Page last updated: 19 July 2022


This section provides an overview of the compliance obligations of key financial market participants. It shows who needs to comply, their main obligations, and includes information on licensing, fees and exemptions. To find out more about your specific obligations, choose your role on the main menu.

Compliance by role - Compliance with the FMA
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FMA's compliance approach

We take a risk-based approach to our monitoring and surveillance activities, meaning we prioritise resources to those participants or practices that present the greatest risk to fair, efficient and transparent financial markets.

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