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19 August 2021
Govt wants funds to report financials twice a year to ASIC, APRA Connect update, New FAQs on data transformation, International pension body warns of dangers in releasing pension savings in response to the pandemic, More clarity on ministerial powers in relation to FAR: AIST submission, Inquiry into affordable housing
AIST supports the proposed updates to RG 38 to protect consumers from being sold unwanted products. Further guidance is suggested to assist licensees meet the proposed obligations in areas such as technology, consent, underperformance, generic approaches to a fund, and helping members choose products like insurance.
Legislation update - 19 August 2021
18 August 2021
AIST welcomes the proposed introduction of a Compensation Scheme of Last Resort (CSLR) to ensure consumers and small businesses receive compensation resulting from uncompensated losses. AIST reiterates the lack of evidence of uncompensated losses within superannuation and highlights existing industry-funded mechanisms that minimise the risk of these losses occurring.
16 August 2021
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Garry Weaven Emerging Trustee Scholarship.
12 August 2021
Legislation update - 12 August 2021
AIST fully supports the principles of accountability, responsibility, and transparency which underpin the proposed Financial Accountability Regime. Improvements can be made to the Regime, including developing a facility to enable accountable entities to check if potential accountable person candidates have been deregistered...
Flexibility and advice key to retirement income strategies: AIST submission; Super clearing houses excluded from DDO; DDO - ASIC highlights that trustees should share their TMDs with distributors ahead of start date; New APRA FAQs on data transformation; Explanatory statement for anti-hawking regulations; AFCA Panel Member Expressions of Interest; AIST’s weekly update on the status of legislation
10 August 2021
While noting the intent behind the Government’s Retirement Income Covenant is to encourage retirees to spend their superannuation by the time they die, AIST’s submission calls for greater consideration on the needs of the majority of Australians who will be retiring on a full or part pension over the next couple of decades and won’t be passing on large super bequests.
09 August 2021
AIST supports a revised principle-based and flexible retirement income covenant, progressed in tandem as soon as possible with a review of financial advice and a legislated objective of superannuation. Existing retirement income products serve many retirees’ needs and meet the members’ interests.