Financial Markets Conduct Act

The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) governs how financial products are created, promoted and sold, and the ongoing responsibilities of those who offer, deal and trade them.

The FMC Act aims to facilitate capital market activity to help businesses fund growth and individuals to reach their financial goals.

It was passed into law in September 2013 following a review of the existing securities law.

Financial Markets Conduct Act(external link)

Read more about the development of the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

Financial Markets Conduct Regulations

The Financial Markets Conduct Regulations 2014 provides the supporting detail to the FMC Act. Supplementary amendment regulations have been made since 2014.

Financial Market Conduct Regulations 2014(external link)

Read more about the development of the Financial Market Conduct Regulations.

Asia Regions Funds Passport

The Asia Region Funds Passport is intended to provide New Zealanders and investors in the Asia region with access to a greater range of investment opportunities.

Read more about the Asia Region Funds Passport.

Baseline review of the FMC Act

In 2015, we began a 5-year evaluation of the effectiveness of the FMC Act, primarily to assess whether short- and medium-term policy outcomes of the Act have been achieved.

Our framework and methodology for the evaluation is set out in the Financial Markets Conduct Act – Baseline report and evaluation plan.

Financial Markets Conduct Act – Baseline report and evaluation plan [PDF, 559 KB]