Infringement Notice MDP06/23: Key compliance takeaways from the Markets Disciplinary Panel and ASIC

2024-02-20T11:16:53+11:00

On 23 October 2023, the Markets Disciplinary Panel (MDP) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) published an important update. Infringement Notice MDP06/23 addresses alleged contraventions of the ASIC Market Integrity Rules (Securities Markets) 2017 (MIRs or Rules) by a particular market participant that operated a non-public crossing system (dark pool) from 1 April [...]

Infringement Notice MDP06/23: Key compliance takeaways from the Markets Disciplinary Panel and ASIC2024-02-20T11:16:53+11:00

Infringement Notice MDP05/23: Key compliance takeaways from the Markets Disciplinary Panel and ASIC

2024-02-20T11:17:54+11:00

On 20 September 2023, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued Infringement Notice MDP05/23 to a particular market participant for alleged contraventions under Part 7.2A.04 of the Corporations Regulations 2001. The notice addressed concerns about a client’s trading behaviour. Activity considered suspicious occurred during the Closing Single Price Auction (CSPA) between March and November [...]

Infringement Notice MDP05/23: Key compliance takeaways from the Markets Disciplinary Panel and ASIC2024-02-20T11:17:54+11:00

Keep the regulatory change transition simple to avoid adviser fatigue

2024-03-12T09:22:58+11:00

Regulatory change for advisers has, regrettably, become more of a constant than the exception. But with the minister’s QAR reforms laid before us, a concentrated period of change looms. […]

Keep the regulatory change transition simple to avoid adviser fatigue2024-03-12T09:22:58+11:00

A deep dive into the Market Disciplinary Panel outcome related to buy-backs

2023-09-14T12:31:02+10:00

On 31 March 2023, the Markets Disciplinary Panel (MDP), a peer review and enforcement body set up by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), issued an infringement notice to a Market Participant (the Participant) for alleged contraventions of the ASIC Market Integrity Rules (Securities Markets) 2017 (MIRs). The conduct occurred in September 2021, when [...]

A deep dive into the Market Disciplinary Panel outcome related to buy-backs2023-09-14T12:31:02+10:00

ASIC’s 2023 Enforcement Priorities: Misconduct in crypto assets

2023-07-31T14:48:02+10:00

Every year, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announces its Enforcement Priorities — areas of focus that will guide its efforts and help financial firms know where to make improvements. For 2023, ASIC’s Enforcement Priorities include something that may feel novel: “Misconduct involving high-risk products including crypto assets.” […]

ASIC’s 2023 Enforcement Priorities: Misconduct in crypto assets2023-07-31T14:48:02+10:00

Interview: Are you ready for annual compliance reviews?

2023-07-31T14:47:12+10:00

All Australian Financial Service Licence (AFSL) and Australia Credit Licence (ACL) holders have certain responsibilities. These obligations are listed under section 912A of the Corporations Act, as enforced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).  Generally speaking, you must: Demonstrate compliance with these obligations. Ensure you have adequate financial, technical and human resources to [...]

Interview: Are you ready for annual compliance reviews?2023-07-31T14:47:12+10:00

ASIC Market Integrity Update: What you need to know

2023-09-14T16:20:45+10:00

In May 2023, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released Issue 148 of its Market Integrity Update. The publication includes important information for market participants, including guidance for assessing cyber capabilities, reports on criminal sentences throughout the industry and — perhaps most importantly — a look at the updated market integrity rules penalty regime.  [...]

ASIC Market Integrity Update: What you need to know2023-09-14T16:20:45+10:00
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