Market structure

ASIC is committed to maintaining market integrity and supporting fair and efficient markets.

ASIC is responsible for authorising the operation of Australia's licensed markets, clearing and settlement facilities and trade repositories.

We approve all listing, trading and post-trade operating rule changes, and undertake routine formal assessments of licensed market infrastructure providers.

We also play a critical role in balancing market innovation with the need to ensure to ensure fair and efficient markets.

Markets are undergoing considerable change. 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.

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What's new

ASIC cancels AFS licence of retail OTC derivative issuer Direct FX Trading Pty Ltd* for serious compliance failures

18 October 2018

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ASIC updates guidance as crowd-sourced funding regime extends to proprietary companies

18 October 2018

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ASIC provides relief and updates guidance on short selling

8 October 2018

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Last updated: 23/08/2013 12:00