Activist short selling plays an important role in keeping financial markets accountable and efficient.
ASIC is under pressure to take every significant case to court. But that would delay justice and break its budget.
Effectiveness of Enforceable Undertakings in the financial services industry has been studied for the first time.
ASIC's plan to have enforcement staff work in banks is an important shift in oversight, says UNSW Professor Pamela Hanrahan from UNSW Business School. Tougher penalties for misconduct might be next.
The impact of ASIC and APRA's response to the findings of the banking royal commission could be a gamechanger in 2018.
It seems ASIC and the Director of Public Prosecutions will have no lack of evidence to pursue civil penalties and criminal cases. The bigger issue is what charges to go with.
Professor Pamela Hanrahan and Professor Dimity Kingsford Smith are among the experts who will advise the panel investigating ASIC’s enforcement powers.
To protect financially vulnerable Australians we need to improve financial resilience skills and ensure payday lending regulations are both strong and enforced, write Kristy Muir, Fanny Salignac and Rebecca Reeve.
The proposed takeover of David Jones by the South African-based Woolworths highlights problems with Australian regulations, writes Michael Peters.
It is not sufficient for boards to merely rely on the existence of company insider-trading policies as a defensive mechanism, write Tim L'Estrange and Michael Legg.