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JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021   12:28PM
In reviewing decisions made by super funds in relation to unlisted assets early last year, APRA has found an overreliance on external parties like fund managers and asset consultants by some, possibly to the detriment of members. It also found instances of chief investment officers spearheading valuation ...

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Taxpayer bill of rights recommended

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT 2021
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue has recommended that the Australian Tax Office develop a 'bill of rights' for taxpayers.

No proof of member benefit: APRA on super fund spends

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2021
APRA has found instances of expenditure by superannuation funds that does not meet the best financial interests of members, including sponsorship deals and advertising spends with no evidence of member benefit.

Australian corporate bond overhaul

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 26 OCT 2021
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue has released a report aimed at overhauling Australia's corporate bond market.

ASIC sues former Freedom Insurance staff

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 OCT 2021
A former Freedom Insurance director and consultant will head to Federal Court for their alleged involvement in aggressive sales tactics.

Fed to ban policymakers stock, bond trading

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 22 OCT 2021
The Federal Reserve is restricting the investing activities of policymakers and senior staff, including banning them from holding or trading individual stocks and bonds.

CFS fined $20m over super misconduct

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 19 OCT 2021
Colonial First State will pay $20 million for misleading members in its FirstChoice Fund.

ASIC looks to extend CFD intervention

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 19 OCT 2021
The regulator is seeking support from government to extent its product intervention powers on contracts for difference (CFDs) until they are revoked or sunset in 2031.

ASIC calls for stronger whistleblowing policies

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 14 OCT 2021
The corporate regulator has written to the chief executives of large public companies, large private companies and the trustees of superannuation funds to ensure their whistleblowing policies are compliant.

CBA completes review, sued by FWO

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 12 OCT 2021
Commonwealth Bank finalised its three-year action plan by implementing recommendations from a prudential inquiry to improve its governance and culture. At the same time, it has been slammed with court proceedings for underpaying staff over $16 million.
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