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Wednesday 26 April 2017

At the 2017 ASIC Annual Forum, ASIC Chairman, Greg Medcraft, said that the one of the issues that came out of the recent parliamentary financial inquiry is that of completion.

When digital disruption and the rise of fintech exploded in the media space a year ago, the proposed regulatory sandbox for fintech was seen as a kind of solution to lev...

By Kwame Slusher

This article has been republished from the Financial Crime Edition. Click here to download or scroll down. 

by Vivienne Begg

As an experienced facilitator of a range of writing courses, I’m getting more and more requests from organisations and individuals looking for courses on writing business cases.

So, what is a business case? Typical...

By Kwame Slusher

Tuesday 25 April 2017

When it comes to digital identity and cyber risk, the discussion can sometimes seem endless. At the recent ASIC Annual Forum 2017, it therefore came as little surprise that the focus was on technology and its impact on regulators and industry alike. And according to ASIC Chairman, Greg Medcraft, cyber technology could well be the next ‘black swan...

By Kwame Slusher

* This article was originally published in the Financial Crime Edition. Click here to read this article or scroll down. 

By Hayden Best

In December 2016, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) released its Anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism monitoring report,
[1] commenting on key themes and concerns arising from thei...

By Kwame Slusher

Tuesday 18 April 2017

According to Robert French AC, former Chief of Justice of the High Court of Australia, “Convergence and mutual recognition in relation to financial services is of particular importance for Australia. We have a very strong position as a provider of such services. It is reflected in the very large amount of funds under management in this country.”

By Kwame Slusher

Recently, GRC Professional caught up with Paul Muthaura CEO of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) who has held various roles in the CMA over the last 12 years, and has been CEO of the Kenyan Regulatory body for the last five years. Kenya is home to one of the first successful fintech solutions to effectively leverage mobile money platforms.  T...

By Kwame Slusher

ASIC Media Release

ASIC has today released a consultation paper on its proposal to develop and implement a Financial Services Panel (the Panel).

The Panel would add a strong element of peer review to ASIC's administrative decision making processes.

ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft said, 'ASIC's aim in establishing a Panel is to enhance the...

By Kwame Slusher

AUSTRAC information was the catalyst for a law enforcement investigation into the unexplained wealth of two entities. The subjects of the proactive AUSTRAC referral were a married couple identified as moving large and unexplained amounts of cash domestically as well as sending...

By Kwame Slusher

APRA Media Release


Keynote address at the AFR Banking & Wealth Summit 2017, Sydney

5 April 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the third AFR Banking & Wealth Summit. This is the third time I have been asked to speak at this event, and I am going to return to my usual theme: the strength in t...

By Kwame Slusher

What are some of the OAIC’s concerns about the attitudes towards data protection in Australia?

Many organisations still believe privacy and data protection is about secrecy. Privacy, in a customer content, is about transparency as well as protecting personal information. It means being clear about what data you collect and how you’ll use it, ...

By Kwame Slusher