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29 November 2021 - Knowledge
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
We revisit key superannuation news, legislation and cases in the past month.
15 November 2021 - Knowledge
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
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
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
In this edition, we revisit key superannuation news, legislation, cases and developments in September.
05 October 2021 - Knowledge
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
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
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
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
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
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.