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18-074MR ASIC releases market integrity report
ASIC has today released its latest report on market integrity for the period 1 July to 31 December 2017.
The report covers ASIC's work to help ensure Australia’s financial markets operate fairly and efficiently.
Key outcomes during the six-month period include:
The report looks at ASIC’s focus on cyber resilience, client money and sell-side research. It also looks at some of our key activities over the last six months in areas such as financial benchmarks, continuous disclosure and binary options.
ASIC Commissioner Cathie Armour said, ‘At ASIC, we work hard to protect the success of Australia’s financial markets – so that firms can thrive and investors can participate with confidence. We do this by setting standards and educating stakeholders, pursuing behavioural change and taking enforcement action to disrupt market misconduct.’
Ongoing priorities and areas of focus for ASIC’s market integrity work in 2018 include:
- technology and cyber resilience
- effective capital markets.