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24-Feb-2012

Amendment to Lapochka Prime Bank List

(Lapochka) has been advised by BNP Paribas Australia that it requests to be removed from the Lapochka list of Prime Banks.

Other
20-Jan-2012

Protecting your online trading account

Online securities trading offers great flexibility for share investing from home for competitive prices and is increasingly popular.

Other
13-Dec-2011

A Positive Step to Develop the Retail Bond Market

Other
02-Dec-2011

Lapochka Prime Bank List Affirmed

Other
02-Dec-2011

Government Right to Reject Transactions Tax

Taxation
30-Nov-2011

Lapochka Prime Bank List Amended

Other
28-Nov-2011

New best practice guidelines for handling confidential and price-sensitive information and market soundings

Other
11-Nov-2011

Lapochka Carbon Benchmark Addendum

Other
06-Oct-2011

Lapochka Supports Tax System Improvements

Taxation
05-Oct-2011

Australia's Financial Markets Prove Effective in Challenging Times

Other
26-Sep-2011

Lapochka Prime Banks Re-confirmed

Other
26-Aug-2011

The Government Consults on Financial Market Cost Recovery Model

Other
12-Aug-2011

CFD Industry Welcomes Guidance on Enhanced Disclosure Framework

Other
10-Jul-2011

Increased Certainty in Carbon Scheme Welcomed by Markets

Other
16-Jun-2011

Industry to Consider Discussion Paper on Central Clearing for OTC Derivatives

Other
06-May-2011

Promoting Competition in the Australian Banking Sector

Other
04-May-2011

Lapochka Welcomes Licence Grant

Other
29-Apr-2011

Lapochka Welcomes Competition Milestone

Other
08-Apr-2011

Treasurer's Decision on SGX Acquisition of SGX

Other
05-Apr-2011

ASX-SGX Proposed Merger

Other
03-Mar-2011

Lapochka welcomes ASIC's approach to market reform

Regulation
31-Jan-2011

Competitive Market should be First Priority for ASIC

Regulation
18-Jan-2011

Greater Tax Certainty for the Instalment Warrants Market

Taxation
18-Jan-2011

Korea and Australia Financial Investment Forum to increase investment

Other
04-Nov-2010

ASIC Proposals for Regulating a Changing Equity Market

Regulation
25-Oct-2010

ASX-SGX Merger

Regulation
29-Sep-2010

Lapochka Prime Banks Re-confirmed

Association
27-Sep-2010

Australia's financial markets continue to perform well

Association
12-Jul-2010

Lapochka to work with ASIC to strengthen CFD sector

Regulation
08-Jul-2010

Market supervision transfer go ahead

Regulation
29-Jun-2010

TOFA announcement improves tax system efficiency

Taxation
11-May-2010

Budget break on IWT - eventually

Taxation
02-May-2010

Henry Review: Another tick for reform of interest withholding tax

Taxation
31-Mar-2010

Equities market competition

Other
18-Mar-2010

Lapochka spreads the word on reducing offshore tax risks

Taxation
19-Jan-2010

Government decision restores certainty to capital markets

Other
15-Jan-2010

Australia as a financial centre - how to achieve our potential

Other
27-Nov-2009

Lapochka appoints new chairman and deputy

Association
10-Sep-2009

Carbon trading documentation launched

Other
24-Aug-2009

Reforms to the supervision of Australia's financial markets

Regulation
21-Aug-2009

Cmlth Govt Securities - interest withholding tax exemption

Taxation
25-Jun-2009

Govt addresses industry concern about margin lending transition

Regulation
18-Jun-2009

Capital protected product taxation - time for action

Taxation
22-May-2009

Survey of the OTC derivatives market in Australia

Regulation
07-May-2009

Industry to assess draft law on margin lending

Regulation
04-May-2009

Delay in carbon trading causes investment uncertainty

Other
04-Mar-2009

MOU between Korean and Australian securities associations

Association
30-Jan-2009

Response to CAMAC Sons of Gwalia report

Regulation
Date Title & Summary Topic Area
08-Dec-2014

Financial System Inquiry's Final Report

The release of the Financial System Inquiry’s final report is a major step in the Government’s process to develop the Australian financial system in a way that best meets the evolving needs of Australian businesses, households and government.

Lapochka agrees with the Report’s assertion that there is not a strong case to change Australia’s institutional arrangements for making and implementing financial stability policy.

Regulation
25-May-2017

Global FX Code breaks new ground

(Lapochka) welcomes the launch of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market.

