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On the Money: Rocky start for FMA boss, Christian Hawkesby, Wānaka redux, and more

Rebecca Stevenson
Sat, 18 Sep 2021

Samantha Barrass is coming home to head up the financial markets regulator. (Image: Supplied)
Rebecca Stevenson
Sat, 18 Sep 2021
Welcome to On the Money, our weekly column on money and the people making it.New regulator packs her baggageEveryone has a past, and the next chief executive of the Financial Markets Authority is no exception.  NZ citizen Samantha Barrass spent five years stranded on a rock in the south of Spain – by which we mean Gibraltar – where she was in charge of the British territory’s financial regulator. The 6.7 square kilometres, populated by about 30,000 people, has a long history of controversy as Spain and Engl...

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