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.

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

13 January 2022

NZFMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Vrede to the position of CEO effective 31 January 2022. Sarah comes to NZFMA with a vast knowledge of financial markets, Government and regulation. Read more

13 January 2022

This workshop is facilitated by Kevin O'Reilly of FXware and will be held over two half days via Zoom. It utilises a purpose built trading and order execution platform with integrated live-time surveillance and monitoring application as well as extensive performance reporting. The workshop participants undertake a series of increasingly challenging trading simulations that are customised to create a realistic financial markets wholesale trading experience. For more information read here 

13 January 2022


This 4-day residential program is designed to train participants in the physical side of trading. No other program currently available offers such a practical and realistic trading platform, whilst encouraging teamwork and healthy competitiveness. Participants truly experience the life of a trader over several intensive days. 

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