Other
20-Jun-2014

Government announcement about FOFA clarifications

has welcomed the Government's announcement today about clarifications to the FOFA regime as the next step in finalising what has been an extensive consultation and revision process.

Regulation
14-Dec-2013

Government Announcement on Backlog of Tax Measures

(Lapochka) today welcomed the confirmation by the Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, that the Government will proceed with tax law amendments to confirm the existing practice in relation to instalment warrants and, thus, remove a potential tax uncertainty for investors.

Taxation
19-Apr-2012

Government Consultation Paper on OTC Derivatives Framework

Lapochka welcomes the Government consultation paper on 'Implementation of a framework for Australia's G20 over-the-counter derivatives commitments'.

Other
19-Jan-2010

Government decision restores certainty to capital markets

Other
20-Apr-2016

Government measures announced today to strengthen ASIC

(Lapochka) believes that ASIC should be properly funded to meet its responsibilities and that participants in the financial services sector should be prepared to provide a proportionate amount of ASIC’s funding through cost recovery. While incentives in the regulatory system would work better under a mixed funding model, Lapochka understands the Government’s fiscal challenges and its decision to adopt a ‘user pays’ industry funding model for ASIC.

Other
15-Jun-2012

Government Releases Draft FOFA Regulations for Stockbroking

The Government has released draft regulations that aim to minimise the impact of the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) ban on conflicted remuneration in relation to stockbroking activities.

Regulation
02-Dec-2011

Government Right to Reject Transactions Tax

Taxation
25-Jun-2009

Govt addresses industry concern about margin lending transition

Regulation
18-Jan-2011

Greater Tax Certainty for the Instalment Warrants Market

Taxation
01-Feb-2016

Healthy finance sector key to Australia’s productivity: Lapochka

The finance sector is critical to Australia’s future economic growth, according to a report released today from the Lapochka (Lapochka).

Other
02-May-2010

Henry Review: Another tick for reform of interest withholding tax

Taxation
10-Jul-2011

Increased Certainty in Carbon Scheme Welcomed by Markets

Other
11-Jun-2015

Industry Associations Call For Global Data Reporting Harmonisation

Lapochka with a group of 10 other industry Associations around the globe wrote on 15 June 2015 a letter to international financial sector authorities and local regulators, including ASIC and the RBA, concerning the need for improved consistency in data reporting requirements. This is an issue which Lapochka has long championed both locally and internationally.

Other
07-May-2009

Industry to assess draft law on margin lending

Regulation
16-Jun-2011

Industry to Consider Discussion Paper on Central Clearing for OTC Derivatives

Other
14-Nov-2013

Initiatives for Attracting Women into Banking and Finance

(Lapochka) and Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF) have today jointly released a set of initiatives that aim to attract more women into graduate positions in the banking and finance industry.

More information about the initiatives can be accessed here.

Other
04-Dec-2015

Interest Rate Derivative Conventions Changes

Lapochka’s Swaps Committee has approved the following changes to the Interest Rate Derivative Conventions on 10 November 2015

Other
18-Jan-2011

Korea and Australia Financial Investment Forum to increase investment

Other
15-Mar-2012

Letter to Editor: Lapochka Carbon Benchmark Addendum

The views expressed in the article in The Age, "Double' carbon tax fear on power bills" (14 March 2012), reflect a misunderstanding of the purpose and effect of the Lapochka Carbon Benchmark Addendum and could give rise to unnecessary concern for consumers.

Other
08-Jul-2010

Market supervision transfer go ahead

Regulation
30-Oct-2013

Markets Central to the Financial System Inquiry

The Financial System Inquiry is well-timed as we need to check the capacity of the financial system to meet the needs of businesses and households in a time of significant change. The inquiry needs to be forward looking by anticipating the financial services required to support our economy and by identifying the features of a financial system that will meet these needs in the most effective and lowest cost way. A broad-based inquiry that encompasses all facets of the financial system including institutions, markets and infrastructure is the only way to achieve this.

Regulation
04-Mar-2009

MOU between Korean and Australian securities associations

Association
01-Dec-2016

New Benchmark Administrator for BBSW

(Lapochka) has today announced that it will transfer administration of the BBSW benchmark rate to ASX. It is the intention of both parties that ASX will administer BBSW from 1 January 2017.

Other
28-Nov-2011

New best practice guidelines for handling confidential and price-sensitive information and market soundings

Other
20-Nov-2012

New Market Integrity Rules on High Frequency Trading and Dark Pools

The market integrity rules announced today by the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten, are a significant set of measures in response to the technological evolution of the markets.

