This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2011, amend the Financial Advisers (Fees) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).
New regulation 6A specifies the fees and costs payable to the Securities Commission (the Commission) in relation to applications for exemptions under section 148 of the Financial Advisers Act 2008 (the Act). Section 148 enables the Commission to grant exemptions from compliance with the Act, any regulations made under the Act, or the code (which is set out in the Schedule of the Financial Advisers (Code of Professional Conduct for Authorised Financial Advisers) Notice 2010). The Commission is also able to grant exemptions from the obligation to register under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008.
The fees (which include goods and services tax: see regulation 7 of the principal regulations) and costs payable by a person who applies for an exemption under section 148 of the Act are as follows:
an application fee of $112.50; and
a fee, for work carried out in respect of the application, calculated at the following hourly rates:
for work carried out by a member of the Commission, an hourly rate of $225:
for work carried out by an officer or employee of the Commission qualified in accountancy, business, commerce, economics, or law, or who is appropriately qualified by reason of skills, training, or experience, an hourly rate of $163; and
the costs incurred by the Commission in processing the application, including obtaining expert advice or assistance, the printing and publication of the relevant exemption notice in the Statutory Regulations, and the publication in the Gazette of a notice under the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 of the exemption notice.
Date of notification in Gazette: 24 March 2011.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.