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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ASIC reports on cyber resilience assessments of financial markets firms

30 November 2017

ASIC has released a report on the cyber resilience of over 100 firms in Australia's financial markets sector.

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ASIC accepts enforceable undertaking from Foster Stockbroking

24 November 2017

ASIC has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Foster Stockbroking over the stockbroker's capital markets and research businesses, following an ASIC investigation into conflicts of interest.

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ASIC accepts enforceable undertakings from ANZ and NAB to address conduct relating to BBSW

20 November 2017

ANZ and NAB have entered into enforceable undertakings in relation to their bank bill trading business and their participation in the setting of the BBSW.

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ASIC makes consolidated market integrity rules

17 November 2017

ASIC has consolidated 13 of the existing 14 rule books into four rule books to create a common set of rules for securities markets and a common set of rules for futures markets.

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Last updated: 23/08/2013 12:00