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Fund and asset management: Getting back to basics

Australia - February 13 2019 The Final Report contains a series of recommendations which, when implemented, will require fund and asset management firms to reassess their…

Fiona Smedley, Yorick Ng.

High Court Clarifies Uncertainty Surrounding Amendment of Registered Scheme Constitutions

Australia - December 17 2018 The High Court's decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Lewski [2018] HCA 63 has clarified the uncertainty around the meaning…

Fiona Smedley, Julian Vertoudakis, Yorick Ng.

ASIC releases updated guidance on registered scheme constitutions

Australia - June 14 2013 ASIC has released its update of Regulatory Guide 134 Managed Investments: Constitutions (RG 134). This follows the release of ASIC’s Consultation…

Matthew Farnsworth, Nick Yao.

ASIC releases guidance on new disclosure benchmarks and principles for hedge funds

Australia - September 20 2012 On 18 September 2012, ASIC released guidance on new disclosure benchmarks and principles for hedge funds in the form of Regulatory Guide 240 entitled ‘Hedge funds: Improving disclosure’ (RG 240).

Jenny Huang, Yorick Ng.

Responsible entities face increased challenges in setting issue prices for capital raisings

Australia - July 8 2011 The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) allows the responsible entity of a managed investment scheme to amend the scheme constitution without unitholder approval if the responsible entity reasonably considers that the changes are not adverse to unitholders’ rights.

Michael Ziegelaar, Philippa Stone.