New Zealand : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note-Regulation and Oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publication Date:

May 10, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Technical Note assesses regulation and oversight of financial market infrastructures (FMIs) in New Zealand. The regulatory and oversight framework for FMIs in New Zealand is undergoing a major reform. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) currently lack sufficient legal powers to identify and address risks building up in FMIs, partly because the regime is voluntary and the authorities do not have the appropriate toolkit to pursue their oversight objectives. It is recommended that supervisory practices be formalized and staff resources increased. The role of the FMA should be further clarified.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/115

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 10, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475599824/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NZLEA2017003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

35

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