Promoting fair, efficient and transparent financial markets

Promoting fair, efficient and transparent financial markets



    Proposed FMC Act exemption for offers made through AFAs providing personalised DIMS

    Submissions close on Thursday 8 October. Read more >



    Charities raising funds through debt securities

    We are consulting on whether charities issuing debt securities should be subject to standard Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) obligations.

    Submissions close on Thursday 5 November. Read more >



    Proposed FMC Act designation & exemption for companies used to manage costs in real property communal facilities

    Submissions close Friday 6 November. Read more >


Case updates

Case updates

  • Arena Capital/Blackfort investigation

    Arena Capital/Blackfort investigation

    Arena Capital Limited was placed into liquidation in the Christchurch High Court on 24 July 2015. Korda Mentha (the current receivers of Arena) have been appointed as liquidators. The receivers’ update to the Companies Office can be found here and the amended update on the KordaMentha website noting the liquidation of Arena can be found here.

  • hanover

    Hanover Finance Companies Settlement

    Update: Further details here about the next steps in the distribution process for eligible investors, being administered by Deloitte.

    The FMA and former directors of the Hanover Finance Companies and former directors of Hanover Group Limited have reached a settlement of the civil proceedings commenced by the FMA in March 2012. Find out more here.

    Deloitte has been appointed to design, manage and oversee the distribution process. More information can be found here.

  • SPI

    SPI undertakings update – 17 August 2015

    In October 2014, Allister Knight and Murray Alcock (the Directors) offered Enforceable Undertakings to FMA relating to entities comprising the SPI group of companies, pursuant to section 46 of the FMA Act 2011.

    Please see an update here and 2014 media release here.


Investment basics small

Investment basics are essential. Here’s where to start…

Investing is about putting your money to work to achieve your personal financial goals. 'Plan your life, live your plan.' Yes, it's a cliché. But when it comes to investing your money, it makes a lot of sense to have a game plan.

The types of investments you should consider will depend on your investment goals. It's also important to consider the saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” and to diversify your investment choices as appropriate.

A smart investor takes time to understand the basic principles of investing and then follows a carefully tailored investment plan.

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