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Andrew Park
Media Relations Manager
Phone: 09 967 1215
Mobile: 021 220 6770
Email: Andrew.Park@fma.govt.nz
Campbell Gibson
Senior Adviser, Media Relations
Phone: 09 967 1232
Mobile: 021 945 323
Email: Campbell.Gibson@fma.govt.nz

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    19 November 2020

    Rise in scams impersonating NZ businesses during COVID-19

    From 1 April to 5 November 2020, the FMA issued 61 warnings about investment scams, of which 21 (or 34%) were impostor scams, where the names and details of legitimate businesses are unlawfully used by scammers to trick investors, such as fake websites or social media accounts. By comparison, in the same timeframe during 2019, the FMA issued 40 warnings and only four (10%) were impostor scams. Read the media release.

    https://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/rise-in-scams-during-covid-19/

    4 November 2020

    FMA appoints specialist roles in FinTech and Integrated Financial System

    FinTech entrepreneur Binu Paul has been appointed as Specialist Lead, FinTech reporting to Director of Regulation Liam Mason, while Fiona Whyte, who has a banking and regulation background, has been appointed as Specialist Lead, Integrated Financial System and reports to Sarah Vrede, Director of Capital Markets.

    https://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fma-appoints-specialist-roles-in-fintech-and-integrated-financial-system/

    3 November 2020

    FMA appoints KPMG Restructuring Services as temporary manager following removal of Fund Managers Otago

    The FMA has appointed a temporary manager to manage three schemes previously operated by Fund Managers Otago Limited (FMO). The schemes’ supervisor, Trustees Executors Limited, determined it was in the best interests of investors to remove FMO as manager of those schemes.

    https://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fma-appoints-kpmg-restructuring-services-as-manager-following-removal/

    22 September 2020

    FMA prevents CLSA Premium NZ Limited (formerly KVB Kunlun) from offering derivatives to retail investors

    The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has imposed conditions on the derivatives issuer licence of CLSA Premium New Zealand Limited (CLSAP NZ, formerly KVB Kunlun) that prevent the firm from making an offer to or receiving further funds from, retail investors in relation to derivatives.

    https://fma.cwp.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/clsa-premium-nz-prevented-offering-derivatives/