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Richard Batten

Richard Batten



  • Corporate
  • Distribution Channels
  • Distribution
  • Corporate Financial Services

WSG Practice Industries




Richard Batten is an acknowledged expert on financial services regulation (FSR), Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) and anti-money laundering (AML), with particular expertise in the regulation and distribution of wealth management and insurance services and products.

As a leading FSR, FOFA and AML expert, Richard has developed a good understanding of regulatory and commercial issues across the financial sector. His depth of understanding and practical experience has proved invaluable when developing innovative commercial solutions for major financial institutions and specialist providers. He has particular experience in strategic planning for and implementation of new regulatory requirements and in specialised and complex areas of regulation such as non-cash payment facilities, securitisation, derivatives and foreign exchange.

Richard is responsible for leading publications such as Integrated FSR, Integrated AML, the LexisNexis Financial Services Commentary and for MinterEllison's FSR Licensing and Disclosure Toolkits.

Richard chaired the Financial Services Council Regulatory Issues Working Group for over 8 years and meets regularly with key financial services regulators. He has actively contributed to submissions on the FS Inquiry, FSR FOFA and, AML and credit regulation by industry bodies and is a member of a number of industry working groups.

Richard was invited to take part in the 2014 judging panel for the Financial Services Council Deloitte Future Leaders Award. The program encourages future leaders of the industry to develop innovative presentations on certain topics and enhance their reputation and personal brand within their organisation and industry.

Richard is a regular presenter on industry issues at industry conferences and has appeared before Senate Committees in relation to FOFA, AML and the Australian Consumer Law.


Areas of Practice

Corporate | Corporate Financial Services | Distribution | Distribution Channels | Financial Services | Financial Services Regulatory and Governance | Funds Management | General Insurance Advisory | Insurance | Life Insurance Advisory | Private Health Insurers | Regulatory and Governance | Regulatory Change and Compliance


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