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    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 Professional Conduct for AFAs.“The Committee is about to...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/chair-for-financial-adviser-code-committee-re-elected/

    12 March 2013

    Mighty River Power Share offer

    Media Release12 March 2013 FAQs for potential retail investors The Mighty River Power Share Offer will open for applications on Monday, 15 April 2013. You can view, download or print the Share Offer document from within New Zealand at www.mightyrivershares.govt.nz When the Share Offer opens, shares can be bought directly. All applications for shares must be made on the application form accompanying the Share Offer document.   1. What is the Mighty Rive...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/mighty-river-power-share-offer/

    7 September 2012

    New designated settlement system

    Media Release7 September 2012 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced that the NZ Clear Settlement System has been declared a designated settlement system under Part 5C of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act. The designation will take effect from 4 October 2012. The Reserve Bank and FMA are joint regulators of designated settlement systems. The NZ Clear Settlement System is operated by the Financial Servi...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/new-designated-settlement-system/

    12 October 2011

    FMA welcomes Financial Markets Conduct Bill

    Media Release12 October 2011 The Financial Markets Authority has welcomed the introduction into Parliament of the Financial Markets Conduct Bill. Chief Executive Sean Hughes said the bill was a fundamental plank in the Government's major regulatory law reform programme. "FMA's resources have been fully occupied in its first six months on the reviews into and investigations of legacy finance company collapses, as well as implementation of financial advise...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fma-welcomes-financial-markets-conduct-bill/

    29 June 2011

    New era of professionalism for financial advisers

    Media Release29 June 2011 From Friday 1 July, financial advisers will be regulated under new rules administered by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). All advisers must be registered on the Financial Service Providers Register (www.fspr.govt.nz) and if they advise retail clients they must belong to a dispute resolution scheme. Those who advise on investments must also be licensed by FMA and meet minimum qualifications and professional standards. FMA C...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/new-era-of-professionalism-for-financial-advisers/

    3 September 2010

    New Designated Settlement System

    (Media releases from the Securities Commission)3 September 2010 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Securities Commission today announced that the newly established NZCDC Settlement System has been declared a designated settlement system under Part 5C of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act. The Reserve Bank and Securities Commission are joint regulators of designated settlement systems. The NZCDC Settlement System is operated by New Zealand Cleari...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/new-designated-settlement-system-2/

    4 April 2013

    Financial Markets Authority AFA Update: Issue # 10

    Are you currently providing Discretionary Investment Management Services (DIMS)? FMA is in the process of conducting a thematic monitoring project focused on AFAs who are licensed to provide Discretionary Investment Management Services. There are currently around 1,300 AFAs licensed to provide these. The purpose of the project is to: • Get confirmation from AFAs licensed to provide Discretionary Investment Management Services that they are currently providing this service to clients. • Mon...

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/news-and-resources/fma-update/afa-update-archive/financial-markets-authority-afa-update-issue-10/

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    3 November 2014

    Consultation Paper: Issuers’ Registers of Regulated Products and FMA’s Discretion under Section 224

    Consultation Paper: Issuers’ Registers of Regulated Products and FMA’s Discretion under Section 224. This paper gives an overview of the requirements relating to issuers’ registers of regulated products under Subpart 4 of Part 4 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act).

    https://www.fma.govt.nz/compliance/consultation/consultation-paper-issuers-registers-of-regulated-products-and-fmas-discretion-under-section-224/