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.

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What's new

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: 23/08/2013 12:00