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ASIC review of ESG products underway

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 8 JUL 2021
The corporate regulator has confirmed it is undertaking a review of ESG funds, analysing whether they're as 'green' as they claim to be.

Superannuation complaints down 31%: AFCA

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 5 JUL 2021
Member complaints about superannuation to AFCA fell 31% in the year ending 30 June 2021, after a spike in FY20 stemming from the early release of superannuation allowed during the pandemic.

Robinhood hit with record-breaking fine

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021
Trading platform Robinhood has been slapped with a US$70 million fine, deemed to be the largest financial penalty handed down by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

ASIC consults on market integrity rules

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  THURSDAY, 1 JUL 2021
The corporate regulator has opened consultation on proposed amendments to market integrity rules that aim to reduce the regulatory burden on participants.

ASIC looks to tighten crypto ETP oversight

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 JUN 2021
ASIC is consulting on how ETPs investing in cryptoassets can meet existing regulatory expectations, with the regulator particularly interested in identifying suitable cryptoassets for such products and ensuring good practice in terms of pricing and risk ...

Regulators urge wider DDO adoption

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 JUN 2021
Superannuation trustee chief executives have been advised to operate under the assumption that all their offerings must meet the requirements of the Product Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) legislation.

UK bans crypto exchange Binance

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 28 JUN 2021
The UK Financial Conduct Authority has banned well-known and popular crypto exchange Binance from operating in its jurisdiction.

ASIC removes Societe Generale restrictions

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 25 JUN 2021
The corporate regulator has removed AFS licence conditions imposed on the French bank after it breached client money obligations.

Virtual company meetings to stay

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 25 JUN 2021
The government has introduced draft exposure legislation that will allow companies to use technology in meetings while satisfying the Corporations Act 2001 requirements.

AUSTRAC to face scrutiny

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021
The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), which has handed out record fines to the big banks, will face new scrutiny from the Senate.