Tax's detrimental impact on net investment returns
– CIFR CIFR – 31 March 2016 – New research from the
CIFR examines the extent to which tax effects erode investor
returns achieved through active management. The study finds
that tax effects can be substantially detrimental and subsume any
pre-tax alpha that active managers achieve. CIFR CEO said
that funds typically report returns before-tax. However,
domestic investors, which include every Australian with a
superannuation account, should be more concerned about after-tax
ASIC releases 2016 enforcement report ASIC – 30 March 2016 – ASIC has released its
latest enforcement report, highlighting key outcomes for the period
1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015, flagging integrity of financial
market benchmarks and disclosure obligations and market abuse as
key areas of focus for the future. More...
When bad super advice costs you citizenship MEDIA – 30 March 2016 – A superannuation fund
member living overseas renounced to her Australian citizenship
after receiving incorrect advice from her superannuation
APRA releases non-capital components of the supervision
of conglomerate groups (16.11) APRA – 29 March 2016 – APRA has released for
consultation clarifications to the governance and risk management
components of the framework for supervision of conglomerate groups
(Level 3 framework). More...
ASIC consultation: remaking ASIC class orders on
financial services disclosure ASIC – 23 March 2016 –
Consultation Paper 255Remaking ASIC class orders on
financial services disclosure (CP 255) outlines the class
orders proposed to be remade and our rationale for remaking them.
Submissions on CP 255 are due on 26 April 2016.
ASIC rolls-over seven 'sunsetting' payments
class orders ASIC – 23 March 2016 – ASIC today made a new
legislative instrument (ASIC Corporations (Non-cash
Payment Facilities) Instrument 2016/211) to temporarily
replace seven class orders relating to non-cash payment facilities
that were due to expire ('sunset') between 1 April 2016 and
1 April 2017.
Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Bulletin The Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
(SCT) Quarterly Bulletin covering the latest
statistics and cases has been released. More...
Superannuation Complaints Tribunal See the latest decisions of the Superannuation Complaints
Tribunal (SCT) (updated 29 March 2016). More...
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Macro
Realty Developments Pty Ltd  RCA 292 CORPORATIONS – promotion of financial products
– counselling and procuring contraventions of s181(1) of the
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – misleading or
deceptive conduct – contraventions of s1041H of the
Corporations Act and s12DA of the Australian Securities and
Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) – offering of
financial product – provision of financial services –
ss762C, 763A, 763B and 766B of the Corporations Act –
unlicensed provision of financial services – s911A of the
Corporations Act – injunctions and declarations
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