Thematic Reviews

The Industry Insights and Thematics team was formed in April 2018 and is responsible for leading delivery of thematic reviews on risk, governance and compliance across the banking and insurance industries. The objective of thematic reviews is to assess risks to the industries that the RBNZ supervises and/or compliance with our regulations via both in-depth desktop analysis and on-site visits and interviews with financial institutions.

The output of these thematic reviews may result in:

  1. recommendations to industry to improve risk governance and management;
  2. input to future RBNZ policy development and reviews;
  3. more intensive supervisory engagement or action.

Upcoming thematic review

  • Cross-sector thematic review on governance

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), Te Pūtea Matua and the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko will jointly be conducting a cross-sector thematic review on governance.

The review will focus on boards of regulated entities and their ability to effectively govern and provide oversight. The RBNZ and FMA expect their regulated entities to have effective boards that make sound judgements in the best interest of the entity and in the interest of key stakeholders.