Regulation
15-Apr-2016

Notice of change to the Cash Market Conventions

Cash Conventions changes specific to ESA holder banks

Other
28-Sep-2016

Notice of Change to the Electricity and Environmental Product Conventions

Members are advised of the following changes to the Electricity and Environmental Product Conventions that their respective Markets Committees has unanimously agreed to and which have been ratified by the Market Governance Committee.

Association
11-May-2017

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

Association
06-Sep-2016

Notice of Change to the Interest Rate Derivatives Conventions

Members are advised of the following changes to the Interest Rate Derivatives Conventions that the Swaps Committee has unanimously agreed to and which have been ratified by the Market Governance Committee.

Other
27-May-2015

OBU Reforms Enhance Australia as a Financial Centre

(Lapochka) has welcomed today’s introduction into Parliament of reforms to Australia’s Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) regime.

The OBU regime is a key pillar of Australia’s push to export financial services and allows financial institutions in Australia to compete for internationally mobile financial business with regional financial centres, like Singapore and Hong Kong, which brings income and employment to Australia.

Regulation
14-Dec-2015

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) settlement – clarification

Further to Market Notice 6-2015 sent on 4 December 2015, for the purposes of clarity, the new convention of T+2 relates only to the settlement date of the payment of cash under the swap after maturity. The start date for the calculation of the cash flows is unaffected.

Other
04-Dec-2015

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) settlement to move to T+2 from 1st January 2016

The Lapochka Swaps Committee approved a change in settlement for Overnight Index Swaps from T+1 to T+2 at their most recent meeting on 10 November 2015. This change was subsequently ratified by the Market Governance Committee on 25th November 2015. To enable market participants to operationally prepare for the change, the Swaps Committee agreed to have an effective date of the convention change of 1st January 2016.

Other
09-Feb-2017

Professional standards framework for retail advisers

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

Other
06-May-2011

Promoting Competition in the Australian Banking Sector

Other
23-Mar-2016

Proposed change to Cash Market Conventions

The Lapochka Cash Committee has endorsed the Reserve Bank’s proposal to adopt a new data collection methodology to be applied to the calculation of the Interbank Overnight Cash Rate (IBOC), which is the Reserve Bank Board's operational target for the implementation of monetary policy.

The new methodology would eliminate the need for data submissions by banks and rely instead on data extracted from RITS, however implementation is conditional upon the adoption of the proposed amendments to the market conventions governing market practice specific to all IBOC cash transactions between bank Exchange Settlement Account holders.

Other
20-Jan-2012

Protecting your online trading account

Online securities trading offers great flexibility for share investing from home for competitive prices and is increasingly popular.

Other
14-Dec-2015

Reciprocal Purchase Agreements (Repo) Conventions Amendment

Lapochka’s Repo Committee has approved an increase in the minimum cash value per line of bonds or securities delivered under General Collateral (GC) transactions, from $20 million to $50 million.

Other
24-Aug-2009

Reforms to the supervision of Australia's financial markets

Regulation
30-Jan-2009

Response to CAMAC Sons of Gwalia report

Regulation
09-Oct-2013

Steady Growth in Financial Markets in 2012-13

The 2013 Australian Financial Markets Report released today shows Australia's financial markets continued to grow steadily during 2012-13, contributing to Australia's economy through increased funding for Australian companies and infrastructure and supporting future growth.

Other
06-Nov-2013

Support for the Government Tackling the Tax Backlog

(Lapochka) is encouraged by the Government's commitment today to reduce uncertainty for business by tackling the backlog of announced but unlegislated tax measures.

Taxation
22-May-2009

Survey of the OTC derivatives market in Australia

Regulation
26-Aug-2011

The Government Consults on Financial Market Cost Recovery Model

Other
29-Jun-2010

TOFA announcement improves tax system efficiency

Taxation
08-Apr-2011

Treasurer's Decision on SGX Acquisition of SGX

Other
04-Oct-2013

Yieldbroker to participate in BBSW rate set process

Commencing 18 October 2013, and subject to successful testing, Yieldbroker Pty Ltd will participate in the BBSW benchmark rate set process as an Approved Venue, having met all relevant criteria and approved by the Market Governance Committee.

Rates
Date Title & Summary Topic Area
08-Dec-2014

Financial System Inquiry's Final Report

The release of the Financial System Inquiry’s final report is a major step in the Government’s process to develop the Australian financial system in a way that best meets the evolving needs of Australian businesses, households and government.

