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

Former stockbroker sentenced for dishonest use of client funds

6 November 2017

A former Perth stockbroker has been sentenced in the Brisbane District Court on dishonesty charges brought by ASIC.

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ASIC suspends AFS licence of MJ Wren & Co

27 October 2017

We have suspended the AFS licence of MJ Wren & Co Pty Ltd until 16 October 2018.

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ASIC Market Liaison Meeting 

1 November 2017 

ASIC's market stakeholders are invited to attend the next Market Liaison Meeting on 30 November in Sydney and Melbourne.

Register to attend

More media releases on markets

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