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07-Dec-2017

Public Register for Statements of Commitment to the FX Global Code.

Members are advised that AFMA and ACI Australia will launch a Public Register for Statements of Commitment to the FX Global Code on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Association
01-Dec-2017

Introduction of the Rolling Maturity Pool to the NTI Conventions

Market participants are advised that the NTI Conventions are being amended, effective 4 December 2017, to introduce the rolling maturity pool convention, which replaces the early and late bucket pooling convention.

Association
23-Nov-2017

AFMA releases 2017 Australian Financial Markets Report

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) today released the 2017 Australian Financial Markets Report, its annual review of Australia’s over-the-counter and exchange-traded financial markets.

Association
20-Oct-2017

AFMA welcomes the appointment of James Shipton

David Lynch, CEO of the Australian Financial Markets Association, welcomed today's announcement by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services of the appointment of James Shipton as the next chairman of ASIC.

Other
24-Jul-2017

APRA CPS 226 Margining status renewal request

Entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA, and such entities, APRA covered entities) are required to have in place margining practices in relation to non-centrally cleared derivatives. These requirements are contained in the Prudential Standard CPS 226 Margining and risk mitigation for non-centrally cleared derivatives (CPS 226).

Regulation
25-May-2017

Global FX Code breaks new ground

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) welcomes the launch of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market.

Other
15-May-2017

Debt Capital Market Issuance Disclosure Practice – Guidance on Price and Tenor

Following consideration by the AFMA Credit Product Committee of market feedback on debt capital market issuance disclosure requirements, it has been resolved to recommend as good practice broad and consistent dissemination of price and tenor guidance.

Association
11-May-2017

Notice of Change to the Inflation Products Conventions

Members are advised of the following change to the Inflation Products Conventions that the Inflation Products Committee has unanimously agreed to.

Association
10-May-2017

2017-18 Budget Media Release: Major Bank Levy a Poor Policy Precedent

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has expressed concern regarding the cornerstone budget announcement of the Government to impose a Major Bank Levy, with projected revenue over the forward estimates period of $6.2 billion. The announced levy applies to Australia’s five largest banks, with liabilities in excess of $100 billion

Other
09-Feb-2017

Professional standards framework for retail advisers

AFMA congratulates the Government on the passage of legislation today to introduce the professional standards framework for advisers dealing with retail customers.

Other
Date Title & Summary Topic Area
10-May-2017

2017-18 Budget Media Release: Major Bank Levy a Poor Policy Precedent

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has expressed concern regarding the cornerstone budget announcement of the Government to impose a Major Bank Levy, with projected revenue over the forward estimates period of $6.2 billion. The announced levy applies to Australia’s five largest banks, with liabilities in excess of $100 billion

Other
23-Nov-2017

AFMA releases 2017 Australian Financial Markets Report

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) today released the 2017 Australian Financial Markets Report, its annual review of Australia’s over-the-counter and exchange-traded financial markets.

Association
20-Oct-2017

AFMA welcomes the appointment of James Shipton

David Lynch, CEO of the Australian Financial Markets Association, welcomed today's announcement by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services of the appointment of James Shipton as the next chairman of ASIC.

Other
24-Jul-2017

APRA CPS 226 Margining status renewal request

Entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA, and such entities, APRA covered entities) are required to have in place margining practices in relation to non-centrally cleared derivatives. These requirements are contained in the Prudential Standard CPS 226 Margining and risk mitigation for non-centrally cleared derivatives (CPS 226).

Regulation
15-May-2017

Debt Capital Market Issuance Disclosure Practice – Guidance on Price and Tenor

Following consideration by the AFMA Credit Product Committee of market feedback on debt capital market issuance disclosure requirements, it has been resolved to recommend as good practice broad and consistent dissemination of price and tenor guidance.

Association
25-May-2017

Global FX Code breaks new ground

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) welcomes the launch of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market.

Other
01-Dec-2017

Introduction of the Rolling Maturity Pool to the NTI Conventions

Market participants are advised that the NTI Conventions are being amended, effective 4 December 2017, to introduce the rolling maturity pool convention, which replaces the early and late bucket pooling convention.

Association
11-May-2017

Notice of Change to the Inflation Products Conventions

Members are advised of the following change to the Inflation Products Conventions that the Inflation Products Committee has unanimously agreed to.

Association
09-Feb-2017

Professional standards framework for retail advisers

AFMA congratulates the Government on the passage of legislation today to introduce the professional standards framework for advisers dealing with retail customers.

Other
07-Dec-2017

Public Register for Statements of Commitment to the FX Global Code.

Members are advised that AFMA and ACI Australia will launch a Public Register for Statements of Commitment to the FX Global Code on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Association
Date Title & Summary Topic Area
10-May-2017

2017-18 Budget Media Release: Major Bank Levy a Poor Policy Precedent

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has expressed concern regarding the cornerstone budget announcement of the Government to impose a Major Bank Levy, with projected revenue over the forward estimates period of $6.2 billion. The announced levy applies to Australia’s five largest banks, with liabilities in excess of $100 billion

Other
23-Nov-2017

AFMA releases 2017 Australian Financial Markets Report

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) today released the 2017 Australian Financial Markets Report, its annual review of Australia’s over-the-counter and exchange-traded financial markets.

Association
20-Oct-2017

AFMA welcomes the appointment of James Shipton

David Lynch, CEO of the Australian Financial Markets Association, welcomed today's announcement by the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services of the appointment of James Shipton as the next chairman of ASIC.

Other
24-Jul-2017

APRA CPS 226 Margining status renewal request

Entities regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA, and such entities, APRA covered entities) are required to have in place margining practices in relation to non-centrally cleared derivatives. These requirements are contained in the Prudential Standard CPS 226 Margining and risk mitigation for non-centrally cleared derivatives (CPS 226).

Regulation
15-May-2017

Debt Capital Market Issuance Disclosure Practice – Guidance on Price and Tenor

Following consideration by the AFMA Credit Product Committee of market feedback on debt capital market issuance disclosure requirements, it has been resolved to recommend as good practice broad and consistent dissemination of price and tenor guidance.

Association
25-May-2017

Global FX Code breaks new ground

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) welcomes the launch of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market.

Other
01-Dec-2017

Introduction of the Rolling Maturity Pool to the NTI Conventions

Market participants are advised that the NTI Conventions are being amended, effective 4 December 2017, to introduce the rolling maturity pool convention, which replaces the early and late bucket pooling convention.

Association
11-May-2017

Notice of Change to the Inflation Products Conventions

Members are advised of the following change to the Inflation Products Conventions that the Inflation Products Committee has unanimously agreed to.

Association
09-Feb-2017

Professional standards framework for retail advisers

AFMA congratulates the Government on the passage of legislation today to introduce the professional standards framework for advisers dealing with retail customers.

Other
07-Dec-2017

Public Register for Statements of Commitment to the FX Global Code.

Members are advised that AFMA and ACI Australia will launch a Public Register for Statements of Commitment to the FX Global Code on Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Association