ASX Operating Rules – Amendments to Rule  and Schedule 10A of the ASX Operating Rules (“AQUA Rules”) and related Procedures.
On 8 September 2021, ASX published a notice regarding proposed amendments to ASX Operating Rules Procedures to support amendments to Rule  of the ASX Operating Rules and Rules 10A.2.1 and 10A.3.3 of the AQUA Rules, which were the subject of consultation with AQUA Product Issuers.
These Rule amendments have now received regulatory clearance. Accordingly, ASX confirms that these Rule and Procedure amendments will become effective on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.
The amendments to Rule  of the ASX Operating Rules and Rules 10A.2.1 and 10A.3.3 of the AQUA Rules and Procedure 7100 and Procedure 10A.3.3 of Schedule 10A to the ASX Operating Rules Procedures are intended to:
· expand the list of acceptable Underlying Instruments for AQUA Products to include deposit products, Money Market Instruments and Eligible Debt Portfolios.
· enhance ASX’s power to consider AQUA Product Issuer resourcing in deciding whether or not to grant an entity Approved AQUA Product Issuer status or admit an AQUA Product to trading on ASX or to settlement through mFund.
These changes become effective on and from 22 September 2021.
Special Counsel, Regulatory Policy