Congratulations to Helen Dervan, Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology and Simon Jensen, Buddle Findlay on being awarded the BFSLA Research Essay Prize for 2020. The winning topic was “Reserve Bank of New Zealand decision-making – is a governance board the best option for prudential regulation?

Congratulations also to the following for being awarded Highly Commended for their Research Essay for 2020:

  • Patrick Hall: Community standards and expectations: Has there been a fundamental shift on the obligations on financial services licensees under Part 7.6 of the Corporations Act?
  • Weiping He and Han-Wei Lu: Regulating Financial Advisers in the UK: Lessons for Australia
  • Adam Waldman: Conceptual models of the PPSA security interest: moving beyond the unitary/minimalist dichotomy
  • Shaanil Senarath: Custody of crypto-assets in New Zealand.