On 29 November 2019, ASIC finalised the revised fees and costs disclosure requirements for PDSs and periodic statements, including an updated Regulatory Guide 97.

The new rules will apply to all:

  • PDSs issued on or after 30 September 2020, and
  • periodic statements (ongoing or on exit) for a reporting period that commences on or after 1 July 2021 (subject to potential early 'opt-in').

Issuers will therefore need to take stock of their current position and have a clear plan in place in the New Year for transitioning to the new requirements. While 'opt-in' applies for certain periodic statements, there is no ability to 'opt-in' early to the new requirements for PDSs.

The new rules and guidance follow ASIC's Consultation Paper 308 Review of RG 97 Disclosing fees and costs in PDSs and periodic statements released earlier this year, and Report 581 Review of ASIC Regulatory Guide 97: Disclosing fees and costs in PDSs and periodic statements.

ASIC's revised guidance is available here.

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