Posts tagged BEAR
And another thing, I've been wondering, lately

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has identified so many cultural, ethical and management failures that vertical dis-integration, Product Intervention Powers, BEAR and the imposition of Principal Integrity Officers are needed to restore trust. Ignoring current and proposed "regulatory catalysts", I'd suggest that re-defining 'Compliance' is a critical step to restoring trust and creating transparency and accountability.

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PJC to Life Insurance Industry: "must do better"

For an industry already reeling from the implementation of the Life Insurance Framework, and anticipating worse from the Royal Commission, being told by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Life Insurance Industry) that they “must do better” is both depressing and disheartening. However, your mood might change when you notice their focus on the role and influence of product issuers and their attempt to move beyond remuneration arrangements to address systemic. This article will focus on the Consumer Protections, Codes, ASIC and Advice aspects. 

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Planning for 2018: Your Top Three 'Compliance' Priorities

If you’re a Licensee, Compliance Manager or Responsible Manager, you’re forgiven for feeling overwhelmed, fatigued and dispirited. The rate and extent of regulatory change, consistent and critical media coverage, increasing costs and declining revenues and the constant anticipation of regulatory intervention make a challenging job almost impossible. Even with the best of intentions, it's often difficult to prioritise activity when your capacity is consumed by reactive responses to unforeseen issues. This article addresses what we think should be your 'Top Three' priorities for 2018. 

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Trust, Culture and Enforcement

On 12 September 2017, ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft presented at the Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event and articulated his view that ASIC is primarily an enforcement body responsible for promoting investor trust and confidence in financial services. With reference to the ongoing actions involving Commonwealth Bank, NAB and a range of smaller licensees, the Chairman discussed ASIC's priorities and addressed a variety of topics including trust, reputation and culture. This article explores the reasons, consequences and implications of those views. 

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