Re-Thinking Securities Regulation: A Comparative Study of ASX, NYSE, and SGX


This article approaches the issue of securities regulation starting with an examination of the nature and role of markets and financial markets. It next outlines the various arguments for and against regulation, and then looks at approaches taken by markets and their regulators. The approaches are government regulation, self-regulation and co-regulation, and the structural changes via demutualization and corporate governance. With this background, it turns to examine how these approaches have played out in the markets themselves. The article surveys the regulatory aspects of the ASX, NYSE and the SGX, and reviews the regulatory and financial performance of the markets. It concludes that the transitioning occurring in markets is not yet complete, and that there remains considerable research to be done.


Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Business Organizations Law | Commercial Law | Consumer Protection Law | Contracts | Economics | Law | Law and Economics | Public Law and Legal Theory | Securities Law

Date of this Version

September 2006