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

21 April 2017

The latest issue of our monthly newsletter is now live.

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ASIC releases market integrity report

20 April 2017

We have released our latest report on market integrity for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016.

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ASIC Market Liaison Meeting

19 April 2017

ASIC's market stakeholders are invited to attend the next Market Liaison Meeting on 4 May in Sydney and Melbourne.

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ASIC releases report on emerging market issuers

6 April 2017

The report discusses our views on emerging market issuer activity and highlights how we have responded to key challenges.

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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