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  1. 13 December 2016

    Consultation complete on FMA’s conduct guide: final document to be published in new year

    Media releaseMR No.2016 – 3813 December 2016 Earlier this year the FMA consulted on a guide on good conduct, signalling to New Zealand financial services providers what to expect from interaction and engagement with the conduct regulator. With a broad range of industry submitting, the process has given the FMA valuable insight into how New Zealand financial services providers view the topic of conduct regulation in general; and the intent and content o...


  2. 8 December 2016

    FMA releases AML/CFT monitoring report

    Media AdvisoryMR No.2016 – 3708 December 2016   The FMA has today published its third annual AML/CFT monitoring report.  Reporting entities (REs) are required to file annual reports by 31 August each period, for the year ending 30 June. Data collected from these reports helps to inform the FMA’s risk-based approach to monitoring the market and understand what business activities the REs carried out. The 2016 report shows some progress in REs meetin...


  3. 1 December 2016

    The end of the beginning for the new regime in financial services

    Media releaseMR No.2016 – 361 December 2016 A decade in the making, today marks the beginning of a new era in the regulation of New Zealand’s financial markets. The introduction of a stronger regime overseeing financial markets, based on the good conduct of providers, has been in train since before the establishment of the Capital Markets Development Taskforce in 2008. The Financial Markets Authority has been implementing this regime since the Financ...


  4. 28 November 2016

    FMA releases Audit Quality Monitoring report

    Media release MR No.2016 – 3528 November 2016 The FMA’s 2016 Audit Quality Report reflects that improvements continue to be made in audit quality.  The report shows the sector is increasingly aligned with the expectations of the FMA and international auditing standards and global best practice. However, it also notes that files reviewed still show that further improvement is necessary. The FMA is required under the Auditor Regulation Act 2011 to re...


  5. 16 November 2016

    Minister Collins to open Fraud Film Festival

    Media release MR No. 2016 – 34 16 November 2016 The inaugural International Fraud Film Festival will be opened by Hon Judith Collins, the Minister responsible for the Serious Fraud Office, on Friday, 18 November at Auckland’s Q Theatre.  The festival concludes this year’s Fraud Awareness Week. The Fraud Film Festival is designed to bring the issue of fraud, and other forms of financial crime, alive in the New Zealand context through the medium of...


  6. 15 November 2016

    When strangers call bearing investment gifts: hang up

    Media releaseMR No. 2016 – 3315 November 2016 Cold calls from strangers about investment opportunities are not only sure-fire losers, but illegal, and the Financial Markets Authority says the best response is the dial tone. As part of International Fraud Awareness Week, the FMA is warning consumers to be aware of fraudsters and protect themselves, having noticed an increase in cold-calling and ‘boiler-room’ scams.  These scams are not just affecti...


  7. 4 November 2016

    Minister announces more funding for FMA work

    4 November 2016 The FMA has acknowledged the announcement by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith of government approval to increase FMA funding. See Ministers announcement here. This is the first review of the FMA’s funding since its establishment in 2011 and since the passing of the FMC Act in 2013. The Government has approved an increase in funding of $9.8 million. While the Crown and levy payers will continue to share the costs of...


  8. 14 July 2016

    FMCA licensing hits the home straight

    Media ReleaseMR No.2016 - 2014 July 2016 The deadline is looming for fund managers to get licensed under the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA) and the Financial Markets Authority is putting out the final call to those that want to stay in the game. Under the FMCA, fund managers, discretionary investment management service providers and derivatives issuers must meet new governance and capability standards before 1 December 2016. Most firms have now com...