Capital raising officially has a new mechanism. Welcome crowd-sourced equity funding.
Unlisted public companies that meet legislated criteria can now use ASIC-regulated platforms to offer ordinary shares in exchange for investor capital.
This online course is designed specifically for those seeking to become a CSF intermediary, or a Responsible Manager for a CSF intermediary. On successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Attainment with an appendix containing a detailed course outline which you can attach with your AFS licence application or Responsible Manager application.
Topics covered include:
- What is crowd-sourced equity funding anyway?
- CSF legislation – what was in place and what is new
- Companies making CSF offers
- CSF Intermediaries as gatekeepers
- AFS Licence for CSF Intermediaries
- Equity Crowdfunding risks
- ASIC’s role in this space
- What’s on the horizon
- What role can ancillary financial services professionals play
While public companies and crowd-sourced funding (CSF) intermediaries are the main focuses of the regulation and related guidance, a vast array of ancillary financial markets professionals – such as business advisors, corporate advisory firms, finance and investment houses, financial advisers, accountants, legal practices, outsourced responsible managers, and SMSF trustees – are poised to play a critical role in building participant capability and end user confidence and trust in the crowdfunding sector.
This short course has a closed-book multiple choice examination which must be supervised. You are given 60 days to complete this course.
If you have mainly overseas experience and wish to become a Responsible Manager in this space, you may also be required to do Regulation of Australian Financial Services.