ASX ASX Institutional Equities Monthly November 2012

Newsletter Contents

- Market Updates
- Centre Point
- LMIs & ETPs
- Exchange Traded Options
- Product News
- ASX Clear upgrades to CME SPAN 4.0
- ASX consultation on Derivatives Account Segregation & Portability
- ASX review of Continuous Disclosure Guidance Note
- Enhanced Disclosure Rules for mining/gas/oil companies approved
CME SPAN is the current global benchmark for risk management. ASX Clear will introduce CME SPAN 4.0 margining on 26 November 2012.  
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Market Update
CENTRE POINT Centre Point- October Statistics
October 2012 was another record month for ASX Centre Point.
October 2012 was a record month for Centre Point by
traded value ($2.7B)
Over $34 billion dollars has traded in Centre Point
since inception
$99 million of price improvement has been delivered
since inception.
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LMIs & ETPs – October Statistics
ASX ETP Funds Under Management breaks through $6bn for the first time.
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Exchange Traded Options – October Statistics
Single Stock Equity Options record their highest Open Interest since August 2011.
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Product News
ASX is introducing CME SPAN 4.0 Margining for all Equity Derivatives Products listed on ASX Trade and cleared by ASX Clear on 26 November 2012.
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Derivative Account Segregation and Portability
ASX has released a Consultation Paper on potential changes to the derivatives account structures and the means by which margins are calculated and held.

Industry responses are due by 7 December 2012.
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Review of Continuous Disclosure Guidance Note
The focus of this consultation is the proposed new version of Guidance Note 8, which is intended to provide listed entities more detailed information to assist them in understanding and complying with their continuous disclosure obligations under listing Rules 3.1-3.1B.

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Enhanced Disclosure Rules for Mining, Gas and Oil companies
ASX has received regulatory approval to introduce new listing rules to enhance disclosure of reserves and resources by ASX-listed mining and oil and gas companies. The new reporting requirements are part of a series of initiatives by ASX that will modernise Australia's equity capital markets.
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