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Clearing and settlement services

ASX clearing and settlement services play a critical role in Australia’s financial markets, helping reduce counterparty and systemic risk and increasing efficiency for market participants and end investors

ASX clearing houses

ASX Clearing Corporation operates two clearing houses as licensed facilities under the Corporations Act: ASX Clear and ASX Clear (Futures). As the central counterparties (CCPs) in their respective markets, ASX’s clearing houses act as the seller to every buyer and the buyer to every seller, reducing counterparty risk and providing greater certainty and efficiency.

ASX Clear

The central counterparty for shares, warrants, structured products and equity derivatives traded on ASX Trade or through an approved market operator, and for ASX Equity FlexClear™ transactions reported to ASX Clear.

Legal Entity Identifier: 549300JQL1BXTGCCGP11

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ASX Clear (Futures)

The central counterparty for futures and options traded on ASX 24 and over-the-counter derivative trades submitted through an approved affirmation platform.

Legal Entity Identifier: 549300ZD7BBOVZFVHK49

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ASX settlement services

ASX Settlement Corporation operates two securities settlement facilities as licensed facilities under the Corporations Act. Both play a central role in their respective markets, helping to increase reliability and reduce systemic risk.

ASX Settlement

The settlement system and electronic securities depository for all equity and equity-related securities cash equities traded in Australia.

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Austraclear

A central securities depository for Australian dollar debt securities, providing a single, integrated service for registration, issue, lodgement, settlement, coupon distribution and redemption.

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ASX Collateral

Complementing our clearing and settlement services is ASX Collateral – a flexible, scalable tri-party solution for efficiently collateralising exposures across a range of Australian dollar products, including:

  • repurchase agreements – intra-day, overnight and term, 
  • securities lending and borrowing
  • lending
  • over-the-counter derivative bilateral exposures, and
  • Central Counterparty (CCP) margining.

ASX Collateral is the only tri-party collateral manager to be appointed by the Reserve Bank of Australia, who use ASX Collateral to conduct tri-party repo transactions with its members in its Open Market Operations (OMO).

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