Australian Financial Services Licence

Australian Financial Services Licence

AIC is one of the few organisations in the Carbon Market that is the principal holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence (wholesale). As a principal licence holder, AIC has complete flexibility in developing sales and marketing strategies to maximise the sale of ACCUs including structuring forward sales to prioritise cashflow for project stakeholders.

 AIC can trade derivatives and make a market in ACCUs to achieve these outcomes where others do not hold the appropriate licences.

 AIC will use a combination of strategies including selling into the ERF (either as options or fixed contracts), accessing the spot-market and developing relationships with large corporate off-takers to enable forward sales of carbon.

 AIC in the recent ERF auction was the largest bidder (taking 34% of volume) when it moved  pre-emptively to protect the downside risk for its projects by locking in a minimum price required to be paid by the Australian Government, whilst providing the flexibility to identify opportunities to sell at a higher price to other off-takers.

Australian Integrated Carbon Financial Services Pty Ltd (“AICFS”) has an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL 425610) authorising it to provide financial services to Wholesale Clients only as defined by the Corporations Act 2001.

Most financial services provided by AICFS or its Corporate Authorised are also designated services under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006. Under the provisions of this Act, AICFS is obliged to verify the identity of its clients.

Depending on what stage of project development you are with us, we will require to undertake Client verification procedures for us to fulfil its obligations.

An example of the information required can be found below (Wholesale Investor Check List).


For more information regarding licensing:   Financial product advice and dealing ASIC guide

Australian Integrated Carbon Financial Services

ACN: 159 166 846

Australian Financial Services Licence: 425 610

Office Locations

Western Australia
Mark Lewis
0499 588 699
[email protected]

South Australia
Russell Seaman
0411 759 567
[email protected]

New South Wales
Adam Townley
0410 541 662
[email protected]