Insights Sectors: Brokers-Dealers

Oct 9, 2023

INSIGHT: Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are you cyber aware?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM). CSAM is an annual reminder for Australians to stay safe online and protect your online information and assets. The theme for CSAM 2023 is ‘be cyber aware – don’t compromise’. CSAM is an opportunity for businesses to review their understanding of ‘cyber security’ as a concept while continuing […]

Apr 9, 2018

INSIGHT: Insurance Broker Remuneration – 5 Legal Considerations  

  1. Commission Documentation Brokers should ensure that all commission, remuneration and financial benefit arrangements with insurers is appropriately documented to include: review process dispute process for conflict about remuneration post – termination payments detail of each component of remuneration such as contingent remuneration, monetary or non-monetary benefits, profit share commission, volume bonuses, or any […]

Nov 30, 2017

INSIGHT: Standard Contract Terms and Conditions for Derivatives Trading and Broker Rights

In derivatives trading disputes a financial services provider may seek to rely on the terms and conditions of the client agreement and trading practices to close out positions. The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has indicated that in resolving disputes concerning a broker’s authority to ‘close out’ or manage a margin, that it will not only […]