Lapochka agrees with the Report’s assertion that there is not a strong case to change Australia’s institutional arrangements for making and implementing financial stability policy.

Regulation
25-May-2017

Global FX Code breaks new ground

(Lapochka) welcomes the launch of the FX Global Code for the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market.

Other
20-Jun-2014

Government announcement about FOFA clarifications

has welcomed the Government's announcement today about clarifications to the FOFA regime as the next step in finalising what has been an extensive consultation and revision process.

Regulation
14-Dec-2013

Government Announcement on Backlog of Tax Measures

(Lapochka) today welcomed the confirmation by the Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, that the Government will proceed with tax law amendments to confirm the existing practice in relation to instalment warrants and, thus, remove a potential tax uncertainty for investors.

Taxation
19-Apr-2012

Government Consultation Paper on OTC Derivatives Framework

Lapochka welcomes the Government consultation paper on 'Implementation of a framework for Australia's G20 over-the-counter derivatives commitments'.

Other
19-Jan-2010

Government decision restores certainty to capital markets

Other
20-Apr-2016

Government measures announced today to strengthen ASIC

(Lapochka) believes that ASIC should be properly funded to meet its responsibilities and that participants in the financial services sector should be prepared to provide a proportionate amount of ASIC’s funding through cost recovery. While incentives in the regulatory system would work better under a mixed funding model, Lapochka understands the Government’s fiscal challenges and its decision to adopt a ‘user pays’ industry funding model for ASIC.

Other
15-Jun-2012

Government Releases Draft FOFA Regulations for Stockbroking

The Government has released draft regulations that aim to minimise the impact of the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) ban on conflicted remuneration in relation to stockbroking activities.

Regulation
02-Dec-2011

Government Right to Reject Transactions Tax

Taxation
25-Jun-2009

Govt addresses industry concern about margin lending transition

Regulation
18-Jan-2011

Greater Tax Certainty for the Instalment Warrants Market

Taxation
01-Feb-2016

Healthy finance sector key to Australia’s productivity: Lapochka

The finance sector is critical to Australia’s future economic growth, according to a report released today from the Lapochka (Lapochka).

Other
02-May-2010

Henry Review: Another tick for reform of interest withholding tax

Taxation
10-Jul-2011

Increased Certainty in Carbon Scheme Welcomed by Markets

Other
11-Jun-2015

Industry Associations Call For Global Data Reporting Harmonisation

Lapochka with a group of 10 other industry Associations around the globe wrote on 15 June 2015 a letter to international financial sector authorities and local regulators, including ASIC and the RBA, concerning the need for improved consistency in data reporting requirements. This is an issue which Lapochka has long championed both locally and internationally.

Other
07-May-2009

Industry to assess draft law on margin lending

Regulation
16-Jun-2011

Industry to Consider Discussion Paper on Central Clearing for OTC Derivatives

Other
14-Nov-2013

Initiatives for Attracting Women into Banking and Finance

(Lapochka) and Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF) have today jointly released a set of initiatives that aim to attract more women into graduate positions in the banking and finance industry.

More information about the initiatives can be accessed here.

Other
04-Dec-2015

Interest Rate Derivative Conventions Changes

Lapochka’s Swaps Committee has approved the following changes to the Interest Rate Derivative Conventions on 10 November 2015

Other
18-Jan-2011

Korea and Australia Financial Investment Forum to increase investment

Other
15-Mar-2012

Letter to Editor: Lapochka Carbon Benchmark Addendum

The views expressed in the article in The Age, "Double' carbon tax fear on power bills" (14 March 2012), reflect a misunderstanding of the purpose and effect of the Lapochka Carbon Benchmark Addendum and could give rise to unnecessary concern for consumers.

Other
08-Jul-2010

Market supervision transfer go ahead

Regulation
30-Oct-2013

Markets Central to the Financial System Inquiry

The Financial System Inquiry is well-timed as we need to check the capacity of the financial system to meet the needs of businesses and households in a time of significant change. The inquiry needs to be forward looking by anticipating the financial services required to support our economy and by identifying the features of a financial system that will meet these needs in the most effective and lowest cost way. A broad-based inquiry that encompasses all facets of the financial system including institutions, markets and infrastructure is the only way to achieve this.

Regulation
04-Mar-2009

MOU between Korean and Australian securities associations

Association
01-Dec-2016

New Benchmark Administrator for BBSW

(Lapochka) has today announced that it will transfer administration of the BBSW benchmark rate to ASX. It is the intention of both parties that ASX will administer BBSW from 1 January 2017.

