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Fashion Law Newsletter - March 2017

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." - Yves Saint Laurent - Welcome to our latest edition of Fashion Law where we provide you with the latest updates on legal issues affecting the fashion industry. In this issue we...more

Reminder: Fee and Cost Disclosure - RG 97 Extension

ASIC's amended fee and cost disclosure requirements for managed investment schemes and superannuation funds are due to commence tomorrow. However, ASIC has granted an extension until 1 September 2017....more

2/2/2017  /  ASIC , Australia , Fees , Investment Schemes

Unpacking the Australian OTC Derivative Reporting Regime

The Australian government has released draft regulations implementing a single sided exemption from the trade reporting regime for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Consultation on the regulations closed in late June and...more

FATCA is Coming

At the end of May 2014, a bill was introduced to the Australian Federal Parliament to give effect to the United States' Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the intergovernmental agreement which was executed by...more

The Future of FoFA

In light of today's announcements from Mathias Cormann, Australia's Minister for Finance, the future of FoFA is becoming clearer. The Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) legislation has been surrounded by uncertainty...more

6/23/2014  /  ASIC , Australia , FOFA Reforms

ASX's mFund and the Best Interests Duty

With the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) set to launch its mFund settlement service in the first half of 2014, investment platform providers and financial advisers need to spend some time coming to grips with the...more

3/7/2014  /  ASIC , Australia , Foreign Investment

Changes to Hedge Fund Disclosure and Reporting Obligations

In October 2013, the Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) announced new reporting and disclosure obligations for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds registered in Australia. By 1 February 2014, fund...more

Proposed FoFA Reforms to Ease Regulatory Burden

In line with their pre-election commitments, on Friday 20 December, the Australian Government announced plans to reform the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) legislation. Many of the changes go beyond what had previously been...more

Australian Financial Services Reforms – New Issues for Superannuation and Hedge Funds

Superannuation fund trustees will be seeking increased input and cooperation from their investment managers in order to comply with new regulatory requirements while hedge funds will need to consider their status under the...more

Advice in a Post FOFA World – Strategic Ripples

There is no doubt that the Future of Financial Advice reforms (FOFA) will significantly transform the advice landscape, and there is debate around which sectors of the advice industry will be the winners, and how long the...more

Curating an Investment Menu – Investment Governance Challenges for Super Trustees

Investment governance expectations on superannuation trustees have risen markedly since the introduction of the StongerSuper reforms....more

Superannuation Funds - Enhanced Investment Management Governance

The Australian Government has been rolling out a series of significant regulatory reforms of the superannuation industry, many of which will commence in 2013. These reforms are fundamentally designed to enhance the prudential...more

Australia's "Significant Investor Visa" Creates Opportunities for Fund Managers

The Australian Government is looking to encourage foreign investment into Australia through the introduction of a new visa pathway for individuals who make substantial investments in Australia. The "Significant Investor Visa"...more

Investment Management in Australia

Asset managers are increasingly looking to Australia as a source of growth and as a gateway to the Asia Pacific region. This overview will assist managers navigate the Australian regulatory landscape. Financial Services...more

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