People who took the FMA’s KiwiSaver Risk Quiz understood the importance of keeping contributing through any investment downturn, but the results highlight some key areas where more work to help investors is needed.
Markets go down as well as up and good times don’t last forever.
In preparation for Sorted Money Week 2018 the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is launching an online quiz to help younger KiwiSaver members understand how to react when investments rise and fall in stormy markets.
The vast majority (86%) of KiwiSaver members who saw their fees in dollar amounts in their annual statements this year rated the information as “quite or very useful”, an FMA survey has found. Members rated their current balance as the most useful information on the statement.
The High Court has found that an issuer’s continuous disclosure obligations do not apply during administration.
The judge stated in his decision “that the disclosure / reporting obligations of an issuer in voluntary administration are contained within Part 15A of the Companies Act and while the issuer is in administration, the continuous disclosure obligations are suspended.”
The FMA investigation into the conduct of CBL Corporation Limited (“CBL”) and its directors is ongoing. Due to investor interest in these matters an update on the investigation is appropriate at this time.
Confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets has remained stable since 2017, despite uncertainty around a potential trade war, volatile global markets and a focus on the culture and conduct of major financial institutions in Australia and New Zealand.
Garry James Patterson has been sentenced to 200 hours’ community work and 3 months’ community detention at the Christchurch District Court after pleading guilty to two charges brought by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
The FMA acknowledges the sentencing today in the Serious Fraud Office’s criminal prosecution of Mr Jimmy McNicholl and Mr Lance Ryan, also known as Lance Jared Thompson. These individuals were prosecuted in relation to a Ponzi scheme in Christchurch that resulted in hundreds of people investing a total of $8.3m.
NZX generally complied with its obligations during the review period. However, a lack of market experience in its market surveillance function meant NZX did not meet its obligation to have adequate arrangements to monitor the conduct of participants on, or in relation to its markets.
RBNZ and FMA briefed the Finance and Expenditure Select committee on the Australian Royal Commission (RC) into Misconduct in Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, and the response by regulators in New Zealand.
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and NZX Regulation (NZXR) today published a study carried out by Victoria University student Anna Hensen, ‘New Zealand Equity Market Cleanliness for the years 2010-2016’.