Financial market infrastructures (FMIs) are vital to well-functioning markets. They include the settlement and clearing systems that enable the free-flow of securities transactions and payments.
Together with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), the FMA jointly oversees designated settlement systems in New Zealand.
Part 5C of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 (Act) details the FMA’s and RBNZ’s oversight powers and requirements for these systems. Further information can be found in our joint policy statement which explains the Act, our roles and policies, and also in our memorandum of understanding (MoU) we have with the RBNZ.
Currently, there are two designated settlement systems the FMA is jointly responsible for regulating.
NZClear is the securities settlement system and central securities depository for a broad range of fixed interest securities and equities that are issued in New Zealand. It is owned and operated by the RBNZ.
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Services Group
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
PO Box 2498
Telephone (04) 472-2029
New Zealand Clearing and Depository Corporation Limited (NZCDC) clears and settles all transactions that are conducted on the markets of the New Zealand stock exchange, NZX Limited (NZX).
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Risk
New Zealand Clearing and Depository Corporation Limited
Level 2, NZX Centre
11 Cable Street
PO Box 2959
Telephone: +64 4 495 2465
For more information about how to apply to become a designated FMI and to view the latest proposals to update the supervisory regime for FMIs, please visit the RBNZ website.
20 February 2017
Media release MR No. 2017 – 05 20 February 2017 The Conduct Outcomes Report 2016 highlights the key issues and actions from the FMA’s enforcement, supervision and preventative activities for the financial year July 2015 to June 2016. Previously published as the Investigations and Enforcement Report, this report shows how the FMA has made use of the broad range of conduct regulation powers available under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. Key ac...
15 February 2017
Media Release MR No. 2017 – 04 15 February 2017 Today the Financial Markets Authority published its updated Strategic Risk Outlook (SRO). This is a foundation FMA document and sets out how the regulator identifies and prioritises the key risks to its overall objective of fair, efficient and transparent markets. In 2014, the FMA established seven strategic priorities to address the main risks and potential harms to financial markets. Those priorities an...
8 February 2017
Media Release MR No. 2017 – 02 8 February 2017 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a formal warning to 12 reporting entities under section 80 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (the Act). Under section 59(2) of the Act, the FMA required reporting entities to submit their audit of their Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) risk assessment and AML/CFT programme by 25 Nove...
8 March 2017
We are seeking feedback on our KiwiSaver advice guidance note.
This guidance note is for providers advising on KiwiSaver products and will replace our 2012 Guidance Note: Sale and Distribution of KiwiSaver. We are replacing this guidance to recognise feedback that our 2012 approach resulted in some people not getting the help they needed, as firms saw it as risky to provide advice. This revised guidance is intended to change that situation, by encouraging advisers and financial firms to help people make good decisions about KiwiSaver.