INFINZ stands for a vibrant, efficient and transparent capital market to better serve the needs of NZ’s economy.
INFINZ has almost 1400 members and over 300 new members joined over the last 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 sign-up 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 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 400 delegates. In addition over 40 presentations are held throughout the year, all attracting significant members discounts. Regular events are held in Auckland and Wellington and also in 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 14 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 in mid-May at The Langham, attended by around 800 guests.
Emerging Leaders Group (ELG)
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.
Young Finance Professional (YFP)
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.
(NB: The 2017 Mentoring programme for ELGs will be extended to YFPs from 2018 who will be mentored by alumni of the ELG programme and then to students from 2019 who will be mentored by the alumni of YFP mentoring program)
Students at tertiary institutions studying finance, commerce, business journalism and law can join INFINZ for a nominal processing fee. 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 INFINZ breakfast/luncheon events are complimentary - an opportunity to learn as well as mix and mingle with potential employers.
Mentoring programme for selected applicants
Heavily discounted fees for membership and access to the annual INFINZ Conference
The fees are set annually by the Board of INFINZ and for the 2017/2018 subscription year (ended 31 March 2018) are as follows:
Student members are charged a simple $30 including GST processing fee and are entitled to attend member breakfast and lunchtime presentations free of charge, and can attend INFINZ YFP Events.
Download full details of INFINZ's Membership Categories and Criteria here.
All members of INFINZ are required to abide by a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
Continuing professional development no longer is required to be logged with INFINZ.
Fellowships: For 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 email@example.com
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.