Under the FMC Act the manager of a registered managed investment scheme (MIS), other than a restricted scheme, must be licensed.
Many financial market professionals require a licence in order to do business. As a fund manager, find out how to apply for a licence here.
See the current list of businesses who hold a licence to provide a managed investment scheme.
See all our guidance specifically for managed investment schemes here.
To be authorised to provide a personalised DIMS service you must first meet the prescribed eligibility criteria.
Putting investor interests first is at the heart of raising the standards of how financial advice is conducted.
The FMC Act has requirements for financial product offer information. This section outlines those requirements, and provides information about when they don’t apply.
KiwiSaver is a priority focus for FMA. Participants involved in KiwiSaver management, distribution and oversight must meet regulatory standards and act with customers’ best interests in mind. See what your obligations are here.
Part 4 of the FMC Act resets the accountability framework for managed investment schemes and debt securities. It imposes statutory duties of care on licensed supervisors and on managers of managed investments schemes.
Find out more about exemptions for fund managers, current notices and how to apply for one.
Read how the FMC Act provides for fair dealing in relation to financial products and services and sets out minimum compliance standards of behaviour for people operating in the financial markets.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT Act) 2009 and its Regulations place obligations on New Zealand’s financial institutions to detect and deter money laundering and terrorism financing. Find out how it affects you.
Applicants must pay a fee when they either apply for a new licence for financial market services or apply to vary an existing licence. The relevant fees are set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and outlined in the Financial Markets Conduct (Fees) Regulations 2014. Review the full list of fees.
5 May 2017
Media release MR No. 2017 – 158 May 2017 The FMA is working with ANZ to see if behavioural insights can prompt more ANZ KiwiSaver members to get retirement advice, or use retirement-planning tools when they hit 56 years old. The aim of this behavioural insights pilot is to examine if adjusting communications sent to ANZ KiwiSaver members aged 56, and users of their ‘lifetimes’ investment approach, results in more members checking they are on track...
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...
21 June 2017
First published 21 June 2017 Final date for submissions 5pm, Wednesday 19 July 2017 Consultation document Proposed exemption to facilitate personalised robo-advice Submission form Feedback form E-mail for submission firstname.lastname@example.org (please use the title of the consultation paper for the subject line) We are considering using our exemption powers to facilitate the provision of personalised robo-advice services. ...