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

Market Integrity Update

17 March 2017

The latest issue of the Market Integrity Update is now available

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ASIC permanently bans former Morgan Stanley Wealth Management financial adviser from providing financial services 

10 March 2017

We have permanently banned Andrew Peter Panayiotides from providing financial services after he failed to act in the best interests of clients.

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ASIC's enforcement report highlights key outcomes from the second half of 2016

8 March 2017

ASIC has today released its enforcement report for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016.The report also covers ASIC's key priorities and long-term challenges going forward.

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Employee share trading and market integrity

2 March 2017

We have published an article on your obligations regarding employee share trading in the latest issue of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Monthly.

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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