The registration of securities holders

19 Jul 2016 – The registration of securities holders refers to the process of recording ownership or legal holding in securities in an official list called the register. This list facilitates the identification of securities holders by issuers and regulators. A new report by ECSDA looks at existing legal requirements in 38 European markets, highlighting the current lack of harmonisation in the legal and practical approaches to securities holders registration.
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Guidelines on CSD participant defaults

30 Jun 2016 – CSDs must have effective and transparent rules in place to manage a participant’s default. To ensure that this is the case, the EU Regulation on CSDs (CSDR) foresees the adoption by ESMA of supervisory guidelines on CSD participant default rules and procedures. Draft guidelines were issued by ESMA on 31 May.
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