Clearing and Settlement of Cash Equities in Australia

Information Handling Standards

Under the Code of Practice for Clearing and Settlement of Cash Equities in Australia (the Code), ASX has committed to put in place operational standards for the protection of Approved Market Operators (AMOs) and Approved Listing Market Operators (ALMOs) conflict sensitive information acquired by ASX Clear and ASX Settlement in the course of providing the TAS or the Settlement Facilitation Service.

ASX is currently consulting on an updated Information Handling Standard for the protection of confidential information, including conflict sensitive information, received from an AMO in connection with the Trade Acceptance Service.  ASX is also consulting on an Information Handling Procedure for the protection of confidential information, including conflict sensitive information, received from an ALMO in connection with the Settlement Facilitation Service.  The consultation paper, including the Information Handling Standard / Procedure is available here.