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Financial product advice after the Westpac case


Posted By on 18/02/21

By Darrell Choong (Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel) The highest court in the land has clarified what “personal advice” entails in the context of financial product advice, in Westpac Securities Administration Ltd v ASIC [2021] HCA 3. Financial advisers, and people involved with superannuation matters, need to pay close attention to the guidance provided … Read more

Super Alert – 11 December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. Parliament has had a busy week passing two superannuation Bills and introducing a further Bill to implement outstanding Royal Commission recommendations (which includes the ban on advice fees from MySuper products). ASIC has also deferred the start date for the portfolio holdings disclosure requirements.  ASIC … Read more

Insolvency Reforms – Key to survival in 2021

Aside from the severe health crisis coronavirus has caused, it has also crippled the economy and people’s livelihoods. Many financially strong and viable Australian businesses are having to deal with these unanticipated circumstances, resulting in their trade coming to a standstill through no fault of their own. One of the hardest hit sectors are small … Read more

Super Alert – 4 December 2020

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. The regulators have provided a variety of news updates this week, including an ASIC consultation paper on consumer remediation, the publication of a new issue of APRA Insight and an information sheet which explains the proposed AFSL requirements for entities providing insurance claims handling services.  … Read more

KHQ acts for Olikka in acquisition by Accenture


Posted By on 2/12/20

Melbourne based cloud services provider, Olikka, has been acquired by global tech giant Accenture, for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition enhances Accenture’s cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 2011, Olikka has built a solid reputation for its native cloud-based application development, cloud modernisation development and security expertise, and is recognised as a … Read more