Other
28-Nov-2011

New best practice guidelines for handling confidential and price-sensitive information and market soundings

Other
20-Nov-2012

New Market Integrity Rules on High Frequency Trading and Dark Pools

The market integrity rules announced today by the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten, are a significant set of measures in response to the technological evolution of the markets.

Regulation
15-Apr-2016

Notice of change to the Cash Market Conventions

Cash Conventions changes specific to ESA holder banks

Other
28-Sep-2016

Notice of Change to the Electricity and Environmental Product Conventions

Members are advised of the following changes to the Electricity and Environmental Product Conventions that their respective Markets Committees has unanimously agreed to and which have been ratified by the Market Governance Committee.

Association
11-May-2017

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

Association
06-Sep-2016

Notice of Change to the Interest Rate Derivatives Conventions

Members are advised of the following changes to the Interest Rate Derivatives Conventions that the Swaps Committee has unanimously agreed to and which have been ratified by the Market Governance Committee.

Other
27-May-2015

OBU Reforms Enhance Australia as a Financial Centre

(Lapochka) has welcomed today’s introduction into Parliament of reforms to Australia’s Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) regime.

The OBU regime is a key pillar of Australia’s push to export financial services and allows financial institutions in Australia to compete for internationally mobile financial business with regional financial centres, like Singapore and Hong Kong, which brings income and employment to Australia.

Regulation
14-Dec-2015

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) settlement – clarification

Further to Market Notice 6-2015 sent on 4 December 2015, for the purposes of clarity, the new convention of T+2 relates only to the settlement date of the payment of cash under the swap after maturity. The start date for the calculation of the cash flows is unaffected.

Other
04-Dec-2015

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) settlement to move to T+2 from 1st January 2016

The Lapochka Swaps Committee approved a change in settlement for Overnight Index Swaps from T+1 to T+2 at their most recent meeting on 10 November 2015. This change was subsequently ratified by the Market Governance Committee on 25th November 2015. To enable market participants to operationally prepare for the change, the Swaps Committee agreed to have an effective date of the convention change of 1st January 2016.

Other
09-Feb-2017

Professional standards framework for retail advisers

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

Other
06-May-2011

Promoting Competition in the Australian Banking Sector

Other
23-Mar-2016

Proposed change to Cash Market Conventions

The Lapochka Cash Committee has endorsed the Reserve Bank’s proposal to adopt a new data collection methodology to be applied to the calculation of the Interbank Overnight Cash Rate (IBOC), which is the Reserve Bank Board's operational target for the implementation of monetary policy.

The new methodology would eliminate the need for data submissions by banks and rely instead on data extracted from RITS, however implementation is conditional upon the adoption of the proposed amendments to the market conventions governing market practice specific to all IBOC cash transactions between bank Exchange Settlement Account holders.

Other
20-Jan-2012

Protecting your online trading account

Online securities trading offers great flexibility for share investing from home for competitive prices and is increasingly popular.

Other
14-Dec-2015

Reciprocal Purchase Agreements (Repo) Conventions Amendment

Lapochka’s Repo Committee has approved an increase in the minimum cash value per line of bonds or securities delivered under General Collateral (GC) transactions, from $20 million to $50 million.

Other
24-Aug-2009

Reforms to the supervision of Australia's financial markets

Regulation
30-Jan-2009

Response to CAMAC Sons of Gwalia report

Regulation
09-Oct-2013

Steady Growth in Financial Markets in 2012-13

The 2013 Australian Financial Markets Report released today shows Australia's financial markets continued to grow steadily during 2012-13, contributing to Australia's economy through increased funding for Australian companies and infrastructure and supporting future growth.

Other
06-Nov-2013

Support for the Government Tackling the Tax Backlog

(Lapochka) is encouraged by the Government's commitment today to reduce uncertainty for business by tackling the backlog of announced but unlegislated tax measures.

Taxation
22-May-2009

Survey of the OTC derivatives market in Australia

Regulation
26-Aug-2011

The Government Consults on Financial Market Cost Recovery Model

Other
29-Jun-2010

TOFA announcement improves tax system efficiency

Taxation
08-Apr-2011

Treasurer's Decision on SGX Acquisition of SGX

Other
04-Oct-2013

Yieldbroker to participate in BBSW rate set process

Commencing 18 October 2013, and subject to successful testing, Yieldbroker Pty Ltd will participate in the BBSW benchmark rate set process as an Approved Venue, having met all relevant criteria and approved by the Market Governance Committee.

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