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ASX CHESS Replacement

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ASX CHESS Replacement

The ASX is planning to deliver a new, first-of-its-kind clearing and settlements platform using distributed ledger technology (DLT). As such, they will be replacing the core system used today – the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS). ASX will be the first market utility to use DLT in clearing and settlement. What you need to know


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All market participants will have to upgrade their existing systems to connect and interface into the new ASX clearing and settlement platform (ASX-CSP), which will have the following key features:

  • Multichannel connectivity, supporting both message- and DAML-based connectivity:
    • Message-based connectivity will use the ISO 20022 global messaging standard to replace the existing CHESS proprietary EIS message
    • DAML-based connectivity will use the DAML APIs
  • Introducing several new business functionalities on day one
  • Decommissioning legacy services such as CHESS Access and CHESS PC

Development Updates
Q3 2020 Updates
  • Revised timetable announced by the ASX, with a target go-live date of April 2022
  • Completed the release of CDE 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 and scheduling the subsequent releases
  • Continued participation in ASX forums (ISO 20022 Technical Committee, Connectivity & Integration Working Group, Implementation & Transition Working Group)
  • Continue regular project and feedback engagements with our clients

For more detailed information on the ASX CHESS replacement visit:

How Broadridge can help

Minimise the impact on your operations and take advantage of seamless transformation with our agile, end-to-end solution for ASX clearing and settlement. Built using our market-leading technology, the Broadridge ASX-CSP Connector will connect market participants to the new ASX-CSP and deliver the new functionalities introduced on day one.

Our Blockchain Centre of Excellence has been working closely with our clients to design a solution for real-time integration for wholesale, retail and institutional market participants, with ISO 20022 messaging and DAML integration options.

For existing clients, the solution design is generic in nature to enable other Broadridge or third-party platforms to connect to ASX to utilise, re-use and minimise changes to existing Broadridge systems.

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