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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

10 May 2022 - Knowledge

Cyber security becomes a regulatory concern

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Regulatory, #Data & Privacy, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

ASIC brings its first case against a financial services licencee for failures of authorised representatives to adequately manage their cyber risk.

10 May 2022 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – April 2022

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

A summary of key superannuation news, cases and legislative developments in the past month.

12 April 2022 - Knowledge

ASIC releases internal dispute resolution data reporting requirements

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has released a handbook to assist financial services licensees comply with the mandatory data reporting on their internal dispute resolution procedures.

05 April 2022 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – March 2022

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

A summary of key superannuation news, cases and legislative developments in the past month.

15 February 2022 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – December 2021 & January 2022

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

A summary of key superannuation news, cases and legislative developments in the past two months.

09 February 2022 - Knowledge

What’s in store for Australia’s cryptocurrency market in 2022?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Recent survey data shows that 17 per cent of Australians currently own cryptocurrency, making Australia one of the world’s most significant adopters of cryptocurrency on a per capita basis. But the lack of regulation, rise in crypto-related scams and the potential use of the currency in money laundering and cyber attacks sound a warning bell for regulators and investors.

08 February 2022 - Knowledge

Are you ready for the Better Advice Act?

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The Better Advice Act commenced on 29 October 2021 and introduced a number of requirements for financial advisers. This article focuses on the new ASIC panel and its implications for financial advisers.

13 December 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – November 2021

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

We revisit key superannuation news, legislation and cases in the past month.

29 November 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

The APRA has released its final prudential practice guide on climate change financial risks, following consultation on the draft Prudential Practice Guide CPG 229 Climate Change Financial Risks (CPG 229) released in April this year.

19 November 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – October 2021

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

We revisit key superannuation news, legislation and cases in the past month.

15 November 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Changes to the superannuation portfolio holdings disclosure regulations will achieve greater transparency for consumers, according to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.

01 November 2021 - Knowledge

Inside track: Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Following the release of Choice super data, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees is calling for the Government to amend legislation to prevent any member being stapled to an untested or persistently underperforming super product.