The FMA was established in 2011 as an independent Crown entity. We are responsible for ensuring public confidence in our financial markets and supporting the growth of New Zealand’s capital base through effective regulation.
In 2014 we began working under a much wider mandate with the introduction of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act). We now have an extended range of regulatory tools available to achieve better outcomes for investors, financial markets professionals and businesses.
In delivering our current regulatory objectives, we have eight strategic priority areas including governance and culture; conflicted conduct; capital market growth and integrity; sales and advice; investor decision making; effective frontline regulators; and FMA effectiveness and efficiency. You can find out more about these priority areas in our full Strategic Risk Outlook.