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FMA Investor Profile - Carla Fasher
Investor Profile featuring Carla Fasher, a 29-year-old optometrist who got into investing as a student while working at a bank.
Spotlight on: Compound interest
When an investment earns interest, this may be added to the overall sum, resulting in compound interest – essentially earning interest on interest.
FMA investor profile - Sarah Kelsey
This month’s FMA Investor Profile features Sarah Kelsey, a 23-year-old Product Marketing Specialist and host of the podcast series The OneUp Project
FMA investor profile - Te Kahukura Boynton
This month's FMA Investor Profile features Te Kahukura Boynton, (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) an 18-year- old Waikato law student o
Adviser profile – Andrea Reid of Aliya Insurance Brokers
Andrea Reid of Aliya Insurance Brokers shares how applying for a Financial Advice Provider (FAP) licence has helped her build a better business one st
Appreciation: reviews by the FMA team
Interesting podcasts, shows and books reviewed by the FMA team
Why tick box conduct compliance doesn’t cut it anymore
In this article, FMA Director of Banking and Insurance at Financial Markets Authority Clare Bolingford describes how the regulatory lens is changing t
Q&A with the Financial Markets Authority's Tammy Peyper
Tammy Peyper, Manager of Investor Capability at the FMA talks investing and what to do when markets get rocky.
Spotlight on: NFTs
NFTs are Non-Fungible Tokens. Fungible means it’s interchangeable like a dollar coin. An NFT is a unique digital token. FMA talks about NFTs in this
FMA investor profile - Bradie Claydon
This month's FMA Investor Profile features Bradie Claydon, a wife and mum of three who is a Registered Legal Executive by day and runs the social medi
FMA investor profile - David Chadwick
This month’s FMA Investor Profile features David Chadwick, a 33-year-old new dad and finance professional working remotely in Auckland for a global
Thumbs up - FAP Full licensing online application process
September 30 2022 is the target date for all Class 1 or Class 2 financial advice providers to apply for their full license. FMA talks about progress
保护您的财富 在虎年守护您来之不易的积蓄
The FMA has put together some tips on how you can look after your hard-earned savings and protect your wealth in 2022, the Year of the Tiger. This is
From salads to soup: How FMA staff celebrate Lunar New Year
Known as Chunjie in China, Tet in Vietnam and Solnal in Korea, Lunar New Year is an important holiday celebrated throughout Asia, with each culture ha
Protecting your Prosperity in the Year of the Tiger
The FMA has put together some tips on how you can look after your hard-earned savings and protect your wealth in 2022, the Year of the Tiger.
New default engagement requirements a cue for all KiwiSaver providers
Gillian Boyes comments on the new default engagement requirements for all KiwiSaver providers amid the Government default KiwiSaver provider announcem
FMA investor profile - Reverend Scott Malcolm
Our ongoing series of monthly profiles of investors around New Zealand. This month, we talk to Rev Scott Malcolm, an Anglican Priest.
FMA investor profile - Eseta Leau
Our latest Investor Profile features Eseta Leau, who uses her law and commerce background as a consultant to serve Pacific communities and is a novice
Spotlight on: IPOs
An IPO is an Initial Public Offering. It’s the first time new shares in a company are offered to investors in the wider public. These shares are the
Spotlight on: Balanced Funds
The FMA editorial team talks about managed funds in this article. “A balanced fund usually has moderate risk, so you’re not risking as much uncert
FMA investor profile - Rory Lynch
This FMA Investor Profile focusses on Rory Lynch. While completing a finance major during university, it dawned on Rory that he ought to start thinkin
FMA investor profile - Imogen O’Neill
Our ongoing series of monthly profiles of investors around New Zealand. This month, we talk to PR Director and cool-hunter, Imogen O’Neill.
Adviser profile – Christine Hay on her FAP licensing journey
Christine Hay, sole adviser for and Managing Director of Hawke’s Bay financial advice provider, talks about how she prepared her business to become
FMA investor profile - Sonya Gupthan
Girls that Invest – just how does a global podcast star invest her own money? Meet Sonya Guptha, one of the stars and co-host of the hit Girls that
FMA investor profile - Carren Stuart
This month, rest home caregiver and FMA Facebook community member Carren Stuart describes her transition from a burnt 1980s share buyer into an empowe
Spotlight on Crypto: Using New Zealand based cryptocurrency trading platforms
Cryptocurrencies are highly volatile, and many investors have been attracted to the spectacular gains in recent times. In this article, the FMA talks
FMA investor profile - Jeanette Miller
Experienced investor Jeanette Miller describes her investing style and journey, in this month’s FMA Investor Profile – a series featuring retail i
Get your full licence in 2021 – it could be the best business decision you’ll make
Financial advice providers have had a lot on their plate recently so it’s not surprising that some transitional licence holders have been slow to tu
The Great FMA Debate
FMA Debates give industry heavyweights the chance to face off in public in a light-hearted, competitive debate over important matters affecting Kiwi i
Top five tips for becoming a fully licensed Financial Advice Provider
Top tips for becoming a fully licensed Financial Advice Provider (FAP) in New Zealand
FMA investor profile - Zac W.
Our latest investor profile is on 13-year-old Zac, who joined the online investing revolution 18 months ago, and now puts half his paper run money int
Welcoming Matariki – The Māori New Year
Matariki is experiencing a powerful renaissance and growing in significance as an important occasion on New Zealand’s cultural calendar. We asked El
KiwiSaver fund switching among younger people – helping out next time volatility hits
KiwiSaver Switching Research – Gillian Boyes on how we might be able to help out younger people next time market volatility hits
FMA investor profile - Riki Manarangi
Our ongoing series of monthly profiles of investors around NZ. This month, Riki Manarangi of Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Lon
Spotlight on: Conservative Funds
The most important thing you can do with your KiwiSaver is making sure you’re in the right fund. The FMA editorial team talks about conservative fu
FMA investor profile - Cathy Elloso
The FMA profiles investor Cathy Elloso from the Massey University Student Investment Club
Spotlight on: Growth Funds
The FMA editorial team talks about growth funds in this article. Find out what a growth fund is, and who it is most suited for, plus view a case study
FMA investor profile - Lachlan Wallace
The FMA profiles investor Lachlan Wallace from the AUT Investment Club, in the first of a monthly series profiling the many types of investors around
March 2021 – A new financial advice regime begins for New Zealand
John Botica, FMA director of market engagement, looks at what March 2020 changes to the financial advice regime mean for the industry.
Investing for women – ideas and inspiration for International Women’s Day
For International Women's Day, we look at investing ideas and inspiration for New Zealand women
Sophisticated gold scam targets Kiwi investors
MetalsWise scam lures investors with radio ads and 0800 number
Gareth Bostock: Ex-detective, regulatory professional
Meet Gareth Bostock, our Head of Evidence and Investigations.
International Women’s Day: Meet Karen Chang, Head of Enforcement
This #IWD2020, meet Karen Chang. Leader, lawyer and mum-to-be is Head of Enforcement at The Financial Markets Authority.
Q&A with Alexandra Lipski
This International Women’s Day, we talk to Alexandra Lipski, founder of Closing The Gap, which aims to get more women into investing. Alex is a kee
Article by Jeromy Meerman for the Perspective series for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Article by Jeromy Meerman for the Perspective series for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Read more here.