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    6 June 2014

    Statement of clarification on Abano Healthcare Group Ltd (NZX:ABA)

    Media release MR no. 2014 - 018 6 June 2014 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today clarified statements that have apparently been made in communications with shareholders in Abano Healthcare Group Ltd (NZX:ABA). The FMA has received correspondence, to ABA shareholders, dated 3 June 2014, from Steamboat Capital and Healthcare Industry. The correspondence cites the FMA in a way which could suggest to sh...


    29 May 2014

    FMA issues formal warning to St Laurence directors - investigation closed

    News release MR no. 2014 - 016 29 May 2014 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has closed its investigation into St Laurence Limited (in liquidation) and has formally warned eight directors of St Laurence Limited in respect of potential breaches of the Securities Act. Based on the evidence it has seen, FMA considers that St Laurence’s September 2007 prospectus failed to properly disclose information ab...


    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 the...


    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 respondent...


    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...


    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...


    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 priori...


    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 capi...


    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 N...