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ASX Settlement

The settlement system and electronic securities depository for cash equities, warrants and other equity related securities traded in Australia

The settlement system for Australian equities

ASX Settlement:

  • Is currently the sole provider of settlement services for Australia’s equity markets
  • is regulated by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • complies with the CPMI-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures and the RBA’s Financial Stability Standards, and
  • operates according to a Code of Practice which sets out ASX Settlement’s commitment to complying with the Regulatory Expectations published by the Council of Financial Regulators and its commitments to customers and other stakeholders in managing cash equities clearing and settlement infrastructure and services for the Australian market.

The settlement process

Regulation

Settlement improvement projects

Corporate actions STP

Scheduled for final release by Q2 2021, this project will support straight-through processing (STP) for the announcement and distribution of key information about issuer corporate actions and capital raising activities.

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CHESS Replacement

Following extensive consultation and ongoing engagement with stakeholders, we are working on a project to create the successor to CHESS – harnessing distributed ledger technology to create a flexible, accessible and responsive system tailored to the evolving needs of the market.

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