UCA Fund Management's commitment to compliance starts at the Board of Directors which is responsible for compliance of the whole organisation. The Board of Directors is committed to complying with laws, regulations, relevant industry codes, and organisational standards.
All staff, from the Board of Directors down, are expected to be actively involved in meeting these requirements and continuously improving our Compliance Program.
UCA Funds Management operates under the umbrella of The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, and does not have any relationships or associations otherwise that might influence us in providing you with our services.
Australian Financial Services (AFS) Licence and Managed Investment (M.I.) Schemes
As a holder of an AFS Licence and as a Responsible Entity (RE) of M.I. Schemes, UCA Funds Management has specific obligations to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and its clients to remain compliant with the financial service laws and licence conditions.
Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act)
The AML/CTF Act imposes stringent obligations on financial services businesses to ascertain and verify the identity of their customers. The AML/CTF Act requires our Funds and certain loan products to comply with customer identification and verification procedures. Depending on the circumstances, UCA Funds Management may need to obtain from you certain additional documents or information. We will inform you what information or documents we require, if any, when the need arises.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)
UCA Funds Management is not prudentially supervised by APRA and contributions to the Funds do not receive the benefit of the financial claims scheme or the depositor protection provisions of the Banking Act 1959.