One of the first big decisions you need to make is which type of FAP full licence is right for you, as this determines some of the things you need to think about now, and have in place, in support of your full licence application. On this page Derek Grantham, Principal Consultant, Market Engagement at the FMA talks about your options.
Cryptocurrencies are highly volatile, and many investors have been attracted to the spectacular gains in recent times. In this article, the FMA talks about the things you can do to protect yourself if you’re determined to invest in cryptocurrency.
This piece aims to provide some ‘food for thought’ as firms start to develop or review their current customer vulnerability processes and procedures. It outlines the common themes that emerged during the FMA’s engagement with industry post-lockdown 2020.
Financial advice providers have had a lot on their plate recently so it’s not surprising that some transitional licence holders have been slow to turn their mind to full licensing. But as someone who’s worked closely with the sector for the last 10 years, I believe there are clear benefits to getting the job done early. And it’s not for the reasons you may think.
Matariki is experiencing a powerful renaissance and growing in significance as an important occasion on New Zealand’s cultural calendar. We asked Elijah Walker (Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto), a Graduate Intern in our Strategy team to share the story of what is set to become our newest national holiday.
The most important thing you can do with your KiwiSaver is making sure you’re in the right fund. The FMA editorial team talks about conservative funds in this article. Find out what a conservative fund is, and who it is most suited for.
The FMA editorial team talks about growth funds in this article. Find out what a growth fund is, and who it is most suited for, plus view a case study about switching from a conservative fund to a growth fund.
The FMA profiles investor Lachlan Wallace from the AUT Investment Club, in the first of a monthly series profiling the many types of investors around NZ, including their investing journeys, habits and inspirations.