The New Zealand Financial Markets Association is the professional body for wholesale (institutional) banking in New Zealand. The Association represents the interests of its members in ensuring the sound management of the over-the-counter financial markets. This is achieved by promoting effective self-regulatory initiatives, advocating for the industry, providing relevant education, and developing and implementing high professional standards to be used by members when dealing in these markets.
NZFMA also maintains and is the Benchmark Administrator for benchmarks and indicative closing rates calculated and published by the NZdata Service.
NZFMA membership is institutionally based, with members providing a wide range of financial services such as corporate banking, trading in financial instruments and trade finance.
Fall-back Benchmark Consultation
NZFMA are consulting on a fall-back benchmark interest rate for BKBM. A fall-back benchmark interest rate is required to comply with the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks and will ensure that BKBM will meet European Union Benchmark Regulation (EU BMR) equivalence going forward. Submissions close on Friday 1 March 2019. Read More
Fall-back Benchmark Consultation Seminars - Auckland & Wellington
NZFMA will host seminars to provide additional background on the fall-back benchmark consultation and to answer questions from interested parties. These seminars will be held in Wellington on 29 January and in Auckland on 31 January. More information.
Global Code of Conduct
The New Zealand Financial Markets Association fully supports the new FX Global Code released by the GFXC on 25 May 2017. The Code sets out global principles of good practice in the global foreign exchange market. Importantly, the Code covers appropriate conduct for both the buy and sell side, non-bank participants and the trading platforms. This initiative has been further endorsed by both the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Financial Markets Authority.
NZFMA are supporting the Global FX Committee's initiative to encourage public registers that publish 'Statements of Commitment' to the FX Global Code. These registers provide market participants with a platform to declare their recognition of, and commitment to adopting the good practices set out in the Global Code. It also assists interested parties to identify market participants that have committee to the Code. View the Code / Submit a Statement of Commitment
NZFMA News and Events
The 2019 NZ Financial Markets Charity Golf Classic will be held at Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary and Hilton Lake Taupo on 1-3 November. We are pleased to announce the event's chosen charity will be The Neonatal Trust.
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