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New Derivatives Regulations in Effect for Issuers to NZ Clients

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by Sophie Gerber in LicensingNew ZealandOTC Derivatives
Starting today, all derivatives issuers (issuers) who make regulated offers to New Zealand clients must be licensed by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FMA). Previously, financial servi ...

The Licensing Deadline for Issuers of Short-Term Derivatives to New Zealand Clients has Arrived

Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Sophie Gerber in LicensingNew ZealandOTC Derivatives
From Friday, 1 December 2017, all derivatives issuers (“Issuers”) who make regulated offers to New Zealand clients must be licensed by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (“FMA”). P ...

Crowd Sourced Funding: How Does Australia’s New Regime Compare?

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by Sophie Gerber in Finance IndustryNew Zealand
Australia is the latest in a host of countries to introduce a scheme for crowd sourced equity funding (“CSF”); with variations of CSF already adopted by many countries including the United Kingdom ...

New Zealand’s Regulator Expands Licensing Requirements to Capture Short Term Derivatives

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Sophie Gerber in LicensingNew Zealand
The increase in demand for financial services entities seeking to be registered on the New Zealand Financial Services Provider Register (FSPR) has not been deterred by more onerous registration requir ...

Binary Options and CFDs Firms Must Now Apply for New Zealand Licence

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 by Sophie Gerber in Finance IndustryNew Zealand
International brokers looking to establish a presence in the Asia-Pacific region are now facing yet another hurdle from regulators. New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has announced tha ...

New Zealand’s FSPR Alters Register Requirements

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by Sophie Gerber in New Zealand
The FSPR has changed a series of questions and components of its registration process. Registration for new entities on the New Zealand Financial Services Provider Register (FSPR) has become an inc ...

Crowdfunding – The New Requirement from the New Zealand Regulator

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Sophie Gerber in New Zealand
NZ's FMA has implemented a new license to regulate crowdfunding businesses. In recent years, pooling money to fund an individual project/business has gained tremendous popularity. Crowdfunding is o ...

Tightening Laws around New Zealand Financial Services Providers Register

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by Sophie Gerber in New Zealand
The changes are likely to make the already lengthy process of registration considerably more difficult and time consuming. Entities that have recently applied for registration on the New Zealand Fi ...

New Zealand Financial Services Providers Register

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by Sophie Gerber in New Zealand
Recently we have seen an increasing number of entities looking to be listed on the New Zealand Financial Service Provider Register (FSPR). Being a listed entity on the FSPR is a requirement if you wan ...