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

Driving better behaviour in the wholesale spot FX market

26 May 2017

We have a released a report that looks at the key behavioural drivers of conduct within the FX businesses of major Australian financial institutions.

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Trust in a digital world

25 May 2017

ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft recently discussed the importance of trust in a digital world at the 2017 Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Conference.

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ASIC accepts EU from Macquarie Bank to address inadequacies within their FX businesses

19 May 2017

We have accepted an enforceable undertaking from Macquarie Bank in relation to its wholesale FX businesses.

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Last updated: 23/08/2013 12:00