December 2014


December 19, 2014 5:46 PM | Posted by Richard Batten | Permalink
Our most recent briefing, Financial System Inquiry: Final Report, discusses the various recommendations and observations made by the Murray Inquiry. read more
December 17, 2014 4:21 PM | Posted by Richard Batten | Permalink
Treasurer Joe Hockey and David Murray have released the final report of the Financial System Inquiry. In this short video, Richard Batten explains some of the elements of the report and its implications. read more
December 16, 2014 9:35 AM | Posted by Paul Schoff, Eric White | Permalink
In commenting on the design of Australia's superannuation system, the Inquiry draws on Chilean experience. Regrettably and perhaps unwittingly, the Inquiry also seems to have drawn on the early 1970s Chilean socialist experiments with Big Data in developing its thoughts and recommendations around access and use of private sector data. read more
December 12, 2014 9:50 AM | Posted by Maged Girgis | Permalink
An interesting point highlighted the comments of the FSI Report was regarding auctioning default fund status. read more
December 11, 2014 5:12 PM | Posted by Richard Batten | Permalink
While we welcome the final report of the Financial Systems Inquiry and its recommendations, we are concerned that there is a risk of fragmentation or cherry picking if some elements are addressed and not others. read more
December 11, 2014 3:14 PM | Posted by Richard Batten | Permalink
Recommendations in the final FSI report propose new duties for issuers and distributors of financial products relating to the design and method of distribution of products. read more
December 10, 2014 1:52 PM | Posted by Brendon Watkins | Permalink
The FSI Report has recommended that Government should consult with relevant stakeholders to consider the introduction of 'safe harbour' provisions for directors engaged in restructuring efforts, and the suspension of ipso facto clauses during a restructuring. read more
December 8, 2014 5:59 PM | Posted by Richard Batten, Stuart Johnson | Permalink
The Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry was released on the weekend. Here, we discuss key points arising from the Report and Mr Murray's speech to CEDA. read more
December 8, 2014 4:47 PM | Posted by Richard Batten | Permalink
Yesterday the final report on the Financial System Inquiry was released, covering 44 recommendations across a range of industries. read more