Where are we up to again? Insurance regulation over the horizon

By Philip Hopley The Australian regulatory financial services sector has certainly been giving props to Greek philosophy of late with its channelling of Heraclitus' statement that "there is nothing permanent except change." Now that the dedicated insurance hearings at the… Read more

Contrasting Regulatory Approaches to FinTech

Written by Amy Ciolek, Nicola Greenberg and Kishaya Delaney Various crypto news sites are publishing that the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has accepted 11 blockchain-based financial service providers into its recent (4th) SandBox cohort.  This includes startups testing cryptoasset… Read more

Cyborg Advice

Written by the one and only Michael Vrisakis Yesterday’s Financial Review contained an article by James Eyers (page 22) which touched on what we will call “Cyborg Advice”; that is hybrid advice involving man and machine. The article notes that… Read more

ASIC updates its ICO guidance

What this means for you Initial Coin Offering (ICO) issuers have been placed on notice that from 19 April 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delegated powers to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to enable… Read more