Australian Securities Exchange

Exchange entity Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
Conducts business in Australia
Number of listed companies (10/15, WFE) 2,083
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, 10/15, WFE) 1,132,690
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? No
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
  • ASX requires corporate governance disclosure according to listing rules 4.10.3 (Corporate Governance Statements), 12.7 (Audit Committees) and 12.8 (Renumeration Committees).
  • ASX recommends that companies disclose and identify how they intend to manage environmental and social sustainability risks, per the updated "Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations," Recommendation 7.4, page 30
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? Yes ASX also refers companies to existing guidance, such as: and the various publications of the:
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? No
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Listed company for profit; demutualized in 1998
Regulatory bodies
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
Regulatory model
  • Government (Statutory) Model In previous years, the Australian Stock Exchange possessed a great deal of regulatory power. However, in 2010, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission was tasked with a great deal of the exchange's regulatory responsibilities. As such, the exchange now engages in very little regulation at all and would not be considered self-regulatory.
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
Ownership of Exchange (Shares >4% only) Share
Perpetual Limited 6.10%