Licensed domestic financial markets operating in Australia

Listed below are the domestic financial markets that have been licensed to operate in Australia by the Minister in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act.

A risk-based, two-tiered market licensing regime was introduced in May 2018. An operator of a tier 1 market is generally subject to all of the regulatory obligations as a market licensee, whereas an operator of a tier 2 market is subject to a tailored subset of these obligations.

For more information about the licensing regime and regulatory obligations for operators of financial markets, please see RG 172 Financial markets: Domestic and overseas operators.

See also:

You can download a PDF version of the licence instrument for each facility listed.

We will add to this list when new licences are approved.

Tier 1 market operators

LicenseeDescription of market
ASX Limited (ASX)

Market in securities, derivatives and managed investments. Wholesale and retail participation. National Guarantee Fund and approved compensation arrangements available.

Date of commencement 11 March 2002.

www.asx.com.au

Australian Securities Exchange Limited (Formerly known as the Sydney Futures Exchange Limited)

Market in derivatives.
Wholesale and retail participation.
Approved compensation arrangements available.

Date of commencement 11 March 2002.

www.asx.com.au
Memorandum of Understanding with ASX

BGC Partners (Australia) Pty Limited

Market in the classes of financial products described in clause 5 of the licence.
Wholesale participation.

Date of commencement 27 September 2006.

www.bgcpartners.com

Bloomberg Tradebook Australia Pty Ltd

Six markets trading in the classes of financial products described in clause 4 of the licence.
Wholesale participation.

Date of commencement 15 November 2006.

For more information, go to www.bloombergtradebook.com

Chi-X Australia Pty Ltd (Chi-X)

Market in securities and managed investments.
Wholesale and retail participation.
Approved compensation arrangements available.

Date of commencement 4 May 2011.

www.chi-x.com/apac/au/
Memorandum of Understanding with Chi-X Australia

FEX Global Pty Ltd

Market in commodity, energy and environmental derivatives.
Wholesale and retail participation.
Approved compensation arrangements available.

Date of commencement 4 April 2013.


www.fex.com.au

IMB Ltd

Market in IMB Ltd ordinary shares restricted to members by guarantee of IMB Ltd.

Date of commencement 8 July 2005.

For more information, go to
www.imb.com.au

Mercari Pty Limited

Variation to licence 9 December 2010

Market in interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, commodity derivatives, energy derivatives and environmental derivatives.
Wholesale participation.

Date of commencement 30 May 2005.

For more information go to www.mercari.com.au

National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

Market in securities, managed investments.
Wholesale and retail participation.
Approved compensation arrangements available.

Date of commencement 11 March 2002.

www.nsxa.com.au

Sydney Stock Exchange Limited (SSX) (formerly Asia Pacific Stock Exchange Limited (APX))

Market in securities and managed investment products.
Wholesale and retail participation.
Approved compensation arrangements available.

Date of commencement 11 August 2004.

For more information go to www.ssx.sydney
Memorandum of Understanding with SSX (formerly APX)

Yieldbroker Pty Limited

The markets known as the 'Dealer & client market' and the 'Interdealer market', trading the class of financial products described in clause 5 of the licence.
Wholesale participation.

Date of commencement 11 March 2004.

For more information go to www.yieldbroker.com

Tier 2 market operators

LicenseeDescription of market
360 Treasury Systems AG

Market in spot foreign exchange; derivatives that are commodity derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives and interest rate derivatives; loan deposits and money market products; and eligible repo agreement products.

Professional Investor participation.

Date of commencement 25 July 2019.

For more information go to www.360t.com
EBS Service Company Limited

Market in spot foreign exchange, foreign exchange derivatives and metals derivatives

Professional investor participation.

Date of commencement 25 July 2019.

For more information go to www.ebs.com

ICAP Brokers Pty Limited

Operation of a market in bonds, credit derivatives, interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange derivatives.

Professional investor participation

Date of commencement 7 August 2019.

For more information go to www.icap.com

Imperium Markets Pty Limited

A market in fixed income securities.
Wholesale participation.

Date of commencement 6 September 2019.

For more information go to https://imperium.markets/

Integral Development Corporation (Europe) Ltd

Market in spot foreign exchange contracts and foreign exchange derivatives that are foreign exchange swaps or foreign exchange forwards

Professional investor participation.

Date of commencement 30 July 2019.

www.integral.com

Refinitiv Transaction Services Pte. Ltd.

Market in foreign exchange contracts and foreign exchange derivatives. Wholesale participation.

Date of commencement 28 October 2017.

For more information go to https://financial.thomsonreuters.com

Tullett Prebon (Australia) Pty Limited

Operation of a market in bonds, credit derivatives, interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange derivatives.

Professional investor participation.

Date of commencement 7 August 2019.

For more information go to www.tullettprebon.com

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Last updated: 28/01/2014 12:00