compliance

Policy and Regulation

ISA campaign against bank cross-selling overlooks regulation

Industry Super Australia (ISA) research has not sufficiently addressed exemption regulation in its claim that banks have been involved in systemic breaches of the Superannuation Industry Supervision (SIS) Act, a superannuation legal expert said. ISA has taken a broad brush stroke approach to section 68A of the Act summing it up as prohibiting the offering […]
Custody

APRA lambasted over cost of compliance

APRA came under fire from speakers at the Investment Administration Conference for the cost and impractical nature of  much of the compliance with new regulation. On a panel session on the subject of Stronger Super held in Sydney on February 12,  APRA general manager Greg Brunner, heard of the stress that compliance was causing for […]
Investment Strategy

2014 – the hardest year yet for compliance

Those helping super funds to manage their investment data report an industry groaning under the weight of more compliance than it has ever faced before. Providers say the cost of increased workloads and systems build will be passed back to members, while opportunity costs are being incurred from the holding up of innovation. DST Global […]
Investment Strategy

Three-day roll-overs adds to list of compliance woes

Difficulties meeting the three day turn around for member transfers, a statutory obligation from January 1, 2014, has brought renewed concern at the practicality of super funds coping with regulation. Graeme Arnott, chief operating officer at First State Super, said that his fund and much of the industry were under “immense pressure” to carry out […]
Investment Strategy

Treasury needs to open up on portfolio disclosure

The Treasury still has much more detail to provide on portfolio disclosure requirements before it can be viewed as workable, according to Unisuper’s head of investment law and compliance. Luke Barrett, who is responding to the Better Regulation and Governance discussion paper from the Treasury, is working with the Law Council of Australia’s superannuation committee […]
Hedge Funds

Protective legislation to raise compliance costs

The trend towards greater active foreign-currency management is to collide with a hike in compliance costs, delegates of the National Australia Bank Superannuation FX Conference heard. Half of all funds now take currency hedging decisions at a total portfolio level, up from 8 per cent in 2003, and are increasingly using tailored strategies, rather than […]
Policy and Regulation

Policing super payments

In the 22 years since its inception, Industry Funds Credit Control (IFCC) has secured more than $1 billion of unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions from employers. David Gibson, general manager of IFCC, says that between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2011, the IFCC secured about $400 million of missed SG payments; in the 2011-12 […]
Policy and Regulation

Risk standards: keep them simple

In addressing new compliance standards for risk, QANTAS Super has increased the scope of its trustee liability insurance. The move is one of a range of measures to comply with the new prudential standards framework. The insight from Hugh Loughrey, head of legal, risk and compliance for the fund, was made at an Association of […]
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