Tag: Australian Securities and Investments Commission

February 28, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC and Abu Dhabi Global Market sign co-operation agreement

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) signed an agreement with the Registration Authority (RA) governing the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to enhance co-operation between the two organizations. The partnership will streamline the registration of companies, enhance the sharing of information and expertise, while also providing secondment opportunities within both jurisdictions. James Shipton, Chair…

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February 26, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC bans Foster Stockbroking director for 3 years

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) today issued a statement banning Mark Joseph Hinsley from working in the financial services industry for a period of three years. This is the second ban issued by the Australian regulator this week. Hinsley was a director at Foster Stockbroking Pty Ltd (FSB) where he headed the investment…

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February 25, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

Matthew McCrow, director at Jade Capital Partners, banned by ASIC

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) today announced that it has banned Matthew McCrow from working in the financial services industry for five years starting 15 January 2019. McCrow was a director at Jade Capital Partners, an Australian investment company that provided managed discretionary account (MDA) products to its clients, whose license was cancelled…

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February 21, 2019 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC applauds the enactment of stronger whistleblowing laws

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued a statement applauding the enactment of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 by Parliament on 19 February 2019. According to the new laws: The definition of a whistleblower now includes former and current employees, contractors and officers as well as their spouses and children.…

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November 26, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC urges financial advisers to ensure registration by the end of 2018

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has reminded financial advisers, who are currently authorised, to make sure that they are on ASIC’s Financial Advisers Register no later than 31 December 2018, before new professional standards requirements take effect. Professional standards reforms for financial advisers were introduced in March 2017 to raise the education, training…

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Luxembourg and Australia enter agreement on fintech and regtech
October 05, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

Luxembourg and Australia enter agreement on fintech and regtech

The Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have signed a Cooperation Agreement which provides a framework for cooperation to understand financial innovation in each jurisdiction. The Agreement provides a framework for information sharing between the two regulators on financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech).…

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September 12, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC approves Australian Financial Complaints Authority rules

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has approved the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) Complaint Resolution Scheme Rules and the Terms of Reference of the AFCA Independent Assessor (IA). ASIC is required to approve material changes to the AFCA scheme under the Corporations Act, 2001. This is a key part of ASIC’s role in…

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June 07, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC suspends AFS license of Vesta Living Communities

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced that it has suspended the Australian financial services (AFS) license of Vesta Living Communities Ltd (Vesta) after concluding that it had not maintained adequate compliance measures to meet its license obligations. ASIC found Vesta had not met the organisational competence and financial resource requirements of its license.…

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May 28, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC cancels registration of Victorian auditor

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has just announced that it has cancelled the registration of Victorian auditor, Philip James Dowsley, as a registered company auditor. Mr Dowsley requested the cancellation during the course of proceedings brought by ASIC before the Companies Auditors Disciplinary Board (CADB). The cancellation took effect on 31 March 2018. ASIC…

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May 17, 2018 BY Valentina Kirilova

ASIC permanently bans financial adviser

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced that it has permanently banned financial adviser Ezzat-Daniel Nesseim from providing financial services. ASIC found that Mr Nesseim engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct, that he was not of good fame or character, and that he was likely to contravene a financial services law. In the course…

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