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10 August 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC has cancelled the Australian financial services (AFS) licence of Global Merces Funds Management Limited (Global Merces) effective 20 July 2020.
03 August 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we look at the claim by a holder of Australian Government bonds that Commonwealth officials misled and deceived investors by failing to adequately disclose climate risks in the relevant disclosure documentation.
28 July 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC released minor amendments to the fees and cost disclosure regime for issuers of superannuation and managed investment products.
13 July 2020 - Knowledge
The Australian Federal Police freezes more than 50 bank accounts suspected of defrauding the Government's program that allows early access to superannuation, which was introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
02 July 2020 - Knowledge
We wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in June.
01 July 2020 - Knowledge
Superannuation funds have delivered substantial benefit to members in the 2019-20 financial year, despite the most challenging investment and employment conditions in recent memory, according to ASFA. Analysis indicates that Australians have also benefitted from superannuation in other ways over the financial year .
16 June 2020 - Knowledge
Following an ASIC investigation, former Sydney financial adviser Sam Maxwell Henderson has been charged with three counts of dishonest conduct and two counts of giving a disclosure document knowing it to be defective. The charges relate to alleged false representations made by Mr Henderson that he had a Master of Commerce.
02 June 2020 - Knowledge
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has received over 3180 COVID-19 related financial complaints since the coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic in March.
01 June 2020 - Knowledge
We examine the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2019, which will be brought before Parliament in mid-June, and consider the impact should the Bill be passed. Plus, other key news, legislation, cases and developments in superannuation in May 2020.
19 May 2020 - Knowledge
APRA has published its first round of fund-level data on the superannuation early release measure, reporting two weeks into the scheme, the 10 funds with the highest number of applicants had paid out a total of $4.2 billion.
06 May 2020 - Knowledge
ASIC has permanently banned an ACT financial adviser over dodgy SMSF advice, and banned another from NSW for three years for failing to consider clients' best interests.
04 May 2020 - Knowledge
In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in April.