Capable, confident and well-informed investors are an essential part of healthy financial markets. Part of our role is to help investors build this capability and to seek insights from both investors and consumers of other financial services.
Our objective is to build investor confidence and understanding by creating safe and transparent financial markets so investors can better choose and use appropriate financial products and make informed investment decisions.
We work closely with other Government agencies, market participants, and community organisations to achieve this objective. We share our research to understand what helps investors and consumers make good decisions and stay up to date with international research best practice.
We focus on positively influencing the behaviour of all New Zealand investors and consumers of financial services in the following areas:
We survey consumers to understand current issues and consumer perceptions. Some of these surveys are conducted jointly with other agencies. We also test key resources with an online panel of consumers. Feedback helps us ensure we are clearly communicating the steps a capable investor should take when considering a specific product or activity.
Our consumer advisory network helps us ensure consumer perspectives are considered and addressed in our investor capability strategy and initiatives, and in our broader regulatory activities.