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    1 May 2014

    Cultural shift in financial services underway as once-in-a-generation Financial Markets Conduct Act takes effect

    News releaseMR no. 2014 – 0141 May 2014 The Chief Executive of the Financial Markets Authority, Rob Everett, says a long-term cultural shift – for the better – is underway in New Zealand financial services as the new Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 takes effect. Mr Everett was speaking in Wellington, New Zealand, today to parliamentary and industry Ombudsmen, from Australia and New Zealand, at their biennial conference. There are positive signs...


    30 April 2014

    Survey shows investors look forward to easy-to-follow IPO offer documents

    News releaseMR no. 2014-01330 April 2014 A New Zealand investor survey conducted on behalf of the Financial Markets Authority and NZX shows there is good support for companies making initial public offerings (IPOs) among those who have invested in recent IPOs. The survey indicates that New Zealanders who have invested in recent offers continue to have a relatively strong appetite for IPOs. Among respondents to the survey, two-thirds (66%) of investors wh...


    27 March 2014

    Investors better informed about low ball offers

    News release27 March 2014FMA says in a report published today that new regulations are assisting investors to make better informed decisions about unsolicited or low ball offers.  The report also acknowledges that companies whose investors have been targeted have contributed to investors being better informed. The Securities Markets (Unsolicited Offers) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 December 2012 amid growing concern that investors were being en...


    5 December 2013

    FMA releases audit quality report

    News release5 December 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) says its first audit quality review shows there is work to be done to meet the required standards. The Audit Quality Review Report assessed the internal quality control systems and individual audit files of nine audit firms, under the Auditor Regulation Act, which came into force on 1 July 2012. The key areas of focus for firms that need to improve are: auditor independence and ethical is...


    5 December 2013

    FMA releases stakeholder feedback report

    News release5 December 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today released the findings of the 2013 FMA stakeholder feedback report. The report looked at FMA’s progress since its establishment on 1 May 2011 and surveyed stakeholder views on the following topics: key achievements and shortcomings of FMA’s work to date gaps in FMA’s activities or mandate organisational capabilities of FMA prioritisation of key shortcomings and gaps to be addre...


    28 November 2013

    FMA announces new Chief Executive

    News release28 November 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has appointed Rob Everett as its new Chief Executive, effective 3 February 2014. FMA’s Chairman Simon Allen said he was delighted that Mr Everett would be leading FMA through the next phase, including the rollout of the Financial Markets Conduct Act. “Mr Everett has a wealth of experience in law and compliance having specialised in capital markets and corporate finance. He has worked...


    30 October 2013

    Disclosure documents need to improve

    News release30 October 2013 A report by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) into prospectuses and investment statements (disclosure documents) highlights the need for issuers to lift their game.The report comes more than a year after FMA released its Guidance Note on Effective Disclosure which explains the approach FMA will take to reviewing disclosure documents for compliance with the law.The Guidance Note encourages issuers to set out information in...


    24 October 2013

    KiwiSaver assets jump 30 percent to top $16.5b

    News release24 October 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) says assets invested in KiwiSaver have passed $16.5 billion, up nearly $4 billion, or 30 percent, on last year. The figures were released today in FMA’s KiwiSaver Report for the year ended 30 June 2013. As at 31 March 2013 the number of KiwiSaver members had also increased, up nearly 10 percent, to 2.09 million. FMA CEO Sean Hughes said KiwiSaver has come a long way from its introduction...


    9 September 2013

    FMA announcement on finance company cases

    News release9 September 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced that it has completed investigations into four of its remaining finance company cases. FMA inherited 25 finance company investigations from the Securities Commission when it came into force on 1 May 2011. To date, 32 directors have been convicted. Having now completed its investigations into potential breaches of financial markets legislation, including the Securities Act...