Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994

PART 6 - PAYMENT STANDARDS  

Division 6.5 - Compulsory rollover and transfer of superannuation benefits in regulated superannuation funds and approved deposit funds  

REGULATION 6.34A   TIMEFRAMES FOR ROLLOVERS AND TRANSFERS  

6.34A(1)  
This regulation applies if a trustee of a transferring fund is required to rollover or transfer an amount to a receiving fund under regulation 6.34 . Timeframe - standard

6.34A(2)  
Subject to subregulations (3) to (6), a trustee required to roll over or transfer an amount under subregulation 6.34(2) must do so as soon as practicable, but in any case not later than 3 business days after:


(a) the trustee received the rollover or transfer request; or


(b) if the trustee seeks further information under regulation 6.33C or subregulation 6.33D(4) or 6.33E(3) - the date the trustee receives the information; or


(c) if there is a suspension or variation under regulation 6.36 or 6.37 - the end of the period of the suspension or variation. Timeframe - non-standard

6.34A(3)  
If the receiving fund is unable to receive the rollover or transfer in accordance with any applicable Standards made under subsection 34K(3) of the Act or subsection 45B(3) of the RSA Act, the trustee is required, subject to subregulations (4) to (6), to rollover or transfer the amount as soon as practicable, but in any case not later than 30 days after:


(a) the trustee received the rollover or transfer request; or


(b) if the trustee seeks further information under regulation 6.33C or subregulation 6.33D(4) or 6.33E(3) - the date the trustee receives the information; or


(c) if there is a suspension or variation under regulation 6.36 or 6.37 - the end of the period of the suspension or variation.

6.34A(4)  


If a member makes an investment choice between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2013 under regulation 4.02 , or after 1 July 2013 under regulation 4.02A or 4.02AA :


(a) the trustee is not required to rollover or transfer the amount within the period mentioned in subregulation (2) if:


(i) the trustee takes steps to redeem the investment as soon as practicable but in any case not later than 3 business days; and

(ii) the rollover or transfer is made as soon as practicable, and in any event not later than 3 business days, after the trustee receives the proceeds of the redemption; but


(b) the trustee must rollover or transfer the amount as soon as practicable and in any case not later than 30 days after:


(i) the trustee received the request; or

(ii) if the trustee seeks further information under regulation 6.33C , or subregulation 6.33D(4) or 6.33E(3) - the time the trustee receives the information; or

(iii) if there is a suspension or variation under regulation 6.36 or 6.37 - the end of the period of the suspension or variation.
Timeframe - illiquid investments

6.34A(5)  
For an investment made before 1 July 2007, the trustee is not required to rollover or transfer the amount within the period mentioned in subregulation (2), (3) or (4) if:


(a) any part of the member ' s interest was an illiquid investment immediately before 1 July 2007; and


(b) the trustee informed the member, before 1 July 2008, of the nature of the illiquid investment, the impact of the investment on the portability of the member ' s interest, and the period within which the investment can be rolled over to another fund.

6.34A(6)  


If a member makes an investment choice between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2013 under regulation 4.02 , or after 1 July 2013 under regulation 4.02A or 4.02AA , the trustee is not required to rollover or transfer the amount within the period mentioned in subregulation (2), (3) or (4) if:


(a) for an investment choice made before 1 July 2013 where the investment strategy chosen is an illiquid investment - the trustee, before the member made the investment choice:


(i) informed the member of the effect of subregulation 6.34(5) of these Regulations as in force immediately before 1 July 2013, and of the maximum period in which a transfer was required to be effected under that subregulation; and

(ii) informed the member of the reasons why the investment is illiquid; and

(iii) obtained written consent that the member understands and accepts that a period longer than 30 days is required (in respect of the whole or part of the requested transfer amount) because of the illiquid nature of the investment; or


(b) for an investment choice made on or after 1 July 2013, where the investment strategy chosen is an illiquid investment - the trustee has, before the member made the investment choice:


(i) informed the member of the effect of paragraph 6.34A(4)(b) and of the maximum period in which a transfer is required to be effected under that paragraph; and

(ii) informed the member of the reasons why the investment is illiquid; and

(iii) obtained written consent that the member understands and accepts that a period longer than 30 days is required (in respect of the whole or part of the requested transfer amount) because of the illiquid nature of the investment.
Note:

The trustee may effect a rollover or transfer in more than 1 transaction to ensure that only the illiquid investment is rolled over or transferred outside the 3 day period.




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