Hamilton Locke Prepares Submission on Managed Investment Schemes Regulatory Framework

Hamilton Locke has made a submission to Treasury’s consultation paper “Review of the regulatory framework for managed investment schemes”, released in August 2023.

The consultation paper makes several enquiries to the regulatory framework applicable to managed investment scheme under Chapter 5C of the Corporations Act (Cth) and relevant financial services concepts that apply under Chapter 7 of the Act.

Our submission intends to contribute to the development of the law applicable to managed investment schemes under these chapters, drawing on the significant experiences of our funds and financial services team.

You can read our submission here.


Hamilton Locke’s funds and financial services team specialises in advising responsible entities and promoters of managed funds, platform operators, brokers, custodians, advisors and other stakeholders in the funds management sector. We have established funds across all asset classes and scheme types, including property, equities, fixed income, commodities, private equity, hedge funds, agribusiness, credit and alternative asset schemes.

We are experts at keeping up to date with financial services laws and ASIC, APRA and AUSTRAC regulations. We also act on behalf of our clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Our approach is to form lasting partnerships with our clients, and we do this by taking the time to understand their business objectives and the drivers of their stakeholders. We have an accessible, easy-to-work-with approach, and pride ourselves on our reputation as being lawyers who get in and get the work done, who are solutions focused and who work seamlessly with the broader team, including other advisers.

Our clients have praised us for our understanding of the specific commercial rationale for an individual transaction, as well as the legal challenges involved. Our excellent project management skills combined with the efficiencies gained from our innovative business structure, our expertise and previous legal experience and our senior bench strength allow us to deliver concise, value-for-money advice.

For more information, please contact Brendan Ivers or Erik Setio.