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  Number Last updated Question
QFS 9 24/11/2003 Does a service company need to be a licensee or an authorised representative when its employees are involved in providing financial services on behalf of a related licensee?
QFS 21 16/10/2006 What licensing exemptions apply to foreign exchange transactions?
QFS 36 25/11/2003 What is the scope of the APRA wholesale licensing exemption under s911A(2)(g)?
QFS 37 04/12/2003 What financial services can I provide if I am a licensee and I am acting under a binder?
QFS 109 13/11/2003 Can an AFS licensee hold a binder without being an authorised representative?
QFS 114 19/04/2004 Who is my client?
QFS 116 24/11/2003 What dealing authorisations do I need to apply for if I am the trustee of a public offer entity in the superannuation industry?
QFS 122 19/05/2004 What guidance can ASIC give me about when I 'make a market'?
QFS 127 04/12/2003 If a retail client chooses to acquire a financial product, such as an interest in a managed investment scheme, and needs to fill out an application form to do so, what address should the client provide on that application form?
QFS 137 17/02/2004 What information about investment choice must a trustee of a superannuation fund include in its Product Disclosure Statement?
QFS 138 17/02/2004 What information about eligible rollover funds do superannuation trustees need to include in Product Disclosure Statements?
QFS 146 21/12/2006 How can continuous issuers of financial investments and contributory mortgage products comply with the PDS disclosure obligations?
QFS 151 25/11/2004 Does Policy Statement 179 affect whether a client of a managed discretionary account is a wholesale client?
QFS 155 11/01/2005 How should common fund expenses be notionally allocated in periodic statements?
QFS 165 13/11/2006 I am an authorised representative (or general insurance distributor). Do I have to refer to my AFS licensee in business documents?
QFS 166 04/05/2007 I am a body corporate that is an authorised representative of a licensee. Do my officers and employees also need to be authorised representatives of the licensee?

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