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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

29 November 2021 - Knowledge

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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

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

15 November 2021 - Knowledge

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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

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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.

18 October 2021 - Knowledge

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The record of advice relief measure is extended to April 2022, as well as the “time critical” relief measure that gave financial advisers additional time to give their clients an SoA.

08 October 2021 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – September 2021

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

05 October 2021 - Knowledge

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With more than one million super fund members in underperforming funds now having received notification from their fund, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees is urging members to take the time to understand their options.

20 September 2021 - Knowledge

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In a heated debate during the Parliamentary enquiry of common ownership of markets in Australia, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has accused the committee of dealing in “conspiracy theories”.

06 September 2021 - Knowledge

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A recent ASIC survey of registrable superannuation entities (trustees) about their preparedness for the new enforceable internal dispute resolution obligations has identified some important areas requiring further work.

01 September 2021 - Knowledge

ASIC abandons its ‘why not litigate’ approach to enforcement – what’s next for auditors?

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In its latest corporate plan, ASIC pivots away from its ‘why not litigate’ enforcement approach and reports on its first criminal prosecution for auditing breaches. Will this impact auditors’ existing obligations?

30 August 2021 - Knowledge

Fees and costs disclosure in PDSs – a quick guide for the early adopters

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We provide a quick guide to assist you with drafting or restructuring PDSs to disclose fee and costs data in compliance with the ASIC Corporations (Disclosure of Fees and Costs) Instrument 2019/1070.

23 August 2021 - Knowledge

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Failure to ensure clients understand risk profile questionnaires can mean advisers fail the ‘know the client’ obligation and leave them open to a complaint, according to a report.