There were interesting debates today at our Industry Day jointly hosted with the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) New Zealand about the Asia Region Fund Passport (ARFP). It was a pleasure to welcome Minister Faafoi and the funds passport country regulator representatives from Japan, Australia, The Republic of Korea, Thailand, New Zealand pilot organisation SmartShares and advisers DLA Piper.
The session included details of passport regulations in each jurisdiction, how to get involved and the official ARFP launch on 1 February next year for those countries that have the legal and regulatory frameworks in place.
- Rob Everett (Financial Markets Authority (FMA))
- Richard Klipin (Financial Services Council (FSC))
- Joanne Davis-Calvert (Financial Markets Authority (FMA))
- Workshop 1 presentations:
- Ms Joanne Davis-Calvert, Head of Policy & Governance, Financial Markets Authority, New Zealand
- Mr Satoshi Izumihara, Deputy Director, Financial Services Agency, Japan
- Mr Geoffrey McCarthy, Senior Specialist, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
- Mr Min Su Kim, Senior Manager, Financial Supervisory Service, The Republic of Korea
- Mrs Chortip Svetarundra, Senior Assistant Director - Investment Management Policy, Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand
- Workshop 2 presentations:
- Mr Hugh Stevens, SmartShares, NZX Funds Management
- Mr Alasdair McBeth, DLA Piper