In accordance with APRA Prudential Standard SPS 521 – Conflicts of Interest, as a Registrable Superannuation Entities, Christian Super has a board approved conflicts management framework. We consider effective management of conflicts can be achieved using a number of mechanisms. These are listed below in the order that reflects Christian Super’s preferred method for dealing with such matters:
- Avoiding conflicts of interest;
- Controlling conflicts of interest; or
- Disclosing conflicts of interest.
Accordingly responsible officers or employee must not engage in any situation, arrangement or transaction which gives rise to a conflict of interest, without the approval, either through provisions contained within the Conflicts Management Policy or express approval.
Where a responsible officer becomes aware of a conflict of interest in a related party transaction, they may have such a conflict of interest if, and only if, the Trustee Board, having been notified by the responsible officer in accordance with this framework’s disclosure requirements, passes a resolution permitting the responsible officer to have that conflict of interest or an interest in that related party transaction.
Additionally, all investment staff are required under the Fund's Trading Policy to disclose personal investments and to limit particular types of trading activity.