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Australian Securities is a resilient enterprise built on governance overseen by a Board with a majority of independent Directors who ensure integrity, fairness and performance in accordance with community expectations. Both investors and finance clients have their interests represented at Board level. The two independent directors together have sound experience in property, finance, investment and prudential management – which are fundamental for ongoing good corporate governance. The directors have backgrounds in Law, Property and finance. Together, they ensure sound company management and compliance with prudential and fiduciary standards.

Board Directors

Peter Bolitho

Independent Director (2009)

 

Appointed Independent Chair 28 February 2018 Mr Bolitho has a background in Corporate Governance, Managed Investment Schemes, Financial Planning and Compliance and more recently working with Mutual Trust Pty Ltd and Myer Family Company Ltd Mr Bolitho holds an MBA and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and administrators and is a Fellow of FINSIA.

Michael Clarebrough

Chief Executive / Founder

 

Executive Director (2000) a lawyer with over 40 years experience in investment, finance and compliance and holds diplomas in Financial Markets and Mortgage Lending. Member AICD, FINSIA,FSC, LIV and MFAA

Judith Grant

Independent Director (2000)

 

Ms Grant also chairs the Audit & Compliance Committee. Ms. Grant is a Sydney resident with management experience in asset backed securities, trust accounting, construction and property development.

ASL holds licenses issued by the Australian Securities Investments Commission

Australian Securities Limited hold an Australian Financial Services Licence to be the Responsible Entity and Custodian for Australian Securities Income Fund and the Australian Securities Property Fund which are both registered managed investment schemes. Australian Securities Limited holds an Australian Credit Licence to be a Credit Provider. For more information on Australian Financial Services licensing, visit Australian Securities & Investments Commission

Memberships

Australian Securities is associated with a number of organizations. Membership provides opportunities for our people to keep abreast of industry developments and participate in ongoing training for the future needs of our investors and finance clients or statutory and prudential requirements. Some of these organizations include:

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Financial Services Institute of Australasia | FINSIA | plays a vital role in strengthening the financial services industry through policy initiatives and respected credentials that drive rigorous professional standards for over 16,000 members working in: Corporate Finance & Wholesale Banking, Financial Markets, Managed Funds & Superannuation and Private Wealth Management & Retail Banking.

Web: www.finsia.com.au

Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia | MFAA | is the peak national body providing service and representation to over 12 000 professional credit advisers (mortgage and finance brokers, mortgage managers and aggregators) to assist them to develop, foster, and promote the mortgage and finance industry in Australia. ASL was a founding Member of this organisation in 1978 when it started as the Mortgage Bankers Association of Australia.

Web: www.mfaa.com.au

Australian Institute of Company Directors | AICD | is Australia’s pre-eminent organization for Directors, AICD promotes excellence in governance by providing leadership on Director issues, education and development to achieve a positive impact for the economy and society.

Web: www.companydirectors.com.au

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority | AFCA | replaces the Financial Ombudsmen Service | FOS | It provides a free independent dispute resolution process for financial services disputes including credit, loans, investment, managed funds and trustee services for small business and individuals. Australian Securities is compliant with the Australian Standards for Complaint Handling and has used past External Complaints Service Providers for investors since 2000 and borrowers since 2004. If you are unhappy with our service, you should first ask us to resolve your dispute in accordance with our own Internal Dispute Resolution process. If you are unhappy with our response, you can contact FOS who can offer conciliation processes, investigate the dispute or issue a written decision on your case.

Web: www.afca.org.au

Financial Services Council | FSC | represent the interests of superannuation funds, life insurers trustee service providers and their respective members, customers, investors and policy holders and users of financial advice and trustee services. FSC do this by advocating developments in the social, economic and regulatory framework to assist their member operate and assist their clients and customers increase wealth, protect lives and provide a comfortable retirement.

Web: www.fsc.org.au

Equifax | Equifax |, formerly Veda Advantage  has been associated with Australian Securities Limited since 1982 when Australian Securities predecessor was a Member of its Credit Reference Association. Equifax accumulates, transforms, and connects credit data on 16.5 million credit active people and 4.4 million businesses in Australia and New Zealand to provide daily reports on the credit status of 60,000 people and businesses applying for credit. Australian Securities exchanges credit information with Equifax and uses the credit data received to assess and manage credit and fraud risk.

Web: www.equifax.com.au

Australian Property Institute | API | represents approximately 8,600 members which include residential and commercial valuers, property advisers, property analysts, fund managers, property lawyers and property researchers and academics.
API formed in 1926 sets and maintains the highest standards of professional practice, education, ethics and professional conduct for its members and the broader property profession. Australian Securities Valuers are required to be an API member.

Association of Mortgage Investment Corporations | AMIC | is an association of Mortgage Fund Managers focused on maintaining standards and representing Fund Managers exclusively as an industry body.