ASIC media releases are point-in-time statements. Please note the date of issue and use the internal search function on the site to check for other media releases on the same or related matters.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

14-033MR ASIC accepts enforceable undertaking from former director

ASIC has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from Mr Manish Babulal Jani of Ryde, New South Wales, a former director of AIE Fiduciary Services Pty Ltd (AIE), which prevents him from managing a corporation for five years.

ASIC’s investigation found that between 18 April 2013 and 8 November 2013, Mr Jani failed to uphold a number of general obligations expected of him as the director of an Australian financial services (AFS) licensee.

Specifically, ASIC found Mr Jani failed to ensure AIE:

  • met its statutory obligations

  • maintained proper books of account

  • was solvent when company debts were incurred

  • carried out its obligations as an AFS licensee

  • adequately supervised its authorised representatives

  • had authorised representatives that were adequately trained and competent to provide financial services

  • held and retained a dispute resolution system, and

  • established and maintained adequate risk management systems.

The EU also prevents Mr Jani from having any involvement in financial services for two years.

Deputy Chairman Peter Kell said, ‘Directors hold a position of trust in any organisation and they must adhere to their obligations. If they do not, ASIC will act to ensure they are removed from the industry.’

Download the enforceable undertaking

Editor's note:

On 6 November 2020, ASIC accepted a variation to the enforceable undertaking from Mr Jani. Download a copy of the variation.

 

Last updated: 19/02/2014 12:00