INFINZ stands for a vibrant, efficient and transparent financial and capital market to better serve the needs of NZ's economy.
INFINZ has over 1800 members with more than 400 new members joining in the past year.
Members include: institutional and investment bankers, sharebrokers and corporate financiers, CFOs, treasurers, directors, corporate lawyers, regulators, academics, journalists, tertiary students and funds management professionals.
Membership is on an individual basis, with each member required to adhere to our code of ethics.
INFINZ have a LinkedIn Group specifically established for members of INFINZ.
INFINZ is influential in shaping the legislation and regulatory structure of NZ's financial and capital markets and was active in contributing to development of the FMCA and associated regulations which are now in force.
Annual Conference is attended by over 450 delegates. In addition over 80 presentations are held throughout the year, all attracting significant members discounts. Regular events are held in Auckland and Wellington plus six events yearly in Christchurch, as well as other major centres. INFINZ issues regular email educational updates and publishes a Journal twice a year which is free to members. INFINZ members also receive discounted access to educational events offered by affiliated providers such as FTA, AIRA and CFA Society.
Those with the requisite qualifications and/or experience are acknowledged through Certified Status. The annual INFINZ Industry Awards recognise excellence and innovation in 15 categories, along with a further 20 sharebroking sector and service team award.
All of our events provide networking opportunities, including the annual INFINZ Industry Awards black-tie dinner held mid-May at The Cordis, Auckland, attended by around 800 guests.
Designed for professionals in their thirties moving from subject matter experts to leadership positions. Dedicated events focusing on relevant issues for this cohort such as personal branding, media, investor relations and how to be more impactful with senior management and the Board. Opportunities are provided to attend events with your peers and senior members to build your professional network. Mentoring programme with senior professionals, and discounted entry to the annual INFINZ Conference.
Read the following extract from an INFINZ Journal "Emerging Ideas"
Comprise members under 30 years of age. Dedicated YFP networking events, with great speakers who are focused on growing your knowledge of New Zealand's capital markets and how to get ahead in your career. Heavily discounted fees for membership and discounted entry to the annual INFINZ Conference.
Female YFPs will automatically be included in the YWF networking group.
(NB: The Mentoring programme is also extended to YFPs who will be mentored by alumni of the ELG programme)
The Young Women in Finance group is a networking mechanism for young women in finance-related roles by engaging and connecting with senior leaders. YWF members have the opportunity to access the Young Finance Professionals (YFP) benefits such as events and mentoring, in addition to events tailored to support their professional development.
To access these benefits, YWF members will need to join INFINZ as either a student or Young Finance Professional member.
Students at tertiary institutions studying finance, commerce, business journalism and law can join INFINZ for a nominal membership fee. (If you're in employment, you may not qualify for Student membership, email email@example.com to find out more). Attendance at YFP events and dedicated student events focused on how to get that first internship or permanent role. Scholarships to the INFINZ Conference to selected applications, and attendance at most INFINZ events are complimentary - an opportunity to learn as well as mix and mingle with potential employers, with heavily discounted fees to attend the annual INFINZ Conference.
Set annually by the INFINZ Board are as follows (GST inclusive):
If you're a YFP and are heading overseas, enquire about obtaining an "INFINZ Membership Passport" - email Iona on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Passport offers significant discount!
For those new members joining after 1 April 2020 subscriptions for the year ended 31 March 2021 will be pro-rated
Members who are over 70 and have been members of INFINZ for more than 10 years, will receive complimentary membership. This recognises their long standing contribution to INFINZ and the industry.
In addition, all members on parental leave will also receive complimentary membership - this is to facilitate their ongoing engagement with the market and keeping up to date with industry developments.
Retired membership is for those not in active engagement in the financial services eco-system.
Please contact Iona on email@example.com should you qualify for the various different memberships, now or during 2020/2021
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All members of INFINZ are required to abide by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. PDF
Continuing professional development no longer is required to be logged with INFINZ.
Fellowships: For Fellow or Distinguished Fellow the eligibility will be:
a) Members of INFINZ who have at least ten years relevant industry experience; and
b) who have been in a senior position or senior executive position for at least five years; and executive position for at least five years; and
c) who have made a significant and valuable contribution to the industry When the INFINZ Board calls for nominations for fellowships the nominators should use this form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave of Absence: A Leave of Absence is intended to recognize temporary absence from the industry and therefore provide temporary relief from the membership requirements of INFINZ.
Any Leave of Absence is to be applied for in writing addressed to the Chairman of the INFINZ Membership Committee and the circumstances of the Leave of Absence must be addressed and the term of the Leave of Absence being sought should be stated.
The terms of a Leave of Absence are:
Suspension of annual membership subscription (pro rata) Continued membership of INFINZ
Continued adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
Continued supply of information from INFINZ such as the Journal, INnews , and event notifications
Attendance at INFINZ events during a Leave of Absence will be charged at the non-member rate
Length of Leave of Absence will be determined by the Membership Committee on a case by case basis.
Retirement: The retirement policy recognizes permanent withdrawal from but an ongoing interest in the industry.
Retirement means permanently non-working members, not a change in career
Disciplinary: Please click here for the disciplinary process.