Wealth

 

Wealth management activities comprise a significant part of Australia’s financial system. The sector has experienced rapid expansion over the past two decades. It faces three key challenges in navigating the impact of coronavirus: market volatility, increased operational risks and reliance on digital.

We can help

Our national team of wealth management specialists assists clients navigate all kinds of markets – up, down and everything in between. We combine our in-depth industry knowledge with our legal expertise to help our clients emerge in a position of strength. We are known for our exceptional client service, winning the 2020 Beaton Client Choice Award for Best Provider to Financial & Insurance Services Industry.

Regulators

We have direct experience working with key regulators and industry bodies, such as ASIC, APRA and ACCC. Above all, we help our clients remain focused on delivering results for their stakeholders.

Our clients

We advise some of Australia’s leading wealth management industry participants as well as new entrants from overseas. Our clients offer the full range of wealth services from financial advice and funds management to the distribution of products and insurance policies on behalf of clients. We act for:

  • Financial planners
  • Dealer groups
  • Licensees
  • Fund managers and trustees
  • Investment managers
  • Superannuation funds
  • Accountants
  • Insurance brokers
  • Life and general insurers
  • Private clients

Our expertise

The depth of our expertise covers:

  • Regulatory and compliance (including AFSL and ACL licensing and disclosure documents)
  • Regulatory enforcement (including ASIC relief applications)
  • Funds and assets management and administration
  • Managed investment schemes
  • Design and distribution arrangements
  • Structured products
  • Investment and superannuation platforms
  • Joint ventures
  • Tax
  • Robo advice
  • Blockchain
  • FinTech
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Key contact

Chris Brown is a commercial lawyer with 20 plus years’ experience in corporate transactions and advice.