I’m the licensing specialist in our team.
Anything to do with applying for an AFSL or submitting variations is my sweet spot.
I really like to focus on making the process as easy as possible, which takes a lot of boxes to be ticked. I’m your relationship guide for all things ASIC related.
I’m the paperwork guru.
My skills lie in getting the documentation right. Whether you’re applying for a new licence or making additions, there are many supporting docs required.
I get everything together that ASIC requires while making the process a lot simpler for you.
"I really like to focus on making the process as easy as possible, which takes a lot of boxes to be ticked. I’m your relationship guide for all things ASIC related."
Lauren Das, Compliance Consultant
A little bit more about Lauren...
I have a few impressive credentials, but I think these will be the most important to you:
- A double degree in Mathematics - safe to say I like numbers
- I'm a great problem solver
- I have an uncanny knack for pattern recognition, which means I can pick up numbers that are wrong - a skill that comes in handy for what we do
- My organisation skills are high level
A bit of balance
Having balance in my life means I can be knee-deep in numbers all week. My lifestyle indulgences include:
- Long distance running - at least 80km a week (I want to break 3 hours for the marathon)
- My horses – I love the rare and genuine joy of sharing affection and partnership with a creature 12 times my size
- Motorbikes and of course, Ducati is the only brand - preferably the 959 Panigale
What you don't know
There are some interesting facts you are unlikely to know about me.
- In 2018, with zero camping or hiking experience, I did the GR20 - a trail almost the full length of Corsica (it’s nearly 200km long and about 12,000m elevation; it took us 11 days carrying everything on our backs)
- I used to fix peoples’ Rubix cubes for them - that's the math nerd in me
We have been working with Rhett and iCompliance now since 2016, since we decided to pursue the idea of obtaining our own Australian Financial Services license. Rhett helped us through the process of applying to ASIC for the license and was with us every step of the way until our license was granted and now, iCompliance continues to assist with our ongoing compliance position. The superior knowledge of the law and compliance that Rhett and his team have gives me comfort every day knowing that we are in the right hands and are proceeding down a path that is going to keep us out of trouble and ensure that we always maintain our documentation and compliance to the highest standard of legal, compliance and regulation.
There is never a question that Rhett and the team don’t know the answer to or can’t find the answer to. These guys are an amazing resource to have in your corner. iCompliance makes compliance a breeze with the proactive and innovative approach that Rhett and the team take. I feel in very safe hands with iCompliance.
Footnote: not to mention Rhett is a really top bloke who I’m sure anyone would be happy to call a mate.
MTIS Private Wealth was established in 2015 and is currently the licensee to a number of authorised representatives. Our business provides financial advice and general advice. It became evident that due to our complex structure which includes advisory services, media services and separately managed accounts business, a stringent compliance regime needed to be in place. We were referred to Integrity Compliance and came to the quick realisation that the team at Integrity Compliance were just what we needed. Their experience was essential in ensuring we remain compliant at all times. Rhett has been at all times available to us in the event we need to run things by him and always happy to assist. Integrity Compliance are a terrific support to the management of MTIS Private. Since engaging Integrity Compliance, we have been able to focus on growing the business with the full confidence that the team stands beside us in meeting our compliance obligations.
Director, Investment Strategists (MTIS)
Rhett presents a very rare combination of skill sets and experience. He has worked at a senior level with FOS for quite some years and has also run his own financial planning practice – he is in a unique position as he understands legislation, regulator intentions and the increasing commercial demands on financial advisers. I have without exception found Rhett’s compliance advice to be of a high technical standard – it is comprehensive, thorough and practical. He is at the cutting-edge in his field. The systems and processes Rhett has instituted in our firm will lead to a greater level of protection, a more efficient and robust approach to compliance which we fully expect to convert into a higher multiple being paid come succession time. Rhett’s integrity, timeliness and personable approach makes him a perfect choice for Chrysalis to partner with. I wholeheartedly recommend Rhett to any one who might be looking for a thorough compliance solution for their practice.