NAB trustee meets extra licence conditions, says ASIC

The superannuation trustee of NAB, NULIS Nominees (Australia), has met the additional licence conditions put on it as a result of compliance breaches during 2015 and 2016, a new report released by ASIC reveals.

The report prepared by KPMG sought to examine NULIS’ meeting of additional licence conditions imposed on it by ASIC after concerns about its pattern of breach notifications during 2015 and 2016.

The licence conditions required NULIS to engage an ASIC-approved independent expert to assess and report on the adequacy of its compliance and risk management practices for its retail and wrap superannuation funds.

ASIC said NULIS agreed to the conditions and KPMG was appointed to review areas such as NULIS’:

  • risk management procedures;
  • process for implementing product changes, disclosure and reporting to members; and
  • procedures for managing conflicts of interest within NULIS’ superannuation business, including the assessment of related-party service providers.

The corporate regulator noted that NULIS accepted all of the report’s recommendations, and reported to ASIC this month that it has implemented the recommended changes to policies and procedures covering governance and reporting lines, product redesign, training, risk management and managing conflicts of interest.

“ASIC remains engaged with NULIS as NULIS seeks to continue to improve its operations and address recommendations made by the financial services royal commission,” ASIC said.

ASIC is also currently taking legal proceedings against NULIS Nominees for charging superannuation members for services that were not provided.

NAB trustee meets extra licence conditions, says ASIC
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Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores

Adrian Flores is a deputy editor at Momentum Media, focusing mainly on banking, wealth management and financial services. He has also written for Public Accountant, Accountants Daily and The CEO Magazine.

You can contact him on [email protected].

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