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August 31, 2017  

Episode 26: Investors and initial public offerings

Jane Eccleston, ASIC Senior Executive Leader, Corporations, joins the podcast to discuss ASIC's recent report into investors and initial public offerings.

Both the media release and the report can be found here.

July 19, 2017  

Episode 25: Crowd-sourced funding

ASIC Commissioner John Price joins the podcast to discuss recent law reform around crowd-sourced funding and ASIC's role in administering the new legislation.

ASIC is currently inviting submissions on Consultation Papers 288 and 289. Any submissions, queries or comments can be sent to (Submissions are due by 3 August 2017.)

May 3, 2017  

Episode 24: Paul Muthaura, Chief Executive of the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya

Paul Muthaura, Chief Executive of the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya, joins the podcast to talk about the relationship between technological innovation and regulation, particularly in terms of the M-Pesa, a mobile-based financing service in the Kenyan economy.

April 30, 2017  

Episode 23: Stories from the market integrity beat

Two members of ASIC's Market Integrity Team, Tom Veidners and Wendy Prince, join the podcast to talk about some of the work they undertake, including a few recent examples.

For more about ASIC's market integrity work, you can subscribe to our Market Integrity Update.

March 20, 2017  

Episode 22: Financial advice: Review of how large institutions oversee their advisers

ASIC's Louise Macaulay (Senior Executive Leader - Financial Advisers) joins the podcast to discuss ASIC's recent review of how large institutions oversee their financial advisers.

The full report is available here.

March 13, 2017  

Episode 21: ASIC’s First Business App

Miles Larbey, ASIC's Senior Executive Leader, Financial Capability joins the podcast to talk about ASIC's new First Business App, which is aimed at assisting Australians in starting their own business.

You can find out more information about the app at ASIC's MoneySmart website.

Download the app via the Apple Store

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February 15, 2017  

Episode 20: Mark Adams on ASIC’s RegTech Roundtable

On 8 February, ASIC hosted a roundtable in Sydney and Melbourne for those with an interest in RegTech.

The roundtable facilitated discussion on the current RegTech landscape and its development and future potential to promote good risk management and compliance outcomes, and drivers and barriers to RegTech in Australia, including what the industry and ASIC can do to help promote the development and application of RegTech.

Mark Adams, ASIC Innovation Hub co-ordinator, joins the podcast to talk about the roundtable, why ASIC held it, what topics came up and where we go from here.

December 16, 2016  

Episode 19: Commissioner Cathie Armour on Hochtief AG insider trading matter

On 8 December 2016, the Federal Court found that German construction group holding company Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft (Hochtief AG) engaged in insider trading in contravention of section 1043A(1)(d) of the Corporations Act 2001, and has ordered Hochtief AG to pay a financial penalty of $400,000, as well as ASIC's legal costs.

ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour joins the podcast to discuss the details of the case, as well as its wider significance for Australia's financial markets.

You can read ASIC's media release on the matter here

December 13, 2016  

Episode 18: Whistleblowers

ASIC Commissioner John Price joins the podcast to discuss ASIC's approach to whistleblowers and how they can be better encouraged and protected.

More information on the topic is available here.

November 24, 2016  

Episode 17: ASIC’s Workplace Giving Program

On this episode, we have a quick chat to ASIC in the Community Manager Justine Butler about ASIC's workplace giving program, which has been awarded a silver medal in the inaugural Workplace Giving Excellence Awards in Melbourne.

The awards are part of the Australian Charities' Fund One Million Donors campaign, and recognise employers and their staff who show leadership in supporting charities and community groups.