Document Library

A filtered search by topic for all guidance, reports or research documents stored on the FMA website.


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  1. 1 March 2014

    KiwiSaver schemes monitoring investment risk guidance

    This Guidance Note is designed to assist Trustees of retail non-restricted KiwiSaver schemes (Trustees), in performing their functions effectively.
    Tags
    KiwiSaver providers, Roles, Business, Managed investment schemes
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  2. 1 February 2014

    Broker Obligations guidance note

    The focus of this guidance is on custody of client money and client property, and the key obligation of brokers to hold client money and client property on trust.
    Tags
    Obligations, Client money or property services provider, Roles, Business
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  3. 30 September 2013

    Monitoring of non-GAAP disclosures response to guidance note

    In this review we assessed the market’s response to the guidance note to gain an early indication of whether disclosures around non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial information are improving.
    Tags
    Reporting entities, Business
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  4. 1 June 2013

    Securities trustees and statutory supervisors monitoring guidance

    This guidance note is for licensed securities trustees and statutory supervisors. It sets out the Financial Market Authority’s (FMA) expectations of how they will carry out their monitoring functions effectively.
    Tags
    Reporting entities, Roles, Business, Supervisor
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  5. 21 December 2012

    Beneficial ownership guideline

    This guideline is to assist reporting entities in meeting the requirement to perform customer due diligence on the customer and beneficial owners of the customer under sections 11-26 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (‘the Act’).
    Tags
    Roles, Reporting entities, Business
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  6. 1 September 2012

    Pre-prospectus publicity - some practical guidance for issuers and their advisers

    This guidance note is intended for issuers of securities, their directors and advisers. It sets out the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) view on the boundaries of pre-regulated offer publicity/advertising (also commonly referred to as ‘pre-prospectus publicity’), as required by the Securities Act 1978 (Act) and FMA’s policy on the scope of pre-prospectus publicity it will support by exemption.
    Tags
    Derivative Issuer, Offer disclosure for equity and debt offers, Roles, Business
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  7. 1 June 2012

    KiwiSaver sale and distribution guidance

    This guidance note provides guidance on the FMAs expectations for the sale of KiwiSaver schemes within the requirements and spirit of the Financial Advisers Act 2008 (the Act). This guidance focuses on factors FMA will take into account when considering whether advice is given, and if so, whether the advice is categorised as a class or personalised service.
    Tags
    KiwiSaver providers, Roles, Business, Managed investment schemes
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  8. 31 January 2012

    AML/CFT Guide for small financial adviser businesses

    This guide is designed to help financial advisers working independently or in a small business comply with their obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the AML/CFT Act) and associated regulations (together AML/CFT law).
    Tags
    AML/CFT, Financial Adviser, Roles, Business
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  9. 1 November 2011

    KiwiSaver performance fees guidance

    This guidance note is designed to provide the Managers and Trustees of KiwiSaver schemes with a basis on which they can determine whether any performance fees that are proposed to be charged, or are chanrged, either directly or indirectly to a member's investment in the Scheme can be considered "not reasonable".
    Tags
    KiwiSaver providers, Roles, Business, Managed investment schemes
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  10. 1 March 2011

    Good character and criminal convictions guidance note

    The guidance note is intended to answer some of the queries the Commission has received regarding the assessment of good character, as well as provide further guidance on the information applicants need to provide to the Commission in relation to criminal convictions.
    Tags
    Financial Adviser, Conduct, Roles, Business
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  11. 3 April 2008

    KiwiSaver performance fees and ethical fund guideline

    In general terms, the costs associated with an ethical fund are similar to the costs associated with a normal equity fund when bottom-up analysis is undertaken. Hence, for funds with similar asset profiles, the Government Actuary would expect the fee levels of ethical funds to be similar to the fee levels of non-ethical funds. However if a global overlay is used, it would be expected that the additional cost necessary for the additional services to be quantified.
    Tags
    Roles, Business, Managed investment schemes
    Type
    PDF, Guidance
  12. 1 October 2007

    KiwiSaver unreasonable fees guideline

    The Government objective for KiwiSaver is to establish a low cost work-based savings scheme. In general terms the KiwiSaver Act 2006 (“the Act”) expounds the principle that the fees should not be unreasonable and should reflect the services provided. This guideline was issued by the Government Actuary.
    Tags
    KiwiSaver providers, Roles, Business, Managed investment schemes
    Type
    PDF, Guidance