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New disclosure rules for hedge funds

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
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  • March 2 2011

ASIC has released Consultation Paper 147 Hedge funds: Improving disclosure for retail investors (CP 147), which describes ASIC's proposal to introduce disclosure principles and benchmarks for hedge funds

Better minerals reporting to benefit Australian mining

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 2 2012

Australian mining and exploration companies stand to benefit from new rules requiring better disclosure about their exploration and mining projects

Do litigation funders need an AFS licence?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 13 2012

The NSW Court of Appeal has delivered the most recent challenge to the Australian litigation funding industry, finding that a funding agreement was unenforceable on the basis that the litigation funder was dealing in a ‘financial product’ without an Australian Financial Services licence

Electronic proxies for listed entities

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 7 2010

Recently the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued a media release (ASIC Media Release 10-85AD) confirming that a listed company can accept proxy votes for general meetings lodged electronically without the need to amend its constitution to expressly permit electronic lodgement

ASIC seeks feedback on financial and training requirements for margin lending facilities

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
  • -
  • July 14 2009

Following the introduction of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009 (Bill) into Parliament on 25 June 2009, ASIC yesterday released two policy proposals, Consultation Paper 108 Margin lending: training of financial advisers and Consultation Paper 109 Margin lending: Financial requirements, which outline how ASIC proposes to: apply training requirements to financial product advisers who advise on margin lending facilities, and apply the financial resource requirements to Australian financial services (AFS) licensees who provide financial services in relation to margin lending facility products

Australia in the Asian century

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia
  • -
  • December 18 2012

The Australian Government recently released the “Australia in the Asian Century White Paper” (White Paper

Facilitating debt raisings

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
  • -
  • December 10 2009

On 7 December 2009, ASIC released a consultation paper that seeks feedback on ASIC's proposal to facilitate offers of quoted corporate bonds and convertible notes

ASIC charges Opes Prime directors

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 29 2010

In early January 2010, ASIC arrested and charged three directors of Opes Prime Stockbroking Limited (OPSL) and Opes Prime Group Limited (OPGL) over their roles in the collapse of the failed stockbroking group

Amendment to Exemption Regulation AFS for investment firms from Australia, Switzerland and the US

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA
  • -
  • April 27 2009

The Exemption Regulation to the Act on Financial Supervision (Vrijstellingsregeling Wft) has been amended to include an exemption to the licence obligation for investment firms providing investment services or investment activities (trading on own account

Will I need an AFS licence to deal in regulated emissions units? Updated draft legislation and new ASIC regulatory guide released

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 21 2012

It was proposed that “Australian carbon credit units” and “eligible international emissions units” be deemed as “financial products” under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act