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Australia: ASIC Stays True to DDO Enforcement Promises

Australia: ASIC Stays True to DDO Enforcement Promises

By Kane Barnett and Bernard Sia

Since 1 October 2021, when the design and distribution obligations (DDO) commenced, ASIC has issued 13 DDO‒related stop orders.

What has non-compliance looked like so far?

ASIC’s first DDO stop order was issued in July 2022 when ASIC identified a target market determination (TMD) that included retail investors for whom the investment would not be appropriate. The other initial interim stop orders related to the failure to prepare a TMD.

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