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Recent FoFA Developments
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • February 2 2016

In April 2013 we considered the potential impact of the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms on claims, and have watched subsequent developments

A Trowbridge to the future of life insurance advice
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 15 2015

ASIC has released Consultation Paper 245 on the implementation of the retail life insurance reforms following the release of the exposure draft of

ASIC finds professional indemnity insurance for financial advisers stable and available, but gaps exist
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • December 14 2015

In ASIC's 14 December 2015 Media Release, ASIC reports that a review of the Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance market aimed at Australian

International regulatory update 30 November - 4 December 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Hong Kong, South Korea, USA, Australia, European Union
  • December 8 2015

The EU Commission has published a proposal for a Regulation on the Prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or a

Treasury invites stakeholder submissions on its draft measures to raise the education, training, and ethical standards of financial advisers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 7 2015

The Treasury has released draft legislation for industry consultation in respect of its measures to raise the education, training, and ethical

New laws target financial adviser competency
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 4 2015

Minimum education standards, a professional training year, a mandatory exam and continuing professional development requirements will be developed by

Australian regulators have corporate culture firmly in their sights
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • December 1 2015

Culture will be front and centre of the regulatory agenda in Australia in 2016. The absence of the right culture in an insurer will be a red flag for

Reform reprieve as minor FOFA amendments pass
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

Resistance in the Senate has led the Federal Government to abandon many of its controversial FOFA reforms announced last year. Minor amendments to

Streamlining the streamlining bill
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 25 2015

In a surprise move, the Senate has agreed to pass a cut-down version of the FOFA Streamlining Bill first introduced into Parliament in March 2014

APRA’s enforcement priorities for RSEs in 2016 - know them well and be prepared
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 25 2015

APRA’s 2015 Annual Report contains good insights into where the regulator intends to focus its scrutiny. Conflicts of interest, insurance in