Topic: ASIC

ASIC is Australia's peak corporate regulator. We can advise members on what it does and what it means for you


Directors Counsel: FoFA being interpreted in the courts

The principles behind the Future of Financial Advice legislation may be emphasised by powers given to ASIC, writes Bob Baxt.

APRA and ASIC’s key insights on risk culture in the financial sector

Poor risk culture at financial institutions has the potential to hurt investors, consumers and the entire financial system. At an AICD event, APRA’s Chairman and an ASIC Commissioner gave their though...

ASIC gets busy with financial reports and information for directors

ASIC has released a number of resources to assist preparers, directors and auditors improve the quality of financial reports in the FY17 reporting season. AICD Senior Policy Adviser, Kerry Hicks, unpa...

What directors need to know: FY17 financial reporting

While directors are not expected to be accounting experts, they play an important role in ensuring the accuracy and quality of annual financial reports. Aletta Boshoff, IFRS Advisory Specialist at BDO...

ASIC shares lessons for emerging market issuers and gatekeepers

The continued prevalence of emerging market issuers has led the corporate regulator to release a report on the key challenges associated with these issuers and what directors and other gatekeepers can...

New study questions enforcement of directors’ duties in Australia

Important new Melbourne Law School study sheds light on the application of penalties for company directors

New reforms for director liability proposed by academics

Deakin University researchers have put forward new ideas for reforming director liability in Australia. The GLC’s Tony Featherstone speaks to the authors.

ASIC’s reporting season reminders

Ahead of reporting season, ASIC has issued two important releases on preparing financial statements and on upcoming changes to accounting standards. AICD Senior Policy Adviser Kerry Hicks explains wha...

Megatrends, Cybersecurity, Innovation and Failure

Leading ASX directors, including Kevin McCann AM FAICD, Wendy Stops GAICD and Roger Corbett AO FAICD, shared practical insights on their toughest challenges at the recent AICD ASX Sector Forum

ASIC calls on directors to be more involved in IPO due diligence

In a review of IPO due diligence, ASIC has found companies are often letting investors down in their preparation of prospectuses. To improve the process, the regulator has urged directors to become mo...
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