Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

Country
Australia
Number of listed companies
2,275
Domestic market capitalization
1,507,050
SSE Partner Exchange

Yes

Has annual sustainability report

No

Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule

No

  • However recommendation 7.4 of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Principles and Recommendations states that “a listed entity should disclose whether it has any material exposure to economic, environmental and social sustainability risks and, if it does, how it manages or intends to manage those risks”.
  • Listing Rule 4.10.3 requires all listed entities to publish annually a corporate governance statement that discloses the extent to which the entity has followed the recommendations set by the ASX Corporate Governance Council during the reporting period. Listed entities that do not follow a particular recommendation, are required to disclose that fact and provide the reasons why (“if not, why not” reporting).
Has written guidance on ESG reporting

Yes

Offers ESG related training

No

Has sustainability-related indices

No

Has sustainability bond listing segment

No

Has SME listing platform

Yes

  • NSX, since 2005
Additional information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed, shareholder-owned for-profit public company; demutualized and self-listed in 1998.
  • Vertically integrated exchange offering trading in both equity and derivatives markets as well as the clearing and settlement for these markets.
Regulatory model
  • ASIC supervises the real-time trading across all domestically licensed equities and futures markets. It is also responsible for the supervision of operators of financial markets and clearing and settlement facility (CS facilities) providers like ASX. ASIC also supervises ASX’s compliance as a listed public company on its own market.
  • RBA has formal responsibility for ensuring that CS facilities conduct their affairs in a way that is consistent with financial system stability.
  • ASX Compliance, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX Limited, is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance by listed entities with the ASX Listing Rules.
  • The ASX Corporate Governance Council publishes principles and recommendations that set the standards of corporate governance for Australia’s listed entities.
About the stock exchange
Location: Sydney, Australia
  • The ASX Group's origins as a national exchange go back to 1987. The Australian Stock Exchange Limited was formed in 1987 after the Australian Parliament drafted legislation that enabled the amalgamation of six independent state-based stock exchanges. Each of those exchanges brought with it a history of share trading dating back to the 19th century. In 2006 The Australian Stock Exchange merged with the Sydney Futures Exchange and originally operated under the name Australian Securities Exchange. Later, however, ASX launched a new group structure to better position it in the contemporary financial market environment. From 1 August 2010, the Australian Securities Exchange has been known as the ASX Group. Source
  • ASX is a multi-asset class, vertically integrated exchange group whose activities span equity, derivative and OTC markets. It offers primary and secondary market services, including the raising, allocation and hedging of capital flows, trading, central counterparty risk transfer, and securities settlement. See ASX for more details.
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Ltd 24.43%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd. 13.04%
JP Morgan Nominees Australia Ltd 12.14%
Citygroup Nominees Pty Ltd. 6.93%