Policy Briefing: RG97 Regime Update (Sydney)

General Session

ASIC recently released its long-awaited Consultation Paper in relation to proposed amendments to the RG 97 regime. This follows on from the Darren McShane report of August 2018 to ASIC.  

For the Sydney event, Jon Ireland of Norton Rose Fulbright and Austin Bell of Johnson Winter & Slattery will discuss RG97, the draft documents, their implications for the industry and the way forward. 














     Jon Ireland
     Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright

     Jon is a leading corporate and financial services lawyer, specialising in complex
     transactions, funds management and investment distribution.  

     Jon provides advice to leading Australian and international financial services clients on
     the full range of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues facing these businesses.
     He has considerable experience advising them on significant strategic initiatives
     including cross-border transactions, entering the Australian market, acquisitions,
     disposals and restructuring of their businesses.

     Jon also regularly advises on day-to-day funds management issues including fund
     structuring, disclosure, investment management and outsourcing arrangements. He
     has particular expertise in the area of investment distribution and has advised on key
     projects for financial institutions in the areas of platforms and advice.

     Recently, Jon advised a global fund manager on the establishment of $2bn and $5bn
     fund-of-one registered schemes as part of the expansion of its Australian business.
     Jon has also advised on the establishment of a fully digital investment platform, the
      negotiation of material outsourcing arrangements for a global investment bank and a
     scheme modernisation project for a leading Australian fund manager. Jon's experience
     also includes advising on the establishment of the Australian operations of a global
     diversified financial services business, including regulatory and corporate issues
     related to its expansion.

     Jon's clients value his advice on recent law reforms, including around fees and costs
     disclosure (RG 97) and the incoming product design and distribution obligations. Jon is
     a regular participant on Financial Services Council working groups and has experience
     working with ASIC and Treasury on material law reforms.


     Austin Bell
     Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery

     Austin Bell is a partner of Johnson Winter & Slattery. He practises corporate and
     financial services law, with a particular focus on investment funds and hedge funds. He
     advises domestic and international fund managers on all aspects of the Australian
     regulatory regime, including establishing and restructuring investment vehicles,
     Australian financial services licensing, disclosure obligations and negotiating contracts.

     Austin is admitted to practise in Quebec, Canada, New York and NSW. He is ranked in
     Chambers Asia-Pacific and listed in the Experts Guide: Guide to the World's Leading
     Investment Funds Lawyers as an outstanding practitioner in this field.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Financial Services Council - King Room, Level 24, 44 Market Street, Sydney

$0.00 (incl. GST)

**Member only event