As Active Super gets sued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, other super funds will feel pressure to beef up their processes and understanding of ESG to ensure they don't fail under regulatory scrutiny.
Australian super funds overstating the positive environmental impact of their portfolios are coming under fire as the country’s financial watchdog increases focus on greenwashing.
CSRC chief’s job at risk; HKMA fines Indian bank; FSB delays risk assessment protocols; Asic sees strong fintech progress; and SEC to enforce pay ratio disclosure.
SFC bans ex-head of Ping An Securities; Australia clamps down on collective action; MAS looks at crowdfunding; Transparency for US systemic risk process; HK waives ETF tax; China rules to hit foreign IT.
Taiwan unveils Singapore stocks link; Australia secures RQFII quota; PBoC releases RQDII rules; Thai Reits set for inheritance tax; Hong Kong signs Fatca as deadline looms; chairmen set for cross-Strait talks; Stability Board urges unity; and Asic eyes disclosure innovation.
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission alleges that Goldman Sachs caused the price of a stock to climb 95% because of an erroneous trade order.
The country's regulator is introducing mandatory reporting and clearing in stages. But fund managers would be better able to implement the rules if they were introduced at the same time, observers argue.
Australia issues disclosure guidelines; Hong Kong starts consultation process; HK, Malaysia join forces to foster Islamic finance; Thailand mulls capital gains tax on stocks; Taiwan to scrap overseas investment cap; PBoC vows to tackle wealth products.
Following the failure of two recent ventures by Australia Securities Exchange, an executive from the bourse warns that the success of new platforms depends on drawing liquidity together.
HK, Singapore complete Fatca talks; insider traders face Hong Kong ban; Australia eyes deregulation; EU reconfirms transaction tax; HK issues product approval guidelines; US gives green light on OTC Clear.
Over-regulation of Australia’s self-managed superannuation funds could restrict trustees from investing in riskier assets to meet return targets, says Aaron Dunn of The SMSF Academy.
The firm will be better able to source block liquidity in Asia as a result, says regional head equity trader Lee Bray. Meanwhile he is relaxed about potential curbs on dark pool usage.