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CCIV – A new structure for collective investments

02 May 2022
CCIV – A new structure for collective investments

David Court

Partner

From 1 July 2022, a new type of investment product – the Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) – will be able to be established by Australian fund managers. In this…...

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Crypto regulation on the horizon: Treasury’s new consultation paper on crypto asset secondary service providers

27 Apr 2022
Crypto regulation on the horizon: Treasury’s new consultation paper on crypto asset secondary service providers

Paul Derham

Managing Partner

Last month, Treasury released a Consultation Paper outlining the Government’s proposed approach to regulating crypto assets.  The Consultation Paper sets out options for a licensing and regulatory regime for ‘crypto…...

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Consumer Data Right access expanded to ‘trusted advisers’

05 Apr 2022

Katherine Temple

Senior Associate

Important changes have been made to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules that enable ‘trusted advisers’ to access consumer data via the CDR regime, including suitably accredited financial advisers, lawyers,…...

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Blockchain bricks and crypto cathedrals: a breakdown of the key terms

08 Mar 2022
Blockchain bricks and crypto cathedrals: a breakdown of the key terms

Sarah Archer

Senior Associate

There’s a saying in improv: “Bring a brick, not a cathedral”. While improv and the wonderful world of crypto aren’t comparable, the saying is a good reminder that you don’t…...

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AFCA receives its first report card

02 Mar 2022
AFCA receives its first report card

Rachel Erlich

Senior Associate

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (“AFCA”) has received its first report card since it commenced operations on 1 November 2018. The legislation establishing AFCA required the Minister (for Superannuation, Financial…...

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What’s the difference between a standard AML program and one that a financial adviser needs (also called a “special program”)?

16 Feb 2022
What’s the difference between a standard AML program and one that a financial adviser needs (also called a “special program”)?

Naomi Fink

Senior Associate

If a business or entity provides one or more designated services (listed in section 6 of the AML/CTF Act) and is geographically linked to Australia, it will be required to…...

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I’m in Financial Services, but why do I need a Financial Services Lawyer?

07 Feb 2022
I’m in Financial Services, but why do I need a Financial Services Lawyer?

Grant Holley

Partner

If you’re lucky, you haven’t needed the services of a lawyer much.  You’ve managed to stay clear of conflict.  Or if not, you’ve sorted it out without fronting a court…...

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Are changes coming to the wholesale client eligibility rules?

01 Feb 2022
Are changes coming to the wholesale client eligibility rules?

David Court

Partner

In a previous article we looked at various regulatory issues and concerns which have arisen with the current legal definitions of wholesale and retail clients under the Corporations Act 2001 (the "Act")…...

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What are design and distribution product governance arrangements?

12 Jan 2022
What are design and distribution product governance arrangements?

Michael Mavromatis

Partner

With the recent commencement of the design and distribution regime, product issuers were required to comply with the new requirements by 5 October 2021. The design and distribution obligations (DDO)…...

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