SIAA Monthly – April 2024

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    • Elizabeth Broderick AO on how to progress gender balance in stockbroking and investment advice
      At the launch of SIAA’s Guidance on improving gender balance in stockbroking and investment advice in March, SIAA’s CEO Judith Fox interviewed Elizabeth Broderick AO. 
    • Carbon markets and the state of play
      ASX recently hosted The Network Forum where Mark Williamson, Executive General Manager from the Clean Energy Regulator presented insights on carbon markets and the current state of play. John Connor, CEO, Carbon Markets Institute and Karen Webb, Head of Issuer Services at ASX joined Mark on stage to discuss recent and future developments in the Australian carbon market. 
    • The suspenseful truth of the overused Suspense account
      Trading Participants must do all things necessary to provide their financial services efficiently, honestly and fairly (Corporations Act s912A). Suspense accounts can be a risk in this area. While many firms use their suspense accounts for bona fide trading activities, there is also a risk that they can also be used inappropriately to hide market misconduct. 
    • Alternative investments and private markets: Scaling up portfolio diversification for wholesale clients 
      Alternative investments and private markets are gaining popularity among wholesale clients, especially millennials, presenting a new revenue opportunity for advice firms. With the new technology services available, such as iCapital, advisers now have access to global alternative markets to help meet this growing demand.