ASIC's role in markets and clearing and settlement A financial market is a facility through which offers to buy and sell financial products are regularly made. Anyone who operates a financial market in Australia must obtain a licence to do so, or otherwise be exempted by the Minister.
ASIC's approach to exercising delegated powers Certain Ministerial powers relating to financial market and clearing and settlement facility matters have been delegated to ASIC.
Market supervision This section contains information about the transfer of market surveillance powers from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and other markets to ASIC.
Market structure On 29 April 2011, ASIC released new market integrity rules for competition in exchange markets.
Market integrity rules These rules are made by ASIC and apply to market operators, market participants, other prescribed entities and financial products traded on the relevant markets.
Licensed financial markets List of domestic markets and overseas markets that have been licensed by the Minister to operate in Australia
Licensed clearing and settlement facilities List of licensed clearing and settlement (CS) facilities that have been licensed by the Minister to operate in Australia.
Licensed and prescribed derivative trade repositories List of Australian Derivative Trade Repository (ADTR) licence holders and information about prescribed derivative trade repositories
Exempt markets List of facilities that have been exempted by the Minister from the markets licensing provisions.
Exempt CS facilities List of CS facilities that have been exempted by the Minister from the CS facility licensing provisions.
Market assessment reports Under the Corporations Act 2001 (Corporations Act) ASIC has the power to assess how well the operator of a market and/or CS facility is complying with their obligations under the Corporations Act.

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ASIC publishes industry funding FAQs for market intermediaries and infrastructure

6 March 2018

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ASIC requires boutique research provider to improve conflicts of interest disclosure

28 February 2018

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ASIC reports on credit rating agencies

15 February 2018

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Last updated: 03/08/2010 12:00