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ASIC foreshadows multiple criminal cases in wake of royal commission
White Collar February 19, 2019 11:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has wasted no time in the wake of a critical report from the banking royal commission, reporting a 50 percent spike in investigations into […]

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ASIC appeals loss in Westpac personal advice case
Financial Services February 18, 2019 5:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has appealed a ruling that two Westpac units did not provide personal financial advice as part of a campaign […]

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Maurice Blackburn faces trade mark infringement suit over Fearless Girl replica
Intellectual Property February 15, 2019 10:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

US financial services giant State Street Global Advisers has brought legal action against Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, alleging the law firm’s plan to erect a copy […]

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Octaviar class action appeal ‘completely misconceived’, Full Court hears
Class Actions February 15, 2019 10:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge’s decision to halt questioning about ASIC emails in a class action trial over the 2008 collapse of finance group Octaviar didn’t shut the case […]

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ASIC to seek harsher penalties against banks, execs
Financial Services February 15, 2019 10:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC will soon have more ammunition to go after corporate wrongdoers, after the Senate passed legislation that arms the regulator to seek harsher civil and criminal […]

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Halted questioning about ASIC emails warrants Octaviar class action re-trial, court hears
Class Actions February 14, 2019 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Critical emails from ASIC regarding a $250 million loan facility to Octaviar Group before its 2008 collapse were not only overlooked by the Public Trustee […]

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Cryptocurrency exchange provider fined for continuous disclosure breach
Securities February 12, 2019 4:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Technology solutions firm Byte Power Group has paid a $33,000 penalty for violating its continuous disclosure obligations by telling shareholders a proposed cryptocurrency exchange was […]

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ASIC targets AMP execs in fees for no service probe, court told
Financial Services February 8, 2019 9:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP executives are the focus of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s investigation of the wealth management firm’s fees for no service scandal, a court […]

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Macquarie advisers who doctored emails win appeal of ASIC’s 10-year bans
Financial Services February 8, 2019 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two Macquarie Private Wealth advisers have successfully appealed an order by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that banned them for 10 years for falsifying […]

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AMP contractor pleads guilty to stealing customer data
Privacy & Cybersecurity February 7, 2019 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A contractor for wealth manager AMP who was arrested while trying to flee the country has pleaded guilty to stealing customer data. 28-year old Chinese […]

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