superannuation funds only applies to offers made to retail clients, according to the corporate regulator.

13 July 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – June 2021

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In this edition, we revisit key superannuation news and legislative updates in June.

13 July 2021 - Knowledge

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The Morrison Government will provide consumers and industry with greater certainty in relation to the insurance products that will be covered by the deferred sales model and anti-hawking regime.

29 June 2021 - Knowledge

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The Morrison Government is introducing further reforms to strengthen the financial advice sector and implement recommendation 2.10 of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry – the proposed the establishment of a single disciplinary body for financial advisers.

15 June 2021 - Knowledge

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Foreign financial services providers will continue to have relief from holding an Australian financial service licence as the deadline has been extended to 31 March, 2023.

08 June 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – May 2021

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In this edition, we revisit key superannuation news, legislation and cases in May.

31 May 2021 - Knowledge

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The Government’s proposed superannuation performance test needs a two-year trial run as there are potential failures and risks of unintended consequences in the outworking of the test, according to a super body ASFA.

17 May 2021 - Knowledge

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The scammers are promising high returns of 8 per cent to 20 per cent per annum if the investors moved their super balance to a new self-managed superannuation fund.

05 May 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – April 2021

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In this edition, we revisit key superannuation news, legislation and developments in April.

03 May 2021 - Knowledge

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These changes will allow certain AFS licensees to include, where the licensee is a lessee, a right-of-use asset in the calculation of their net tangible assets and, where the right-of-use asset is a current asset, adjusted surplus liquid funds and surplus liquid funds.

19 April 2021 - Knowledge

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ASIC has gained civil penalties totalling $159.8 million in six months in a new record it says will send “strong messages of deterrence”.

07 April 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – March 2021

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In this edition, we revisit key superannuation news, legislation and cases in March.