The economic role of a stock exchange is to bring together in one market place investors who provide capital and companies that require capital; ASX facilitates this capital formation process by providing a deeply liquid and well regulated secondary trading market.
The 'ASX-listed' emblem on the left instantly declares a company's listed status.
Approximately 1.5 million companies are registered in Australia, of those over 2,000 are listed and traded on ASX. As listed companies they are eligible to display the emblem to promote their listed status.
ASX are also involved in a wide range of events from participating in a number of domestic and international trade shows to developing a series of targeted events to cater for the needs of our listed companies and Participants. Find out more
Looking to list on ASX?
At ASX, we can provide your organisation with access to retail and institutional investors and exposure to investment markets throughout the world. By listing, you will enter a new phase in your organisation's development where you will become part of a select group of organisations on the global capital stage. An ASX listing provides secondary market liquidity and greater access to initial and ongoing funding that will enable your company to develop and grow. The enhanced profile of listing can also benefit your business generally, improving your credibility with customers, suppliers, investors and lenders. Listing on ASX has helped thousands of companies achieve their growth ambitions by successfully making the transition to public ownership or by raising debt through the public market.
ASX's admission requirements and continuing rules are tailored to facilitate listing of the following categories of companies:
ASX Listing - This is a general admission category that provides for quotation of a company's equity securities as well as a range of other securities including convertibles and debt.
ASX Debt Listing - This is a specialised category that provides for quotation of a company's debt securities only. The company's continuing obligations under this category are structured specifically to reflect the company's status as an issuer of listed debt securities only.
ASX Foreign Exempt Listing - This category caters for large international companies already listed on another recognised stock exchange.
Are you a listed company?
In operating Australia's premier market for securities of listed companies, ASX undertakes an important compliance role that is critical to market confidence and the maintenance of a fair, orderly and transparent market. Underpinning this role are the ASX Listing Rules that set minimum standards of disclosure and conduct of listed companies. The Listings Compliance business unit makes day-to-day decisions about the application of the ASX Listing Rules and is the key point of contact for listed companies on Listing Rule matters.
In addition to upholding high standards of integrity that engender investor confidence, ASX maintains systems and conducts programs that are aimed at delivering maximum value to listed companies. Continuing investment in market infrastructure promotes cost effective access to the capital market and a rigorous price discovery process in the secondary market. ASX programs to assist companies to broaden and diversify their investor base and enhance liquidity include extensive investor education programs, investor relations courses and international and domestic investor focused events.