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Royal commission reveals fifth round topics

By Tim Stewart
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Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has announced the topics and organisations that will be covered in the fifth round of royal commission hearings, which will examine superannuation.

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has announced the topics for its fifth round of public hearings, which will focus on superannuation.

The main topic will be the “duties of registrable superannuation entities (RSEs)”, including structural and governance arrangements, the relationship between trustees and financial advisers, and selling practices.

Under the topic of the “duties of RSEs”, counsel assisting will examine case studies involving AMP Super and NM Super, AustralianSuper, Catholic Super, Colonial First State, Electricity Supply Industry Superannuation, Hostplus, IOOF, Mercer, NULIS (MLC/NAB), Onepath and Oasis (ANZ), Suncorp, Sunsuper and United Super (Cbus).


On the second topic, “Superannuation funds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members”, there will be a sole case study involving QSuper.

Finally, the third topic “Effectiveness of superannuation regulators” will involve case studies with APRA and ASIC.

“In addition, counsel assisting will tender statements from RSE Licensees not named above during the hearings,” said the statement.

The fifth round of public hearings of the royal commission will be held in Melbourne at the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building from Monday, 6 August, to Friday, 17 August 2018.