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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released for consultation proposed requirements for the supervision of conglomerate groups (Level 3 groups). The consultation package includes a response to submissions received on its March 2010 discussion paper and eight draft prudential standards.

Conglomerate groups, referred to as Level 3 groups, are groups comprising APRA-regulated institutions that perform material activities across more than one APRA-regulated industry and/or in one or more non-APRA-regulated industry.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released for consultation a discussion paper and 10 draft prudential practice guides (PPGs) for the superannuation industry.

This year APRA has consulted extensively with industry and other stakeholders during the development of its prudential standards for superannuation and the MySuper authorisation process. The material released today responds to a number of guidance-related matters that were raised in submissions during this consultation.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released for consultation a draft prudential practice guide on managing data risk for all APRA-regulated institutions.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its September 2012 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication.

Total estimated assets, which include the assets of self-managed superannuation funds and the balance of life office statutory funds, rose by $168.4 billion (13.0 per cent) to $1.46 trillion over the 12 months to 30 September 2012, taking into account an increase of $71.8 billion (5.2 per cent) in total assets over the September quarter.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released a response paper and 11 final prudential standards for the superannuation industry.

The release of this package is the culmination of a two-stage consultation process that commenced in September 2011 and was followed by the release of draft prudential standards for superannuation in April 2012. The paper released today outlines APRA’s response to the main issues raised by industry during the consultation process.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released for consultation a discussion paper outlining its proposed changes to liquidity reporting requirements for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). The consultation package includes seven draft reporting forms and associated instructions.

APRA’s proposed changes to these reporting requirements will assist it to better monitor ADI liquidity, including monitoring compliance with the new Basel III global liquidity standards.

The proposed reporting requirements include:

​​​The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released a consultation package on the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) as it applies to locally incorporated authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs).

The package comprises a discussion paper, information paper and draft amended Prudential Standard APS 910 Financial Claims Scheme (APS 910). The proposals in the package require ADIs to be operationally ready to meet payment, reporting and communications requirements should they be declared by the Minister to be subject to the FCS.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Reserve Bank of Australia are releasing a Report on the Australian OTC Derivatives Market - October 2012.

This report reviews the risk management practices of market participants in the domestic over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market. A particular focus of the report is how market participants are using centralised infrastructure, and the prospects for increased usage.

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