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18 May 2017

Congratulations to all finalists

Will be held at the Langham Hotel, Auckland - Save the Date

For more information on the 2017 INFINZ Awards, click here

For coverage of the 2016 Awards, including Industry Awards Winners, Best Sector Analysts Teams and Photographic coverage, please click here

11 April 2017


With Pip Dunphy

April 11th - Wellington

Click here to find out more

28 November 2016

Click here for PDF (4 pages)

4 October 2016

As part of our program to reach out to students, the INFINZ Board has provided for twelve senior finance students to attend the 2016 INFINZ Conference.

Please consider them for internships and other employment opportunities.

19 May 2016

Congratulations to the Winners of the

3 May 2016

 INFINZ reaches several milestones.

22 April 2016


Congratulations to the 2016 INFINZ Awards Finalists (PDF)

24 February 2016

Submissions have now closed for the

15 December 2015

28 September 2015

As part of our program to reach out to students, the INFINZ Board has provided for eleven senior finance students to attend the 2015 INFINZ Conference.

Please consider them for internships and other employment opportunities.

26 August 2015

"INFINZ believes that the Government and market should set an explicit goal that New Zealand develops the strongest regional capital market in its legal, tax and other institutional settings"

Ross Pennington, Chair INFINZ Advocacy Committee

21 July 2015

  • When?  Wednesday 14th October 2015

  • Where?  Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

  • Why?  Join over 350 of your peers for an update on capital markets developments in NZ and offshore

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18 May 2015

The 2015 INFINZ Industry Awards were celebrated on Thursday 14 May at a gala black-tie dinner at The Langham Hotel in Auckland. A record 800 guests enjoyed an evening to celebrate excellence in the capital markets industry in New Zealand.

18 May 2015

Jim McElwain says there's never been more opportunity to boost our capital markets.

15 May 2015

Congratulations to the Winners of the

Photographic exposure of the Awards will be coming shortly.

17 April 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 INFINZ Awards Finalists, please click here

15 April 2015

The Mentoring Committee have reviewed the applications for the 2015 programme.

There were thirteen successful candidates.

3 March 2015

26 November 2014

The INFINZ YFP event in Wellington 26 November was well received with 70 attendees.  Please click here for photos of the evening.

Thanks to EY who were the hosts.

Don't be disappointed by missing a future event; become a YFP INFINZ member, click here to join

4 November 2014

For Photographic Coverage of the FAA Breakfast Panel Discussion, please click here.

And click here for photographic coverage of the INFINZ Conference.

28 October 2014

As part of our program to reach out to students, the Board has provided for eleven senior finance students to attend the INFINZ Conference.

Please click here to read more about the successful applicants.

17 October 2014



Hear from over 30 speakers who will inform and inspire you... 

  • 1 Day
  • 8 Breakout sessions
  • 2 Dedicated Content Streams
  • 300+ Attendees
  • 6 Plenary Sessions


3 October 2014


Page 15 (pdf)

"Now is the time for the business community to back themselves and go hard for growth"
PwC Chief Executive, Bruce Hassall


29 August 2014

20 June 2014

The Mentoring Committee have reviewed the applications for the programme.

There were ten successful candidates.

19 June 2014


'The Power of Networking"

by Chris Johnson

8 May 2014

Congratulations to the Winners of the

For photographic exposure of the Awards, please click here

30 April 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 INFINZ Awards Finalists, please click here.

23 April 2014

The INFINZ Mentoring Scheme has been established with the goal of developing younger or less experienced people in the industry.

7 April 2014


On 26 March 2014, INFINZ hosted a very successful function for over 70 young finance professionals, held at Contact Energy’s offices in Wellington.

5 March 2014

 Click here for press release

5 December 2013

 On 5 December, INFINZ submitted to MBIE on the FMCA Regulations

28 August 2013

At the recent INFINZ AGM, new members were elected to the Board.  Click here to view their profiles.

9 May 2013

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 INFINZ Awards held 8th May at the Langham.


