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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


Settlement improvement projects

Corporate actions STP

This project, completed in June 2021 has delivered 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

The CHESS replacement project is reassessing technology solutions that will create a successor to CHESS that is enterprise grade and is capable of underpinning the Australian financial market, and creates opportunities for industry efficiencies and growth.

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