On 10 February 2022, the Senate passed the long-awaited Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) legislation with bi-partisan support. As a result, the new funds framework is now expected to commence from 1 July 2022. This marks a significant milestone in the development of Australia’s funds management industry, broadening out the range of investment structures. The CCIV offers a corporate funds structure which is more familiar to overseas investors and combines flow-through tax treatment.

With the imminent launch of CCIVs, and consistent with what we have witnessed from other jurisdictions implementing similar fund regimes, we expect that superannuation/pension funds, global investment managers, investors and a range of other financial and fundraising institutions will be assessing how they may take advantage of the opportunities presented by the introduction of CCIVs in Australia.

For a more detailed summary, see our previous CCIV update here.

A copy of the legislation is available from the Australian Federal Parliament’s Website.