Bryan Ventura

Senior Associate - Financial Services

Bryan is a Senior Associate in our Banking and Finance team. Bryan specialises in all aspects of financial services regulations, advising fund managers (retail and wholesale), trustees, financial advisers, other financial institutions, FinTechs, VASPs and blockchain / crypto projects.

Bryan has experience advising financial institutions, corporates, start-ups, FinTechs, VASPs and blockchain / crypto projects, on establishment, financial regulation, capital raising, M&A and various commercial agreements.


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Professional background

Recent work

Compliance with the Financial Advisers Act

In collaboration with MinterEllison Consulting, provided external assurance to TSB in respect of certain aspects of its compliance with the Financial Advisers Act 2008.

Cornerstone investment

Assisted Kiwi Wealth with its cornerstone investment in Movac’s Fund 5.

Launching into the NZ market

Assisted eToro with the launch of various services to the New Zealand market, which encompassed various financial regulatory and commercial matters.

Blockchain / crypto / VASPs

Assisting various blockchain / crypto projects with the launch or expansion of their projects.

Digital Identity’s AML/CFT report

Provided legal input to Digital Identity NZ’s report on the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 and digital identity (report issued October 2020).


  • 2014, New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons), BCom (Finance), University of Auckland


  • Institute of Finance Professionals NZ Inc. (INFINZ)
  • BlockchainNZ


  • Funds management
  • Financial services regulation
  • FinTech
  • VASPs, blockchain / crypto