ASX advises that Marcin Firek has resigned as a Company Secretary of ASX Limited effective today.
Amanda Harkness and Daniel Csillag continue as the persons nominated under Listing Rule 12.6 for communication with ASIC with regard to Listing Rule matters.
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, rose 1.9% in November 2016. This performance was lower than some major markets, including Japan up 5.1%, the US up 3.4% and Singapore up 3.2%. Declines were observed in the UK, down 2.5%, Hong Kong down 0.6% and Germany down 0.2%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market increased during November:
Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.7% in November, up on the previous month (0.5%).
Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) rose in November to an average of 15.2 (compared to 14.1 in October).
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, fell 2.2% in October 2016. This performance was in contrast to some major markets, including Japan up 5.9%, Germany up 1.5% and the UK up 0.8%. Declines were also observed in Singapore down 1.9%, the US down 1.9% and Hong Kong down 1.6%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market decreased during October:
• Volatility (as measured by the average daily movement in the All Ordinaries Index) was 0.5% in October, down on the previous month (0.6%).
• Expected future volatility (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX) fell in October to an average of 14.1 (compared to 14.4 in September).
The value of ASX-listed stocks, as measured by the All Ordinaries Index, fell 0.1% in September 2016. This
performance was in contrast to some major markets, including the UK up 1.7%, Singapore up 1.7% and Hong
Kong up 1.4%. Declines were also observed in Japan down 2.6%, Germany down 0.8% and the US down 0.1%.
Volatility measures for the Australian equity market increased during September:
I am Rick Holliday-Smith, the Chairman of ASX.
From my far right we have directors Ken Henry, Melinda Conrad, Peter Marriott and Heather Ridout.
On my left we have our General Counsel and Company Secretary Amanda Harkness, our Managing Director
and CEO Dominic Stevens, and then directors Peter Warne, Yasmin Allen and Damian Roche.
2016 was another strong year for ASX. Your company achieved record financial performance and we
continued to invest in innovation, improve our service to customers and strengthen our competitiveness.
As you all know it's also been a year of renewal, with the appointment of Dominic Stevens as ASX's new
Managing Director and CEO.
Dear ASX Shareholder
On 18 August 2016, ASX Limited (ASX) announced a strong full-year
result for the 12 months to 30 June 2016 (FY16). There was growth in all
key business areas, supported by higher activity levels and continued
business initiatives that give customers greater choice and control.
Market activity was driven by a rise in secondary capital raisings,
particularly within the financial sector, and heightened volatility in
interest rate markets, culminating with the surprise of Brexit. The
average value traded on ASX's equity market rose almost 10% to $4.2
billion per day, futures and options turnover grew more than 8% across
the period, and there were 124 new listings, the most in five years.
IRESS Limited yesterday announced an $85 million institutional share placement to fund the acquisition of Financial Synergy, a provider of software to the Australian superannuation industry.
Completion of the share placement bookbuild was announced earlier today. ASX is acquiring approximately 1.4 million shares for consideration of $16.2 million at the placement price of $11.35 per share. ASX's shareholding in IRESS is 19.1%.