Managing sensitive announcements
A company that issues securities that are listed on Australian financial markets has the obligation to disclose any information that is likely to affect the price of the securities or influence investment decisions. This Continuous Disclosure course discusses the duties and obligations that both employers and employees have when dealing with sensitive market information.
Continuous disclosure is essential to the integrity and efficiency of Australian financial markets and is rigorously enforced by both the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Fines up to $780 million
In imposing a $900,000 fine on ANZ in a 2023 judgment on a continuous disclosure breach, the Federal Court said that if the offence had occurred recently the penalty could been as high as $780 million. The penalties were increased from $1 million in 2019.
Who should do this training?
As with all our courses, this training is designed to cater for a diverse audience and different levels of staff. Therefore we have developed one generic module that is aimed at employees and another that is suitable for senior management.
- Module 1: Continuous disclosure obligations (all employees)
- Module 2: Continuous disclosure obligations (senior management)
Do you have a policy or process, or some subject-matter expertise that you would like to add to this course?
Talk to us about ways we can quickly tailor the course to suit your needs.