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Financial market infrastructures

Together with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), the FMA jointly oversees designated settlement systems in New Zealand.

Part 5C of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 (Act) details the FMA’s and RBNZ’s oversight powers and requirements for these systems. Further information can be found in our joint policy statement which explains the Act, our roles and policies, and also in our memorandum of understanding (MoU) we have with the RBNZ.

Currently, there are two designated settlement systems the FMA is jointly responsible for regulating.

NZClear is the securities settlement system and central securities depository for a broad range of fixed interest securities and equities that are issued in New Zealand. It is owned and operated by the RBNZ.

Contact person:
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Services Group
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
PO Box 2498
WELLINGTON
Telephone (04) 472-2029
Email: rtgshelpdesk@rbnz.govt.nz

New Zealand Clearing and Depository Corporation Limited (NZCDC) clears and settles all transactions that are conducted on the markets of the New Zealand stock exchange, NZX Limited (NZX).

Contact person:
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Risk
New Zealand Clearing and Depository Corporation Limited
Level 2, NZX Centre
11 Cable Street
PO Box 2959
WELLINGTON
Telephone: +64 4 495 2465
Email: clearing@nzx.com

For more information about how to apply to become a designated FMI and to view the latest proposals to update the supervisory regime for FMIs, please visit the RBNZ website.

 

Latest News

Accredited Body Reports published

12 December 2017

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20 February 2017

Media release MR No. 2017 – 05 20 February 2017 The Conduct Outcomes Report 2016 highlights the key issues and actions from the FMA’s enforcement, supervision and preventative activities for the financial year July 2015 to June 2016. Previously published as the Investigations and Enforcement Report, this report shows how the FMA has made use of the broad range of conduct regulation powers available under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. Key ac...

 

Latest Consultations

Consultation paper: Updated Corporate Governance Handbook

14 November 2017

First published 14 November 2017 Final date for submissions   5pm, Friday 8 December 2017 Consultation document Consultation paper FMA Corporate Governance handbook Submission form Feedback form E-mail for submission consultation@fma.govt.nz (please use the title of the consultation paper for the subject line) Updated Corporate Governance Handbook ConsultationWe welcome your feedback on our draft Corporate Governance handbook (handb...