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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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.
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.
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
- Fund managers and trustees
- Investment managers
- Superannuation funds
- Insurance brokers
- Life and general insurers
- Private clients
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
- Robo advice
Financial Services| 21 Dec 2021
In this edition, we consider a case on misleading or deceptive marketing practices for a credit fund, the Government’s response to payments reviews and payment reforms, and much more.
Financial Services| 26 Nov 2021
In this edition, we consider ASIC’s new guidance on cryto-asset licensing and market regulation, new and updated APRA FAQs on a range of matters and a suite of ASX regulatory updates, and much more.
Financial Services| 22 Oct 2021
A quick reminder that Directors can apply for a Director Identification Number (DIN) from 1 November 2021, and existing directors must have applied for a number by 30 November 2021.
Financial Services| 18 Oct 2021
In this edition, we consider the new DDO interim instruments, ASIC’s updated anti-hawking regulatory guidance and updates in relation to the new breach reporting regime and internal dispute resolution requirements, and much more.