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    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...


    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 Ki...


    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 m...


    26 August 2013

    New website and Twitter account for FMA

    Media Release26 August 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has today launched two communication tools which will enhance the way it works with market participants, investors and the media.www.talktous.fma.govt.nz will provide an opportunity for New Zealanders to share their thoughts and tell us what they think is important for the future of New Zealand’s financial markets, which are entering a new...


    31 July 2013

    Chair for Financial Adviser Code Committee re-elected

    Media Release31 July 2013 The Code Committee for Authorised Financial Advisers (AFAs) has re-elected David Ireland as Chair for the next 12 months.A partner at Kensington Swan and a member of the Code Committee since it was established in 2009, Mr Ireland will lead the committee as it keeps under review current regulatory and legislative developments and assesses potential impacts on the Code of Profession...


    12 July 2013

    FMA strategic leadership team appointments

    Media Release12 July 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced the appointment of Sue Brown to the new position of Head of Strategy, Innovation and Engagement.From Monday 15 July, Ms Brown will step aside from her current duties as Head of Primary Regulatory Operations to lead FMA’s change management programme over the next nine months.FMA CEO Sean Hughes said the appointment reflected t...


    11 July 2013

    FMA CEO Announcement

    Media Release11 July 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced that CEO Sean Hughes will not seek re-appointment for a second term as Chief Executive. He will continue in his role until the end of the year.FMA Chairman Simon Allen said Mr Hughes had done an outstanding job leading FMA, from its establishment three years ago, to building credibility and confidence in the new regulator and f...


    1 July 2013

    FMA releases Investigations and Enforcement Report 2013

    Media Release1 July 2013 The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released its Investigations and Enforcement Report on the key issues and themes arising in the last 12 months.The report includes the number of complaints and enquiries received and the nature of those complaints; details of the inquiries and investigations FMA has been engaged in; and key emerging issues.The last 12 months has seen FMA’s...