Covid-19 - UPDATE 4 June 2020

INFINZ events will be running face to face shortly and we will keep you updated here. In addition we will:

  • Offer complimentary memberships to members who find themselves out of work, please contact Iona Gibbs to follow up on that on a confidential basis.
  • Engage and nurture our online communities within our memberships groups to assist with your network engagement.


See the recording with John Kensington, Head of Banking and Finance KPMG NZ, and a member of XRB Board here password: 2H$4%1?a

INFINZ holds a number of events each year from monthly speakers to biannual one day forums, to our premier events being the Awards Dinner and the annual Conference.

You do not need to be a member of INFINZ to attend our events. However INFINZ membership gives you price privileges at our events. The monthly speaker events are cheaper for members, and delegates to our annual conference pay considerably less if they are members. INFINZ educational events qualify for CPD hours for other professional bodies such as IOD, NZICA and the Law Society.

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Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand - Current Events

7 Jul 2020 12:00 am

Date: 16 July 2020, 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Venue: Dentons Kensington Swan
18 Viaduct Harbour Ave
Auckland 1142


Copyright 2020 Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand


Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand - Past Events

Copyright 2020 Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand


18 May 2017

For Photographic and Video Footage

3 November 2016

Photographic coverage

22 September 2016

Getting (back) into the NZ workplace can be challenging for immigrants, or those returning from either offshore or maternity leave.

24 May 2016

2016 INFINZ Awards Photos

18 May 2016

An evening with Claudia Batten - here her talk about her 'squiggly line' journey

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Photographic coverage

26 June 2015

Photographic coverage of the YFP evening with John Key

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2015 INFINZ Awards Photos

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Photos from the 13th Annual INFINZ Conference 2014

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 A special section has been developed by INFINZ in association with APN, the 2014 INFINZ Awards media sponsor. We are delighted that this very prestigious event has received the highest level of coverage this year.


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INFINZ holds a number of events each year from monthly speakers to one day forums, to our premier events being the Awards Dinner and the annual conference.

All of our events provide networking opportunities, including the annual INFINZ Industry Awards black-tie Dinner at The Cordis, Auckland, attended by around 800 guests.

The Annual Conference is attended by over 400 delegates.

In additional some 50 breakfast/lunchtime/evening presentations are held, all attracting significant member discounts.

INFINZ publishes a Journal twice a year which is free to members and issues regular emails.


AIM & Structure

The INFINZ Mentoring Programme was established in 2014 with the goal of developing younger or less experienced people in the industry and providing a new and interesting proposition to our emerging leaders and young professionals. This programme aligns with the INFINZ mission to foster professional development and education of members within the New Zealand financial and capital markets.

In 2018, a "two tier" mentoring programme was established, providing a tailored offering for both Emerging Leaders Group (ELG) and Young Finance Professionals (YFP):

1) ELG mentor programme: Senior mentors will be assigned to a new cohort of ELG mentees, each of whom will be expected to mentor a YFP in 2020.
2) YFP mentor programme: The EL candidates that were accepted into the 2018 ELG mentoring programme will act as mentors to a new YFP cohort of mentees in 2019.

Read the following extracts from the INFINZ Journal:

"A Two Way Street" - the benefits of those taking part in INFINZ's Mentoring Programme (December 2017 Pg 13)

"Lean on Me" - Roimata Mitchell shares her Mentoring experience (December 2016 Pg 12)


Below is an outline of the selection and appointment process.

  • A subcommittee of the INFINZ Board has been formed, tasked with running the mentor programme.
  • A panel of mentors has been put together but additional mentors are welcome as this will add to the number of potential mentees able to be assisted - please contact the Executive Director, Jim McElwain on
  • The programme is aimed at mentee applicants with at least 2 years work experience, and who are under 40 years old.
  • INFINZ Sub-commitee to assess applicants and select up to 18 ELG and 18 YFP mentees, and match each to a mentor. The aim of this process will be to find good matches, and also to foster cross-discipline learning across the industry subsets represented in the mentor group.
  • Mentors and mentees put in touch and interaction begins.
  • Mentoring contact proposed to run from April to the end of March. At least monthly contact between mentors and mentees is recommended, ideally face-to-face, with perhaps brief phone or email contact between those meetings.

2020 Mentoring programme Now OPEN

Mentoring Booklet (includes criteria)
Application form in word format

  • Content or mentoring process should be left up to each mentor/mentee pair, based on the pairs' respective backgrounds and aspirations.
  • The sub-committee will review the programme at the end of the year with the mentors and mentees, with the aim of continually evolving and refining the programme over time.
  • Two networking events are held in each of Auckland and Wellington during the mentoring year, where current and past mentees can meet the current mentors, board members and other selected senior members.

under 40

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.

Read the following extract from an INFINZ Journal "Emerging Ideas"

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.

Female YFPs will automatically be included in the YWF networking group.

Read the following extracts from INFINZ Journals
"Rise of the Machines" and "Investing in Success"

(NB: The Mentoring programme is also extended to YFPs who will be mentored by alumni of the ELG programme)

Dedicated LinkedIn and Facebook pages

Young women in finance (YWF)

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.

Find out more here

Additional Benefits of Student Membership

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 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.


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.


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INFINZ is pleased to list career opportunities that arise in the industry.

Those who wish to post a relevant advertisement can send copy to or call Emma Macfarlane on 021 1343505


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Meetings are held in Auckland, and occasionally New Plymouth.

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community of sponsors

We are very pleased to acknowledge the many organisations that sponsor our events. Their ongoing support is very much appreciated by the Board and Members of INFINZ.

All of the INFINZ events held over the course of each year offer sponsorship opportunities to business within the industry and to those who wish to gain the attention of the professionals within the industry.

INFINZ, can work with any interested parties to generate a portfolio of benefits from our events and can help potential sponsors identify how those benefits can deliver value to the sponsor, the people attending the events and INFINZ.

We aim to tailor each sponsorship to the needs of the sponsor and can tie together packages that incorporate events, website exposure and our biannual INFINZ Journal which is not only sent to all our members but also many other interested parties and which are displayed in the Air New Zealand Koru lounges in New Zealand and in Sydney.

We also offer trade exhibit opportunities at the annual conference.

To find out more, please contact Bernice Archer

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