ECSDA views and news

ECSDA views and news

CDCP, Slovak CSD is granted CSDR licence
The National Bank of Slovakia granted Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR, a.s. (CDCP) the authorisation for operation in compliance with valid European legal regulation effective from 28 January 2019. Granted authorisation directly relates to new European legal regulation harmonising requirements
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Updated ECSDA CSDR Penalties Framework
On 29 January, ECSDA published the updated version of the ECSDA CSDR Penalties Framework. This version of the ECSDA Framework is based on the comments received during the public consultation in the summer 2018, further deep reflection among CSD experts and
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Season’s Greetings and best wishes from ECSDA
  Thank you for sharing great moments with us in 2018! The European Central Securities Depositories Association wishes you and your families a merry holiday period and a wonderful 2019! Looking forward to restarting to work with you back again
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ESMA consults on settlement guidelines
On 20 December, ESMA has published two Consultation Papers dedicated to CSDR (Regulation (EU) 909/2014) Settlement Discipline requirements: on Guidelines on settlement fails reporting, and on Guidelines on standardised procedures and messaging protocols. The consultations are open until 20 February
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CSD Prague is granted CSDR licence
On 20 December, the Central Securities Depository Prague received the licence required by the new European CSD Regulation (CSDR), thus becoming yet another European depository in possession of the pan-European CSD licence. The Central Securities Depository Prague has received the
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Brexit: ESMA ready to recognise UK CSD
European Commission has published today a communication, allowing ESMA to recognise, on the temporary and conditional basis, the UK CSD in case of Brexit no deal. ESMA expressed its support to this decision. In more detail: ECSDA appreciated the publication
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ECB publishes FMI cyber resilience expectations
On 3 december 2018,  The ECB published the Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations (CROE) for Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) following the public consultation launched from April to June 2018. The CROE aims at providing FMIs with detailed steps on how to
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ECSDA welcomes ID2S as a new member
ECSDA is pleased to welcome ID2S as a new member having joined the association. On Tuesday 27 November, the ECSDA Extraordinary General Meeting has approved ID2S as a new member. ID2S Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Tranquillini, becomes ECSDA new Board
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ESMA updates the Questions and Answers on CSDR
On 12 November 2018, ESMA has updated his Questions and Answers (Q&As) with regard to the implementation of the Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR). The new entries cover the CSD passporting and Settlement Discipline cash penalties.   See the complete updated
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Settlement in DKK is now possible on T2S
On 27 October, Danmarks Nationalbank has connected its real-time gross settlement and collateral management system to the ECB T2S platform. The same week-end, VP Securities, the Danish Central Securities Depository and ECSDA member, has facilitated the first settlement in Danish Krone.
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ESMA updates the Questions and Answers on CSDR
On 27 September 2018, ESMA has updated his Q&As regarding the implementation of CSDR. It clarifies practical issues on the implementation of the new CSDR regime, giving more information about settlement discipline, book entry form requirements and organisational requirements.  
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EU Settlement Discipline Standards published
On 13 September 2018, the Final Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Settlement Discipline have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The standards are mandated by the CSD Regulation and constitute part of a binding package providing
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More CSDs get authorised under CSDR
Updated 19 September 2018 We are truly happy to see that the list of European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) members that have been authorised under the new pan-European Union regulation is increasing. The CSDs that have received the authorisation to function under the
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ECSDA response to the EC on the use of digital tools and processes in company law
The recent proposal by the Commission for a Directive regarding the digital tools and processes in company law gives rise to the importance of taking into account the already existing identification for financial institutions. European CSDs call upon policymakers to
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ECSDA consults on the draft Settlement Fail Penalties Framework
  9 July 2018 Today, ECSDA makes available the draft version of its future ECSDA Settlement Fail Penalties Framework (the Framework). The document aims at creating a harmonised and coherent set of rules and considerations for creation and operation of
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ECSDA views on migration to ISO20022
European CSDs support a coherent use of the same standard globally. At this stage, we see that earlier standards are more in use for securities communication across the globe. However, we note that several pan-European infrastructure projects and regulatory initiatives
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European CSDs welcome a clear ECB guidance on FMI Cyber resilience
On 10 April 2018, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a public consultation on the ECB’s draft report with proposed Cyber Resilience Oversight Expectations (CROE) for Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs). The CROE includes the ECB’s expectations in terms of cyber
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ESMA updates the Questions and Answers on CSDR
  ESMA has updated the CSDR Q&A on investment policy clarifying what liquidation of collateral on the “same business day” means in the context of the CSD prudential requirements. See the complete updated ESMA CSDR Q&A following this link.
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The European Commission issues the RTS on Settlement Discipline
  The European Commission has just issued the Standards (RTS) on Settlement Discipline. The Legislators (Council and Parliament) have one to three months of a (non-) objection period, i.e. to express their objection to the draft. The period can be
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ECSDA response to the consultation on Shareholder Rights Standards
European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) represents 38 national and international Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) across 35 European countries. The association aims at promoting a constructive dialogue between the CSD community, European public authorities and other stakeholders looking to contribute
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ECB publishes TIBER-EU Framework
On 2 May, the European Central Bank has published the Threat Intelligence-based Ethical Red Teaming (TIBER-EU) Framework. It aims at providing a view on how to ensure controlled  tests against cyber-attacks for financial institutions of all sorts. The ECB says
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