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Government resets education standards

Last week the government issued a proposal paper recommending changes to the education standards set by FASEA. SAFAA has welcomed the proposals set out in the paper. I wish to stress that we support professional and educational qualifications, but we have long advocated that they should accommodate consumer preferences for specialist advice for

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Shortening the settlement cycle

A report issued by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and the Investment Company Institute (ICI) states that US securities are likely to move from trade date plus two days (T+2) to trade date plus one day (T+1) during the first half of 2024.

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ASIC finally responds to 2020 ASX market outage

ASIC’s recent report on the 2020 ASX market outage sets out ASIC’s expectations for market operators, market participants and large institutional investors that will ensure more participants and investors are able and willing to trade on alternate venues in the event of a future market outage. The report notes what SAFAA’s members told

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China remains a high value target zone

By Will Deer, International Equities Investment Specialist, Pengana Capital The recent wave of regulatory reform in China has been highly visible, resulting in a knee-jerk reaction among investors, some of whom are questioning the viability of investing in China. There is precedence for major policy reforms, although historically not at this pace. China

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Beetaloo Basin

By Richard Close, Analyst, Corporate Connect Research The Beetaloo Basin is shaping up to be Australia’s next big hydrocarbon province. 

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