21 July 2017
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30 June 2017
The FMA has previously notified that during its initial inquiries into Forestlands it identified $18 million which Forestlands said was to be paid to investors. We note that investors, who are shareholders in the Forestlands companies, had expressed concerns about Forestlands, how the assets were sold and how they would receive their share of the proceeds.
The FMA decided that the $18 million should be placed in trust to protect and preserve these funds and investors’ interests. It is not the FMA’s role to determine the process for allocating funds among companies or investors; that responsibility remains with the Forestlands companies and their director. The FMA remains concerned that the Forestlands companies do not have an appropriate method in place to distribute the proceeds from the sale of the Forestlands group’s forestry assets.
20 October 2016
An investigation into the affairs of Arena Capital Limited, trading as BlackfortFX, led to the FMA obtaining asset preservation orders in relation to BlackfortFX and associated persons in May 2015. The FMA appointed a receiver and manger in relation to BlackfortFX, which was subsequently placed into liquidation in July 2015. The FMA also referred the matter to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
Charges have now been filed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against Jimmie McNicholl in relation to the operation of BlackfortFX who appeared in Court on 20 October 2016. Another person has been charged and is yet to appear on this matter.
Four companies have been placed into liquidation at the Auckland High Court, following an investigation undertaken by the FMA into Steven Robertson, PTT Limited and related entities. Read details here.
We want to speak to anyone who has invested with Mr Steven Robertson through PTT Ltd; Maxwell Foster Ltd; Harrington Group Ltd; Gibson McLeod Ltd; Russell & Brown Ltd; Armstrong Group Ltd; Morrison Ross Ltd or Alba International Ltd.
Please contact us through our online complaint form if you can help.
MCL purports to offer foreign exchange currency programmes, and operates the website www.morgancooperltd.co.nz. Anyone who has been in contact with MCL or Mr McCall in relation to the offer of such programmes, or any other form of financial product or service, is encouraged to contact the FMA on 0800 434 566, or log a complaint via our website.
Along with the Serious Fraud Office, we are investigating Mr Paul Clifford Hibbs and Hansa Limited (Hansa).
Anyone who had been in contact with Hibbs or Hansa in relation to the offer of financial advice, investment services or other form of financial product or service is encouraged to contact us on 0800 434 566, or log a complaint via our website.
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15 May 2017
This information sheet explains the class notice which designates certain shares in investment companies as managed investment products, and the company which issues them as a managed investment scheme. It explains when we will consider individually designating particular shares to be issued by an investment company as managed investment products.
13 December 2016
The Financial Markets Conduct Amendment Regulations 2015 introduced new requirements for MIS quarterly fund updates, but we’ve noticed some fund updates are not yet including them.
This is a courtesy reminder that these amendments are in effect and need to be factored into your quarterly fund updates. To help with this we’ve published some information about fund updates on our website, including a list of the key amendments.