CDPF Limited, a company established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, has indemnified the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Development Fund for the Catholic Community Fund ABN 59 728 447 508 (Fund) against any liability arising out of a claim by investors in the Fund. In practice, this means your investment is backed by the assets of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese. Money invested with the Fund is used to support the charitable works of the Catholic Church. This is achieved by providing a return on your investment that enables us to provide low-cost funding to assist Catholic organisations, including Catholic schools.
Accordingly, we are required by law to tell you that your investment with us is not comparable to those with banks, finance companies or fund managers.
The Fund is not regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) nor has it been examined or approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) because we have been granted exemptions.
Under these exemptions, we are required by law to tell you that:
you will not receive the benefit of the financial claims scheme or the depositor protection provisions in the Banking Act 1959 (Cth);
investments that the Fund offers are not subject to the usual protections for investors under the Corporations Act (Cth) or regulation by ASIC;
there is a risk that you may not get any of your money back from us;
investments that the Fund offers are intended to attract investors whose main investment objective is to support our charitable work;
the Fund does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence but the Fund has entered into an intermediary authorisation with CDFMN AFSL Limited ABN: 74 623 033 830, AFSL No. 504182 to issue and deal in debentures.
Catholic Community Fund Maitland-Newcastle ABN 59 728 447 508 operating under an intermediary authorisation with CDFMN AFSL Limited ABN 74 623 033 830, AFSL: 504182 Copyright 2021.