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ASIC in hot water

In the wake of the expenses scandal which has rocked the top echelons of the corporate watchdog, fresh questions are being asked about ASIC's efficacy, but could this be a chance to build a better regulator?
Report

Phoenix activity: recommendations on detection, disruption and enforcement

The aim of this report is to minimise the significant damage that is being done to the Australian economy by harmful phoenix activity without unduly inhibiting legitimate business rescues and beneficial entrepreneurialism.
Report

Review of the financial system external dispute resolution and complaints framework: interim report

The Review Panel’s Terms of Reference require it to examine whether changes to the current external dispute resolution (EDR) framework in the financial sector are needed to deliver effective outcomes for users in a rapidly changing and dynamic financial system. As the impact of financial...
Working paper

Sanctions imposed for insider trading in Australia, Canada (Ontario), HK, Singapore, NZ, the UK and the US: An empirical study

This working paper presents the results of a detailed comparative empirical study of sanctions imposed for insider trading in Australia, Canada (Ontario), Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Insider trading is considered to be a serious form of misconduct...
Working paper

Is Australia's ‘Twin Peaks’ system of financial regulation a model for China?

As China’s financial system has become more complex and integrated, calls have intensified for structural reform. In particular, many commentators have called for China to move towards the twin peaks model of financial regulation along the lines of the experience in Australia. This paper explores...