We're your eyes and ears for compliance.
Our focus is always on collaboration. Which means we don't just tell you what to do, we listen and acknowledge your perspective before we provide guidance.
It also means we're constantly seeking feedback from others, searching for knowledge and pooling our strengths to get the best outcomes for our clients.
We become partners through trust.
When we work with our clients, it's a team approach to achieve the best possible business goals.
We're all about challenging the status quo, but it's always about what's in the best interests of the outcomes you want and need.
We're here to make your business journey an easier one, but filled with potential.
"We like to see ourselves as the eyes and ears for danger – we see it before others do. For us, it’s hiding in plain sight."
Rhett Das, Managing Director
Meet Our Team
If you were to sum up the values of our team, we'd say
- We take care of our clients by thinking long-term
- We have energetic curiosity, with a burning desire to continue learning
- We all share ownership for clients and their business success
With more than a decade of combined experience across the financial services industry, we take pride in explaining complex compliance problems to our clients, in simple and easy to understand language. Our goal is guide our clients to make confident business decisions and not have to navigate compliance with fear and trepidation.
Meet the team behind Integrity Compliance.
Rhett Das Managing Director, LLB BBus Dip FP
My role is like being an interpreter. I help AFSL owners who are struggling to understand and apply legislation, because they can’t figure out how to bridge the gap between regulator expectations and the reality of giving advice. Understanding what the regulator wants, is all about interpretation.
My role is to provide confidence that if the regulator knocks on the door, risk has been mitigated as much as possible. I like to say that we see ourselves as the eyes and ears for danger – we see it before others do. For us, it’s hiding in plain sight.
Lauren Das Compliance Consultant
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.
My skills lie in getting the documentation right. Whether you’re applying for a new licence or making additions, there are many supporting documents required. I get everything together that ASIC requires while making the process simpler for you.
Lisa Nikolovska Governance & Support Manager
Cutting through the noise is a real art. My expertise lies in helping advisers to problem solve. Whether it's knowing how to pre-empt compliance issues or clarifying legislation, I can help you simplying applying compliance to the advice process by implementing better solutions in your business.
With over 24 years of experience in financial services, licence management and practice development, I really understand the challenges you face every day.
I'm here to help you apply practical solutions, to support better compliance and improve your business efficiencies.
Angie Giacomantonio Business Manager
You’ll speak to me first. My role is to support our clients as the first point of contact, so you’ll probably speak to me a lot. I’m also a key support for the team, so they can provide support to you throughout the year. This means keeping the back office organised is my domain. I make sure that information is exactly where it should be.
I love being organised. Why is why I’ll be helping you get prepared for your quarterly meetings, audits and any other important licensee meetings. You'll have the right paperwork, so that we make sure things go smoothly. I’ll also be the one to get a time in the diary with the team if needed.
Sian Togyer Administration Assistant
I help the team, to help you. My role at Integrity is to support the team do what they do best, which is to deliver our products and services to you. I like to think of myself as the bones of the business support team, as I make sure that all of our templates and documents are kept updated. Nothing gets missed under my watch.
Getting the details right. By making sure the tools are available to the team, they can support you to resolve your issues quickly. They can also turn around your compliance fears, by helping you to build the right framework to make it more simple. Just a part of your every day, rather than the focus.
"We bridge the gap between regulator expectations and the reality of giving advice."
Rhett Das, Managing Director
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.
Director Financial Advice, Chrysalis Lifestyle Planning
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)
RGM Financial Planning engaged the services of Integrity Compliance to assist with AFSL variations and for ongoing Responsible Manager training and compliance support. We previously obtained these services from a large Institutional provider but were dissatisfied with their one-size-fits-all approach. Rhett was referred to us by a professional colleague and we have found the personalised touch and face to face contact very refreshing. Rhett is knowledgeable, approachable and accessible. He and his team deliver a tailored solution at an affordable price. At this stage we couldn’t be happier with the service provided.
RGM Financial Planners Pty Ltd (AFSL 229471)
Having known Rhett and his team for many years, when we decided to get our own AFSL we immediately engaged him for both establishing our AFSL and also the ongoing compliance work. The quarterly meetings, together with 4 audits per year for each of our AR’s is integral to us in ensuring we remain at the top of our game from a compliance point of view. Whenever we have a question or need a policy updated the team are quick at responding which is so re-assuring that we have them covering our compliance, it’s one less thing to worry about when running a business and AFSL.
JBS Financial Strategists
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.