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The rise of 'robo advice'
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • May 6 2015

'Robo advice' is another one of these phrases that we are suddenly seeing everywhere. The idea offers some exciting opportunities for advice

Unravelled: nudge, nudge, think, think - ASIC and behavioural economics
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • April 1 2015

In 2014, ASIC started promoting the use of behavioural economics in its regulatory activities. First there was ASIC's report on Regulating Complex

2015 rings in changes to the FOS Terms of Reference
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • February 28 2015

Following stakeholder consultation during 2014, the board of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has amended its Terms of Reference

Commercial litigation: 10 significant developments in Australia in 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • December 19 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it is timely to reflect on events during the year. While there were many important developments, here are our

Back to the future: FOFA Financial Advice proposals defeated
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 18 2014

With the blocking in the Senate of the Government's proposed amendments to the Future of Financial Advice legislation by the Opposition together with

FSI consumer protection recommendation 26: insurance disclosure tools and calculators
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • December 18 2014

The FSI referred to studies undertaken after natural disasters revealing inadvertent underinsurance due to consumers struggling to make an informed

FoFA regulations passed
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 16 2014

The Corporations Amendment (Revising Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 (the Regulation) was registered yesterday and comes into effect

Partial reinstatement of FOFA regulations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • December 15 2014

On 15 December 2014, the following regulations were registered in the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments: Corporations Amendment (Revising

Financial System Inquiry: Final Report released
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 12 2014

The Financial System Inquiry led by David Murray (Murray Inquiry) released its final report on 7 December 2014 (Final Report) with the aim of

The financial report December 11, 2014 - news from Europe
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, European Union, France, United Kingdom
  • December 11 2014

According to Reuters, France is leading efforts to adopt a financial transaction tax in the EU by 2016. (1292014) FTT. FCA consults on capital