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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 No. 50, 2001 - SECT 1240

Claims against fund

(1) Subject to this Part, a person who suffers pecuniary loss as mentioned in subsection 1239(1) is entitled to claim compensation from the fidelity fund of a futures organisation whose fidelity fund is, pursuant to that subsection, required to be applied to compensate the person, and to take proceedings in the Court as provided in this Part against the futures organisation to establish that claim. (2) A person does not have a claim against a fidelity fund of a futures organisation in respect of:

pecuniary loss suffered before 1 July 1986; or

pecuniary loss in respect of money or other property suffered after the money or property had, in due course of the administration of a trust, ceased to be under the sole control of a member organisation of the futures organisation.

(3) Subject to this Part, the amount that a claimant is entitled to claim as compensation from a fidelity fund of a futures organisation is the amount of the actual pecuniary loss suffered by the claimant (including the reasonable costs of, and disbursements incidental to, the making and proof of the claim) less the total amount or value of all amounts or other benefits received or receivable by the claimant from a source other than the fund in reduction of the loss. (4) In addition to any compensation that is payable under this Part, interest is payable out of the fidelity fund on the amount of the compensation, less any amount attributable to costs and disbursements, at the prescribed rate calculated from and including the day on which the pecuniary loss was suffered until the day on which the claim is satisfied.

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