ECSDA views and news

ECSDA views and news

ECSDA releases the 2016 CSD online database
We are pleased to announce that the updated figures and information on the activity of ECSDA members is now available. Please find it under CSD facts page.  
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An overarching reform of securities laws?
Today, ECSDA responded to the EU conflicts of law consultation. The legal certainty of securities settlement and holdings is of utmost importance for the resilience of CSDs’ ecosystems and the safety of their operations. For this reason, European CSDs have
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ECSDA responds to the European Commission’s consultation on FinTech
In its response, ECSDA expresses its support of technological innovation, including in the areas directly linked to CSD activities. ECSDA notes that due to the competing priorities of reducing costs, responding to margin pressure and the needs of a single
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ECSDA appoints Anna Kulik as new Secretary General
The European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) has appointed Anna Kulik as its Secretary General. Ms Kulik takes over the role with immediate effect, following Soraya Belghazi, and will be the new face of European CSDs.
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2016 Annual Report now available
20 Feb 2017 – The 2016 annual report of the association is available exclusively online and describes the key events that have marked the life of ECSDA in 2016. You can also obtain an overview of ECSDA members and governing
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Continued access to CSDs for firms in resolution
17 Feb 2017 – When a CSD participant enters into resolution, the challenge for the CSD and for financial regulators is to strike the right balance between, on the one hand, the need to preserve the safety and soundness of
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CSDs and securities financing
30 Nov 2016 – On 30 September, the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) issued draft technical standards under EU Regulation 2015/2365 on the securities financing transactions (SFTR) for public consultation. Commenting on the standards, ECSDA made two recommendations from a CSD
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CSDs, custody and asset segregation
30 Sept 2016 – Since late 2015, there has been some uncertainty as regards the treatment of CSDs under asset management legislation (AIFMD and UCITS) due to guidance issued by ESMA alluding to “custody” services of CSDs. The call for
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Distributed ledgers and securities markets
2 Sept 2016 – In its response to the ESMA Discussion Paper on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in securities markets, ECSDA stresses the importance of sound governance and oversight.
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