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Unformatted text preview: niﬁcant penalties apply to both the fund advisers. and the recipient if a beneﬁt is unlawfully released early. For more information, see ASIC Policy Statement (PS) Before considering an early release of beneﬁts, trustees 168 Disclosure: Product Disclosure Statements (and other of superannuation funds should seek independent advice disclosure obligations) at www.asic.gov.au from an Australian tax professional who is familiar with the The product disclosure statement must be clear, concise,
effective and contain the information an employee would superannuation legislation or note the warnings on the Tax MUST NOT MAKE FALSE OR MISLEADING
STATEMENTS ABOUT THE FUND Ofﬁce website at www.ato.gov.au/super conduct. This might include: PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND
ON REQUEST ■ making false or misleading statements, for example Trustees must comply with their obligation to provide A trustee must not engage in misleading or deceptive about whether the fund is a complying fund or eligible relevant information about their fund on request. This choice of superannuation fund, or about the features includes requests from members for additional information. of a fund (including its fees, costs and ﬁnancial
■ failing to provide certain information about the fund. 10 ■ CHOICE OF SUPERANNUATION FUND ASSURE THE FUND’S OPERATIONAL
FRAMEWORK Financial advisers need to ensure they have the right Trustees of superannuation funds need to ensure that superannuation (for example, personal or general advice). authorisations to cover the advice they give about the fund’s operational and IT systems can service their
a robust and efﬁcient way, without increasing the fund’s FULFIL THEIR AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL
SERVICE LICENCE OBLIGATIONS risks. The fund should have a risk-management strategy A licensed ﬁnancial adviser must act honestly, efﬁciently that explicitly addresses these requirements, both at the and fairly, and comply with the conditions of their licence time of trustee licensing by APRA and subsequently. and ﬁnancial services laws. requirements under choice of superannuation fund in A licensee must ensure that its authorised representatives
are adequately trained and competent to provid...
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