ASIC has issued Class Order [CO 13/1534] Deferral of Stronger Super amendments in relation to PDS and periodic statement disclosure which provides for the following:
- a change to the start date for compliance with new fees and costs disclosure arrangements: the class order extends the date of compliance from 31 December 2013 to 1 July 2014 for Product Disclosure Statements given on or after that date, and reporting periods on or after 1 July 2014 for periodic statements and aligns it with the commencement date for managed investment products, and
- interim relief so that RSE licensees do not have to provide a hard copy of the product dashboard with the periodic statement: the class order provides interim relief from compliance with subregulation 7.9.20(1)(o), if a trustee includes in the periodic statement, or accompanies the periodic statement with, a website address for the latest product dashboard for the investment option. This also applies to periodic statements provided to members who are exiting the fund.
ASIC has also provided a no-action position for RSE licensees so that information about accrued default amounts does not need to be included in an exit statement.