8 May 2013

The INFINZ Awards

  • The Great Room, Langham Hotel, Auckland
  • 6.30pm Cocktails
  • 7.30pm Dinner & Awards Ceremony
  • Black tie

21 December 2012

2012 has been another successful year for INFINZ that saw a number of firsts - our membership base passed 700, more than 750 people attended the INFINZ Awards, INFINZ advocacy activities received increased media profile and we launched the INFINZ breakfast series.

20 December 2012

The Awards evening will be held on 8 May 2013 at The Langham in Auckland. In 2012, more than 750 attended this sell-out event. There have been significant changes to some existing Awards and two new Awards introduced for 2013. Whilst more information will be supplied to members in the New Year, we wish to flag some significant changes.

1 October 2012

The date for this prestigious event is 8th May 2013 at the Langham, Auckland.

5 September 2012

Register before 24th August and go into the draw for a night for two at The Langham

5 September 2012

For photos of the days preceedings, please click here.

30 August 2012

ANZ Building, Albert Street, Auckland

9 March 2012

INFINZ recommends that FMA provide guidance and not impose substantial additional requirements on those issuing offer documents.

9 January 2012

Jim McElwain is joining INFINZ as its new Executive Director.

8 November 2011

The Reserve Bank have released a consultation paper on the implementation of Basel III capital adequacy requirements in New Zealand

6 September 2011

Subject: Financial Markets Conduct Bill

Date: 6th September 2011

31 August 2011

After a successful Conference, some presentations will be made available to those who attended.  Please contact Kim Whiteman on for further information.

Conference Agenda

5 July 2011

A list of presentations as they become available now listed.

13 June 2011

The discussion document considers a range of potential changes to the fees and levies that fund the institutions that regulate New Zealand’s corporate environment and financial markets.

20 May 2011

Capital markets specialist Craig Stobo has been appointed chair of the establishment board for the proposed Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA.).

Click here for more details.

12 May 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 INFINZ Annual Awards.

Please click here for a complete list.

4 May 2011

Established by Cabinet in March 2010 to look at the benefits of establishing a funds domicile and investigate the broader financial services opportunities for New Zealand.

4 May 2011

Paul Hocking, after nine years, has resigned from INFINZ.

15 April 2011

For a list of the 2011 INFINZ Awards Finalists, please click here.

18 March 2011

The Cabinet Paper addressing the policy behind the proposed review of securites laws has been released.  INFINZ will now begin an intensive review process utilising the Working Group it established in 2010 to address the review of securites laws.  The proposed timetable should see new securities law enacted by the ned of 2012

28 February 2011

The response to the call for nominations in the various INFINZ Awards is very pleasing and the outcomes should prove to be very interesting.  The number of nominations is high.

15 November 2010

There has been media coverage given to dissatisfaction in some quarters with the provisions of the Financial Markets (Regulators and Kiwisaver) Bill. INFINZ made a submission on 9 November which is broadly supportive of the Bill.

21 October 2010

Eighteen new members bring the number of industry professionals who are members of INFINZ to a new peak

15 October 2010

The Reserve Bank today released a consultation paper on the introduction of a regulatory framework for the development of covered bond programmes by New Zealand banks

6 October 2010

Advocacy work currently being undertaken by INFINZ addresses the Financial Markets Authority and the Savings Working Group

13 September 2010

The Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, has announced a substantial strengthening of existing capital requirements that would see the minimum common equity requirement increase from 2 percent to 4.5 percent.

13 September 2010

The workshops arranged by INFINZ where members of the industry can join with their peers and officials from the Ministry of Economic Development to ‘stress test’ the wording of the wholesale carve-out within the Financial Advisers Act 2008 have proven to be very useful to all concerned.

13 September 2010

It has been announced that the introduction of new Securities laws arising from the review of the Securities Act and Securities Markets Act will be delayed until 2012 rather than in 2011.

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INFINZ Journal

December 2016

Pg 2 - Exec. Director's letter

Pg 3 - Chair's Letter

Pg 10 - YFP Update

Pg 11 - Emerging Leaders

Pg 12 - Mentoring

Pg 13 - Regional Update

Pg 15 - Advocacy

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