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
2020Winner_Final_Highres-03

Key contact

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Chris advises on public company takeovers and private M&A deals; business and share sales, equity investments and joint ventures.

Related thinking

Financial Services| 05 Aug 2022

Financial Services in Focus – Issue 70

In this edition, we consider exposure draft legislation to adjust how faith-based super products are treated under the annual performance test, and much more.

Financial Services| 01 Aug 2022

UK seeks to regulate stablecoins as a form of payment

The United Kingdom has introduced the Financial Services and Markets Bill. The Bill seeks to regulate stablecoins in line with financial services laws.

Financial Services| 01 Aug 2022

IOSCO and CPMI release guidance on the application of PFMI to stablecoin arrangements

How does new guidance from IOSCO and CPMI help determine what is considered a ‘systematically important stablecoin arrangement’ for the purposes of PFMI?

Financial Services| 01 Aug 2022

First judicial decision on a mortgagee sale during COVID-19 restrictions

The Victorian Supreme Court has handed down its first judicial decision regarding a mortgagee sale which arose during the COVID-19 lockdowns.