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Superannuation funds



What's new
ASIC's role in super
Stronger Super reforms
Shorter PDS regime
Financial services resources
Information for consumers
Media releases and other information


What's new for superannuation funds

  • ASIC varies Class Order [CO 14/509] Keeping RSEs’ superannuation websites up to date

    ASIC has varied its class order [CO 14/509] to make minor drafting changes, to allow the redaction of personal information form certain documents and to defer the s29QB requirements by one year in relation to some sub-plans (and provide time for further consultation on the appropriateness of the disclosure regime where there are commercial sensitivity concerns in the disclosure of the information).

  • ASIC updates Stronger Super FAQs

    We have updated our Stronger Super FAQs. The new FAQs focus on executive officer remuneration and systemic transparency disclosure requirements, including an extension of our facilitative compliance message for s29QB.

  • ASIC Insights on Super

    Read a summary of material presented at, and view slides from, our seminars on superannuation in June 2014.

  • ASIC releases information sheet on super fees and costs disclosure and defers s29QC

    We have released an information sheet on fee and cost disclosure requirements for superannuation trustees. 14-132MR. 17 June 2014

  • ASIC guidance for disclosure on superannuation websites

    We have modified the law by ASIC Class Order [CO 14/509] Keeping RSEs’ superannuation websites up to date to provide a safe harbour by defining what 'up to date, at all times' means and released guidance to help superannuation companies disclose information about superannuation funds and their trustees on their websites. 14-129MR. 16 June 2014

  • ASIC extends class order relief for long-term performance reporting

    ASIC Class Order[CO 10/630] Long-term superannuation returns provides relief from the operation of the long-term superannuation performance reporting requirements that are proposed to be refined by Government. 26 May 2014

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ASIC's role in super


ASIC is principally responsible for the enforcement of the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) which regulates the conduct and disclosure obligations of financial services providers (including superannuation trustees that hold an Australian financial services (AFS) licence).

As the conduct and disclosure regulator, ASIC’s role primarily concerns the relationship between trustees and individual consumers. ASIC aims to look after consumers ensuring they receive proper disclosure, are dealt with fairly by qualified people, continue to receive useful information about their investment or product and can access proper complaints-handling procedures. Promoting confident and informed investors and financial consumers is one of ASIC's strategic priorities.

More about ASIC's role in super (including the role of co-regulators and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal)



Stronger Super reforms


The purpose of the Government's Stronger Super reforms is to make the Australian superannuation system stronger and more efficient, and to help maximise retirement income for superannuants.

More about the Stronger Super reforms



Shorter PDS regime


The shorter PDS disclosure regime commenced fully on 22 June 2012 and ASIC has recently issued further guidance, and provided interim class order relief, to issuers of some products.

More about the shorter PDS regime



Financial services resources


Our Financial Services Resources page lists helpful links to information including legislation, media releases, our frequently asked questions, and our Financial services road map.

Go to Financial services resources page

Our Financial services road map indexes our financial services regulatory documents and class orders by topic. The road map includes a heading for regulatory documents relevant to superannuation trustees and administrators.

Go to Financial services roadmap



Super switching advice


This information sheet provides general information and compliance tips for financial advisers who provide super switching advice.

Read the information sheet


Information for consumers about superannuation


Information for consumers about superannuation and retirement is available on our MoneySmart website Opens new window.


Media releases



Browse list of media releases on superannuation.



Other information


Further information and background to the reforms can be found on the Government’s Stronger Super website Opens new window.

Information about the Super System Review can be found on the Super System Review website Opens new window.

The Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms will also affect super trustees. Further information is available at the Future of Financial Advice website Opens new window, and at ASIC's FoFA webpage.

Information about ASIC's priorities and regulatory focus appears in speeches by ASIC:

The stronger super reforms follow earlier reforms in the superannuation sector, such as Super Choice (this information is no longer updated).

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