Summary of ASIC Report REP 705 – Response to submissions on CP 343


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BRISBANE, Saturday 30 October 2021 - On Friday 29 October ASIC released REP 705, its much-anticipated response to submissions on Consultation Paper CP 343 regarding crypto-assets as underlying assets for exchange-traded products (ETPs). ASIC has summarised its licensing proposals and updated its good practice guidelines for market operators and product issuers dealing with crypto-assets (INFO 224, INFO 230).

Perhaps the most important proposal to come out of the report, ASIC stated its preference for a standalone crypto-asset category to be applied to ASIC’s licensing asset kinds.

Monochrome Asset Management has prepared an 8 page summary of ASIC’s report REP 705.

Summary of ASIC Report REP 705 – Response to submissions on CP 343: Crypto-assets as underlying assets for ETPs and other investment products

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