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JUNE 2019

FMA Update:

Sharing our focus for the year ahead


Welcome to this month’s FMA Update. There’s been a lot happening, with this week’s publication of our Annual Corporate Plan and Strategic Risk Outlook. It’s also been an important month for our continued work around financial adviser licensing.


Read more about the past month at the FMA


Recent Publications


Investor Confidence Survey

We’ve just released our latest annual Investor Confidence Survey that shows confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets has remained stable over the past two years, despite volatile global markets and a focus on the culture and conduct of major financial institutions.

Read more about the survey


Cyber-resilience in FMA-regulated financial services

We have published the findings of our thematic review of cyber-resilience in New Zealand financial services. The report includes guidance for firms in areas where we have identified the need for improvement. It will be useful for our regulated sectors, to help ensure they comply with our expectations and best practice.

Read more about what we found



We’re continuing our work educating New Zealand investors about some of the risks around cryptocurrencies and financial scams. With a lot of interest in the recent announcement of the Facebook- backed “Libra” cybercurrency, we are resuming our digital advertising campaign, which began last year.

Read more about a presentation we gave to Wellington’s Indian Community


Managed Funds – Exemption from Loan Disclosure Requirements

A class exemption was granted this week to provide managers of certain schemes that invest in secured loans with relief from the requirements to name borrowers in quarterly fund updates or on the register entry for the offer. Alternative information about the secured property must be provided instead, that will be more useful for investors. The exemptions come into force on 1 August 2019.

Read more about the exemption

We’re hiring

Join a vibrant and dynamic team that embraces work-life balance, a commitment to employee wellbeing, and opportunities for learning and development.


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FMA News


25 July 2019

FMA confirms date for transitional licensing applications


24 July 2019

Investor confidence stable and improving over time


23 July 2019

FMA issues Stop Order against Syndicated Trusts Limited

Industry insights

Regulating financial innovation – going behind the scenes

Speech by Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, delivered at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance annual conference, Judge Business School.


ASIC speech at the Governance and Risk Management Forum

Keynote panel discussion by John Price, Commissioner, Australian Securities and Investments Commission at the Governance and Risk Management Forum.


How much of your KiwiSaver return is made up of fees?


KiwiSaver Tracker



Do you offer financial advice & investment services?


New financial advice regime


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