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JP Morgan wins bid to keep ANZ probe docs confidential
Securities January 8, 2019 9:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

JP Morgan, the reported whistleblower behind a criminal cartel case against ANZ, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.5 billion share placement, has won its […]

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Judge questions Gadens’ cost disclosures in fee spat with client
Business of Law January 8, 2019 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed an assessment of Gadens’ legal costs in a dispute with a client over $665,000 in fees, saying while the application had […]

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Octaviar investors, class action funder dodge indemnity costs
Class Actions January 8, 2019 1:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The investor behind a failed class action against the Public Trustee of Queensland over the collapse of Octaviar Group has escaped a bid by the […]

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In ASIC suit, Dover Financial says ‘client protection policy’ caused no harm
Article January 8, 2019 8:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Defunct financial adviser Dover Financial is seeking evidence to bolster its argument that no clients were harmed by a liability waiver that’s at the centre […]

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ASIC flags new rules for simpler super fee disclosures
Financial Services January 8, 2019 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog has released proposed reforms to fees and costs disclosure requirements for superannuation and managed investment schemes, and the rules would require disclosures […]

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Pitcher Partners fined $5.6M for concealing botched accounting
Financial Services January 7, 2019 8:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners has been ordered to pay more than $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing an amortisation error that caused a well-known […]

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Judge greenlights MWL derivative suit against Focus Financial
Corporate January 7, 2019 11:42 am By Miklos Bolza

Majority shareholders in MWL Financial have won court approval to bring a derivative suit against US-based Focus Financial Partners over an acquisition gone sour. Federal […]

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ASIC mulls appeal of Westpac ‘personal advice’ ruling
Financial Services January 4, 2019 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has not ruled out a challenge to a ruling that two Westpac subsidiaries didn’t provide personal financial advice as […]

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Debt collector fined $750k for harassing stroke victim, single mum
Competition & Consumer Protection December 21, 2018 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Debt collector ACM Group has been hit with a $750,000 fine for engaging in unconscionable conduct by misleading, harassing and coercing two vulnerable customers while chasing […]

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IOOF says APRA should be able to state its case after 3-year probe
Financial Services December 20, 2018 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for two units of embattled wealth manager IOOF and three senior company executives facing claims by APRA have criticised the regulator for filing […]

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