Market structure

Equity markets are undergoing considerable change. They are now overwhelmingly electronic and automated. Technology has increased the speed, capacity, automation and sophistication of trading for market operators and market participants. It has also opened the door for new types of market participants with innovative trading strategies.

These pages provide information on past and current consultations that we have undertaken in order to balance our objective of ensuring financial markets are fair and efficient with market innovations.

Market structure reforms

Market competition

Commonwealth government securities

Dark liquidity and high-frequency trading

Crossing systems

Equity market data

Block trade tiers

We also provide additional guidance in the Market structure - frequently asked questions and additional information.

What's new

ASIC updates licence conditions on OpenMarkets Australia Limited

3 August 2017

ASIC and OpenMarkets have agreed for an independent expert to monitor, evaluate and report on Openmarkets' implementation of recommendations arising from an independent review of its trading and compliance arrangements.

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ASIC Market Liaison Meeting

31 July 2017

ASIC's market stakeholders are invited to attend the next Market Liaison Meeting on 15 August in Sydney and Melbourne

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ASIC accepts EU from NSX market participant

28 July 2017

We have accepted an EU from Avalon Pacific Capital Pty Ltd in relation to its dealing in securities of five overseas registered companies listed on the NSX

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ASIC consults on revised licence regime for domestic and overseas market operators

20 July 2017

We are consulting on proposals to update ASIC’s regulatory guidance on the licensing regime for financial markets.

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Market Integrity Update

20 July 2017

The latest issue of the Market Integrity Update is now available.

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MECS portal

The market entity compliance system (MECS) provides market entities with tools and information to assist with compliance.

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Last updated: 23/08/2013 12:00