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We regularly undertake thematic reviews on risk, governance and compliance of banks and insurers we supervise. We also carry out thematic reviews on other topics related to our core mandate of maintaining a sound and efficient financial system.
About our thematic reviews
Our Industry Insights and Thematics team conducts the reviews using in-depth desktop analysis, on-site visits and interviews. The reviews may result in:
- recommendations to industry to improve risk governance and management
- input to our future policy development and reviews
- more intensive supervisory engagement or action.
At the end of each review we publish a report and our supervisors follow up on any recommendations made in the review report, both with banks or insurers that participated in the review and the wider sector.
Current thematic reviews
Bank thematic reviews
Thematic review of compliance with liquidity policy
In 2021, we conducted our first thematic review into banks' compliance with our liquidity policy which we introduced in 2010. The review was also an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into banking industry practices relating to the management and monitoring of liquidity risk.
Thematic review of bank conduct and culture
In 2018, we completed a joint review with the Financial Markets Authority into the conduct and culture of New Zealand's 11 largest retail banks. The review was the first of its kind in New Zealand. This page discusses the findings of the review and next steps.