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.

In 2021 the NZFMA established a subsidiary, New Zealand Financial Benchmark Facility Limited (NZFBF), to act as the Benchmark Administrator for the NZFMA owned benchmarks.

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.

20 September 2022

Further to Market Notice 2022/02, published on 15 September 2022, and to provide further clarity, the following New Zealand Financial Markets Association (NZFMA) Financial Markets Members: ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited, ASB Bank Limited, Bank of New Zealand, Kiwibank and Westpac Banking Corporation - NZ Branch confirm that on 26 September 2022 the New Zealand based wholesale markets functions of these organisations will not be generally open for business and that, accordingly, 26 September 2022 will generally not be a good value date for New Zealand Dollar over-the-counter wholesale financial markets transactions, including foreign exchange.


15 September 2022

The New Zealand Government has announced a New Zealand public holiday on 26 September 2022 to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


5 September 2022

The NZFMA’s Debt Capital Markets Working Group has recently developed a set of guidelines which aims to outline best practice in the operation of New Zealand’s Debt Capital Markets (DCM). Read more

7 April 2022

The NZFMA regulatory workshops will cover the following legal obligations in parts 2, 5 and subpart 5A in the FMCA, Protected Disclosures Act 2000, KYC obligations and prohibitions on cartel conduct, plus following best practices set out in the NZFMA Code of Conduct and Ethics, FX Global Code and the FMA Code of Professional Conduct for Financial Advice Services.

The overview will include the purpose and features of each obligation/standard and how it can be used in practice.  The workshop will be presented by Buddle Findlay at their Wellington and Auckland offices, morning and afternoon sessions available.

Registrations are now open here and spaces are limited.

7 April 2022

Due to border restrictions the Interest Rate Markets One Day Simulated Trading Workshops has been rescheduled to 30 August in Auckland and 1 September in Wellington. The Auckland workshop is fully subscribed but we have limited availability at the Wellington workshop on 1 September.

Facilitated by Kevin (Radar) O'Reilly, participants will work through a trading simulation that focuses on interest rate products and incorporates two trading simulators that are specifically designed as educational tools to develop interest rate product knowledge and trading principles. Register here

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