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    30 October 2014

    FMA focus on improving conduct and increasing trust in financial markets

    Media releaseMR No. 2014 – 03630 October 2014 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Chief Executive Rob Everett has set out the evolving approach for the FMA as the regulator’s mandate expands under the Financial Markets Conduct Act, taking effect from 1 December. Mr Everett told the Institute of Financial Professionals (INFINZ) AGM, in Auckland today, that the FMA would be setting high expectations of...


    8 September 2014

    FMA talking investment risk for Money Week

    Media releaseMR No. 2014 – 0288 September 2014 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced its plans for this year's Money Week from October 13-19 2014. The FMA will be hosting a panel discussion to promote greater understanding of investment risk. The theme for this year's Money Week is getting your money fighting fit and the FMA will be hosting a 'Heavy Weight Debate' at St Matthew's Church,...


    12 August 2014

    Strategic Finance settlement proceeds to first distribution

    In June this year PwC Partners John Fisk and Colin McCloy, as Receivers of Strategic, together with the Financial Markets Authority, announced they had finalised a $22 million settlement agreement with the former directors and auditors of Strategic. On 8 August 2014 the settlement agreement became unconditional and the first payment of $10 million has now been received. This will enable a distribution to s...


    8 July 2014

    FMA issues New Zealand’s first licence for peer-to-peer lending services

    News releaseMR No. 2014 – 0238 July 2014 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today issued its first peer-to-peer lending service licence. Auckland-based Harmoney is the first provider of this new financial service, under the provisions of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. “This is a new service for New Zealand that brings new opportunities for lenders and borrowers. Peer-to-peer lending has alr...


    4 July 2014

    Joint finance company prosecutions promote renewed public confidence and ethical conduct in financial markets

    Lawyer, Hugh Edward Staples Hamilton (63), who was found guilty of fraud in relation to the collapse of Belgrave Finance Limited (Belgrave), has been sentenced at the Auckland High Court today to four years and nine months’ imprisonment. read more.


    18 June 2014

    FMA releases guide to help smaller financial adviser businesses with the licensing process for DIMS

    Following changes to the regulation of Discretionary Investment Management Services (DIMS) announced Monday 16 June, by Commerce Minister, Craig Foss, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released a guide to help advisers and small businesses who want to apply for a licence to provide DIMS under the Financial Markets Conduct Act


    17 June 2014

    Regulation of financial services promotes greater choice and boosts productivity

    News release MR No. 2014 – 019 17 June 2014FMA CEO Rob Everett has called on business to support New Zealand’s new regulatory regime - in financial services and in business generally - so that New Zealand enjoys more sustained, stronger economic growth.Mr Everett told Trans-Tasman business leaders, at a session in Auckland today, that the New Zealand economy was recovering steadily from the post-GFC re...