As a regulator, the agency is committed to continuing our risk-based, intelligence-led approach to compliance, incorporating improved data analytics and intelligence insights to
ensure a deeper understanding of the schemes, participants, and the market in which each scheme operates.
Responsibility for complying with scheme obligations always rests with the participants concerned. The
agency’s approach includes helping scheme participants to understand how to comply, educating those
who want to do the right thing, and a commitment to deter, detect and respond to non-compliance and
misconduct to ensure ongoing scheme integrity. Where appropriate, the agency may take formal compliance
action in the form of accepting enforceable undertakings, suspending scheme participants from the scheme,
commencing civil proceedings, or pursuing the prosecution of persons by prosecutorial agencies. In taking
these compliance actions, the agency takes a proportionate, risk-based response to regulatory burden in
order to protect the public interest.
Our compliance priorities will support the agency’s wider objectives, priorities and initiatives. An adaptive
approach will be reflected in the agency’s annual compliance and enforcement priorities, which identify
specific areas of focus for compliance and enforcement. The priorities complement the data driven and
risk-based approach to managing compliance in each scheme. We will use the full suite of the agency’s
compliance and enforcement powers to protect the integrity, and improve outcomes, of the schemes as
reflected in our Compliance policy for education, monitoring and enforcement activities.
In addition to the annual priorities, we will continue to detect and disrupt enduring forms of non-compliance, including:
In addition to the enduring priorities, the agency will focus on other strategic compliance priorities, such as:
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