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New Climate-related Disclosure Regime Expands FMA’s Responsibilities

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:54 pm | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko acknowledges the passage of the third reading of the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The new legislation will require certain entities, ... More >>

FMA Censures Jarden For Derivatives Issuer Licence Breaches By OMF

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:59 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has formally censured Jarden Securities Limited for contraventions by OM Financial Limited (OMF) as a licensed derivatives issuer (DI). OMF co-mingled derivative investor money with its own money, ... More >>

FMA Issues Guidance On Advertising Of Financial Products

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 9:57 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has issued new guidance on how firms should be advertising financial products. The regulator consulted on proposed guidance on advertising last year. The final guidance, published today, ... More >>

FMA Censures Firma NZ For Breaches To Derivatives Issuer Licence Obligations

Monday, 11 October 2021, 9:57 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has censured Firma Foreign Exchange Corporation (NZ) Limited after finding it had materially contravened a number of its obligations as a licensed derivatives issuer (DI). Through its ongoing ... More >>

DIY Investors Encouraged To ‘take A Mo’ Before Giving In To FOMO

Monday, 4 October 2021, 8:58 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko is urging DIY online investors to pause before succumbing to investment FOMO as part of World Investor Week (4-10 October). Recent research by the FMA into online investing platforms found ... More >>

FMA Steps Up Enforcement Of Anti-money Laundering Breaches

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 8:57 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has escalated its enforcement approach to non-compliance with New Zealand’s anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules, according to a new report. ... More >>

FMA Appoints Karen Chang As Acting General Counsel

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 12:14 pm | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko has appointed its current Head of Enforcement, Karen Chang, as Acting General Counsel until the FMA’s new Chief Executive joins next year. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2109/2e65e3069c072657da28.jpeg" ... More >>

Momentum Builds In KiwiSaver As Scheme Reaches $81 Billion

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 11:01 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) – Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has released its KiwiSaver Annual Report based on providers’ statistics for the year ended March 2021, which shows total funds under management reached $81.6 billion, or double the ... More >>

Credit Card Repayment Insurance A Poor Value Product, Customers Urged To Check Policies

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 11:03 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko - is urging an estimated 200,000 New Zealanders who have credit card repayment insurance (CCRI) to check if they still need the product, after a review found it to be poor value . CCRI is a ... More >>

FMA sees spike in investment scam complaints since COVID

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 9:03 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – is warning New Zealanders to be on the lookout for three unique types of scams that have been on the rise since the start of COVID-19. The warning comes as the FMA responds to a ... More >>

FMA announces appointment of new Chief Executive

Monday, 13 September 2021, 11:33 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has announced the appointment of experienced international regulator Samantha Barrass as its new Chief Executive. More >>

FMA issues warning to Sharesies for AML/CFT breaches

Monday, 23 August 2021, 8:54 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has issued a formal warning to Sharesies Limited and Sharesies Nominee Limited for failing to have sufficient anti-money laundering procedures, policies, and controls in place. ... More >>

FMA Accuses CEO Of Market Manipulation For Anonymous Posts On Investor Forum

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 9:05 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has filed civil High Court proceedings against Matthew Geoffrey Hill, the Chief Executive Officer of NZX-listed New Talisman Gold Mines Limited (NTL), for alleged information-based ... More >>

AIA Admits False And Misleading Representations To Customers In FMA Fair-dealing Proceedings

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:52 am | Financial Markets Authority

Life insurer AIA has admitted making false and/or misleading representations to customers in proceedings brought by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko. The case was filed in the Auckland High Court and alleges three ... More >>

FMA Releases Cyber Resilience Info Sheet For Financial Advice Providers

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 9:02 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko - has today published an information sheet containing principles and resources to help licensed financial advice providers develop their cyber resilience. Financial advice provider licensing ... More >>

FMA Censures FoxPlan For Providing And Offering Unpermitted Financial Advice Services

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 10:03 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has formally censured Wellington-based financial services firm FoxPlan Ltd, after one of its nominated representatives provided services he was not permitted to give and other representatives ... More >>

FMA Warns Investors About Scammers Impersonating NZ Derivatives Issuer

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 12:22 pm | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – is warning investors to be wary of scammers impersonating New Zealand-based derivatives issuer Rockfort Markets Limited. The FMA last week issued scam warnings about www.rockfortmarket.net ... More >>

FMA Publishes Annual Corporate Plan

Monday, 19 July 2021, 11:05 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has today published its Annual Corporate Plan, which sets out the FMA’s activities for 2020/21 that will promote the regulator’s strategic priorities, address regulatory risks and ... More >>

FMA Issues Infringement Notice To Equitise

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:11 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has issued an infringement notice to equity crowdfunding service provider Equitise Pty Ltd for failing to file financial statements by their due date. Equitise has been licensed ... More >>

FMA Concludes Inquiries Into Fonterra’s 2019 Financial Statements And Complaints

Friday, 9 July 2021, 8:58 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) - Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko - has closed its inquiries that followed Fonterra’s 2019 financial statements market announcement. The FMA did not find evidence to support regulatory action, including litigation, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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