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Media & Notices - 2020

Date Title & Summary Topic Area
27-Nov-2020

Market Notice: 2020_10 Market Conventions Amendments

Market participants are advised of the following amendments to AFMA’s Market Conventions, effective 30 November 2020.

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20-Nov-2020

GN1 - Conduct Training Practice Guide

AFMA has produced a Conduct Training Practice Guide to assist member firms to design and implement effective education and training programs for their employees in relation to matters of individual and company conduct in the financial markets. The Guide sets out the principles that underpin an effective training program for employees in relation to conduct

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12-Oct-2020

AFMA Electricity Derivatives Turnover Report 2019-2020

AFMA has released the AFMA Electricity Derivatives Turnover Report, which provides annual turnover data for the exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) electricity derivatives markets for 2019-2020 and earlier years

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12-Oct-2020

AFMA Statement on Forthcoming ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) welcomes the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) announcement on 9 October 2020 of the upcoming launch of its IBOR (interbank offered rates) Fallbacks Protocol (the Protocol) and IBOR Fallbacks Supplement (the Supplement), which focus on strengthening existing and new derivatives contracts with robust fallback language.

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03-Sep-2020

AFMA Welcomes Senate Committee Interim Report

AFMA welcomes the release of the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology’s Interim report and, specifically, Recommendation 14 for the Government to put in place a framework for the Council of Financial Regulators, supported by Austrade, to regularly consider and report on Australia’s international competitiveness in financial services.

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26-Aug-2020

AFMA Pre-Budget Submission

In its Pre-Budget submission to the Federal Government, the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has called for action to support the vital role of financial markets in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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10-Aug-2020

Definition of AONIA

To assist the market, AFMA has published today the definition of AONIA to clarify its meaning. It is available here

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14-Jul-2020

DCM and Debt Securities Conventions Amendments

Credit Products Conventions and Long Term Government Debt Securities Conventions Amendments

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03-Jul-2020

Market conventions amendments

Market participants are advised of the following amendments recently made to AFMA’s Market Conventions

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03-Jul-2020

Market conventions amendments

Market participants are advised of the following amendments recently made to AFMA’s Market Conventions

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15-May-2020

AFMA welcomes revocation of trade caps

The Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) has welcomed ASIC’s guidance issued today to equity market participants in relation to the volume of share trading, setting out its expectations for all market participants to act appropriately to ensure Australia’s equity market remains resilient.

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17-Apr-2020

Market conventions amendments

Market participants are advised of the following amendments recently made to AFMA’s Market Conventions

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23-Mar-2020

Master ECM Terms Amendments

Market participants are advised that the Master ECM Terms have been updated, effective 23 March 2020. The current version of the Master ECM terms is available on the AFMA website

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13-Jan-2020

Market Convention Amendments

Market participants are advised of the following amendments made and new conventions introduced to AFMA’s Market Conventions, effective 13 January 2020

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