Welcome to the Professional Advice Knowledge Hub where the FSC provides up to date information on regulation, webinars, research and other resources for those working in and around financial advice and financial services. These pages contain summaries of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) as it was modified by the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act 2019 (FSLAA) from 15 March 2021.
Keep up to date by signing up for FSC Updates, including our regular advice community updates and messages.
Disclosure Guide for Financial Advisers
As part of the Get in Shape series, designed to help financial advisers understand their disclosure obligations under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA), the Financial Services Council has developed a new Disclosure Guide For Financial Advisers.
The Get In Shape Advice Summits were held across New Zealand in 2020 and 2021, and featured a welcome from the Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and representatives from MBIE, the FMA and industry. Click on the relevant year to see videos and other resources from the sessions.
The FSC is running a series of Get In Shape webinars to keep the advice community updated and help transition to the new FMCA regime. The 45 minute webinars run monthly on Fridays at 9:30am and you can register for the next session here. Find out more below, sign up to receive updates or watch previous sessions via YouTube.
|Welcome and introduction to the series from Mark Banicevich
||3 December October 2021: Get In Shape Session 21 - Compliance framework and assurance programme||27 August 2021:
Get In Shape Session 19 - Business Continuity Plans and Cyber Security
|23 July 2021: Get In Shape Session 18 - The Code of Conduct and Customer Journey||25 June 2021: Get In Shape Session 17 - Navigating the education obligations||
28 May 2021: Get In Shape: Session 16 - Advice process, documents and compliance
The latest research commissioned by the Financial Services Council provides a unique look at New Zealanders’ relationship with money and how it affects their decisions and wellbeing. The FSC surveyed 2000 Kiwis to get a comprehensive understanding of how New Zealanders feel about money, their level of knowledge about it, and how it impacts key areas of their lives. In addition, the FSC has undertaken research with the Professional Advice Community, Unlocking the Potential'. Read more below.
Money & You part 1
In partnership with Trustees Executors, the FSC are pleased to launch the first consumer research report: 'Money & You - It's not about money, it's about you'.