The ASIC Podcast
Episode 65: Crypto-assets for first time investors
In this episode, we discuss crypto-assets for first time investors with Hema Raman, Crypto-Asset Coordinator at ASIC. If you're thinking about investing in crypto-assets, hear from ASIC on what to think about and look out for before you invest.
Published 25 June 2021
Episode 64: Markets enforcement outcomes
In this episode, we discuss the work of ASIC’s Markets Enforcement team. We are joined by ASIC Senior Executive Leader, Molly Choucair, to discuss recent Court action against AGM Markets and Antares Energy as well as ASIC’s Immunity Policy.
Published 5 May 2021
Episode 63: ASIC enforcement update July to December 2020
In this episode, we discuss ASIC’s enforcement update for July to December 2020. We are joined by ASIC Commissioner Sean Hughes who takes us through ASIC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its major enforcement outcomes in 2020.
Published 16 April 2021
Episode 62: Corporate governance enforcement outcomes
11 February 2020
In this episode, we discuss the work of ASIC's Corporations and Corporate Governance Enforcement team. We explore ASIC's cases against former Kleenmaid director Mr Andrew Eric Young, former Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Healthzone Limited, Mr Peter David Roach and former liquidator David Leigh.
Episode 61: Risky business: land banking property investment schemes
15 January 2020
Investing in land and property is certainly not a revolutionary idea. Australians have been investing in bricks, mortar and land for decades, but unfortunately not all property investment schemes are the same. 'Land banking' can produce returns for investors but comes with significant red flags. It is often unregulated, leaving investors without protection if things go wrong. In this episode, we explore some of the land banking schemes shut down by ASIC.
Episode 60: Holes in the safety net: A review of TPD insurance claims
In this episode we discuss the findings and recommendations from ASIC’s thematic review of total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance in Australia including what ASIC expects insurers and superannuation trustees to do to address the poor consumer outcomes. We are joined by the Senior Executive Leader of ASIC's Insurers team, Emma Curtis, and the Senior Executive Leader of the Superannuation team, Jane Eccleston.
Episode 59: Ben Jayaweera found guilty after three-week trial, sentenced to 12 years
18 October 2019
Mr Jayaweera’s former clients were at or near retirement age. He invested their superannuation money into a scheme, an abalone farm, without their knowledge. The abalone farm was then wound up by receivers and liquidators, with no available returns for investors.
Listen to ASIC’s Marita Hogan detail the case against Mr Ben Jayaweera, where he was found guilty after a three-week trial in the Brisbane District Court.
Episode 58: Oversight of non-financial risk
2 October 2019
In this episode, we discuss the first report from ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and officer oversight on non-financial risk. We are joined by Suneeta Sidhu, the team leader of the Taskforce.
Episode 57: Are car insurance investigations treating consumers fairly?
9 September 2019
In this episode, we discuss ASIC's review of how car insurance claims are investigated where fraud is suspected. We are joined by the Senior Executive Leader of ASIC's Insurers team, Emma Curtis, and the Director of Casework at the Financial Rights Legal Centre, Alexandra Kelly.
Episode 56: ASIC’s case against former director Bradley Silver
6 September 2019
In this episode, we discuss ASIC’s case against Bradley Silver, a former director of a property development company who defrauded his clients of $4.7 million.
Episode 55: ASIC enforcement outcomes, January to June 2019
18 August 2019
In this episode with ASIC Deputy Chair Daniel Crennan QC, we explore ASIC’s Enforcement Update (January to June 2019), ASIC’s Office of Enforcement and work to strengthen ASIC’s enforcement effectiveness by accelerating court-based enforcement matters.
Episode 54: The future of financial services
31 July 2019
In this episode with the Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, Maureen Jensen and ASIC Executive Director (Markets) Greg Yanco explore digitisation, changing consumer expectations, disruptive business models, innovation and the future of financial services.
Episode 53: Creating shared value
26 July 2019
In this episode with Peter Yates, Chairman of the Shared Value Project and Deputy Chairman of AIA Australia, ASIC’s Laura Higgins (Senior Executive Leader, Financial Capability) explores how the concept of shared value challenges companies to realign the interest of business and society by redefining their purpose so that generating economic value also produces value for society.
Episode 52: The regulatory toolkit
11 July 2019
In this episode with the Assistant Managing Director (Capital Markets) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Lee Boon Ngiap, we explore how regulators deploy their tools to detect, combat and deter misconduct in the financial system.
Episode 51: ASIC's case against former financial adviser James Gibbs
10 July 2019
On 10 July 2019, ASIC’s case against James Gibbs came to a close and he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, with a non-parole period of seven years to serve.
James Gibbs stole $4.88 million from his clients when he was acting as their financial adviser. His clients trusted him with their savings, with their money to be used for their retirements, and he devastatingly broke that trust by using that money for his own purposes.
In this episode, we hear from Dallas, one of Mr Gibbs' victims who helped build ASIC's case, as well as ASIC investigator, Chris Rowe.