ASX to launch a new managed funds settlement service

From

ASX has received regulatory clearance to launch its new managed funds settlement solution – mFund Settlement Service. It will be launched in the first half of this calendar year following the completion of customer connectivity. mFund has been developed for investors, brokers and fund managers to improve the timeliness and reduce the costs associated with investing in […]

continue reading

ASX Schools Sharemarket Game 2, 2013 winners: girls take top spots

From

Winners of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Sharemarket Game 2 for secondary students have been decided, with Philippa Nolan becoming the first female national winner since 2003. ASX conducts the Sharemarket Game twice a year to provide students with the chance to get first-hand experience of investing in the sharemarket. Each syndicate is given a hypothetical $50,000 […]

continue reading

Share market expected to remain calm post-election

From

The Australian share market is likely to experience only a slight rise in volatility in the weeks following the election, according to the S&P/ASX 200 VIX (A-VIX), a tool to monitor the level of near-term volatility in the Australian benchmark equity index. This also indicates that the market predicts that a share market rally is […]

continue reading

ASX participants support implementation of OTC clearing solution

From

ASX has received approval from the required majority of its 14 futures clearing participants for the rule amendments to implement a new OTC Derivatives Clearing Service for the Australian market. ASX will now proceed to seek formal regulatory clearance for the service. ASX expects to have its OTC Derivatives Clearing Service operationally ready next month, […]

continue reading

2012 Australian Share Ownership Study

From

The Australian Share Ownership Study released today by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) shows that 6.7 million people or 38% of the adult Australian population invested in the Australian share market, either directly (via shares or other listed investments) or indirectly (via unlisted managed funds), in 2012. This is a decline from 43% total share ownership […]

continue reading

Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds to commence trading on ASX

From

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announces that Exchange-traded Australian Government Bonds (AGBs) will be available for trading on ASX today, 21 May 2013, giving retail investors access to buy and sell these products as easily as shares. Exchange-traded AGBs offer a convenient and readily accessible way to invest in bonds issued by the Australian Government. Bonds […]

continue reading

S&P/ASX 200 VIX available in real-time

From

From 28 February, Australia’s equity market volatility benchmark, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX (VIX), will be made available in real-time. This will provide the market with intra-day volatility information and importantly, enables ASX to create derivative products for hedging and trading the volatility asset class. The real-time S&P/ASX 200 VIX will replace the current end-of-day VIX […]

continue reading

ASX Monthly ETF report – March 2012

From

During March 2012, 7 new ETFs were quoted – the largest monthly issuance of ETFs since October / November 2007. Six of the new ETFs covered fixed income and were issued by Russell Investments and iShares. Other ETF issuers such as Vanguard are expected to quote their fixed income ETF offering soon. The 7th new […]

continue reading

ASX plans to strengthen Australia’s Equity Capital Markets

From

On 2 April ASX released Strengthening Australia’s equity capital markets: ASX proposals and consultation setting out proposals to facilitate capital raising for mid to small cap companies and updating ASX’s admission requirements. The package is the first phase of listing initiatives ASX is rolling out in 2012 to strengthen Australia’s equity capital markets. The key […]

continue reading

New ASX Chairman

From

The ASX Board has elected Mr Roderic (Rick) Holliday-Smith to succeed Mr David Gonski as Chairman of Directors. Mr Gonski is resigning as a director of ASX effective today and will take up his appointment as Chair of the Future Fund Board of Guardians on 3 April 2012. Mr Holliday-Smith was appointed a director of […]

continue reading