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.
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Financial Services| 27 Sep 2021
ASIC has released its final guidance on the new hawking regime that commences on 5 October 2021.
Financial Services| 23 Sep 2021
In this edition, we consider the final breach reporting regulatory guide, electronic execution and virtual meetings legislation, judicial commentary in relation to an AFS licensee’s supervisory arrangements, and much more.
Financial Services| 13 Sep 2021
ASIC has now published its updated and final guidance on the new breach reporting regime for AFS and credit licensees that will apply from 1 October 2021.
Financial Services| 30 Aug 2021
In this update, we explore the changes that financial services businesses can expect to see in ASIC’s approach to exercising its investigative and enforcement functions and powers.