ECSDA views and news

ECSDA views and news

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
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 the
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
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
  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.
  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
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
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
In brief, the new/modified Q&A says: Links shall be assessed in compliance with the CSDR by the time of the CSD application for authorisation under CSDR Communication standards requirement to use international standards is limited to : a) the machine-to-machine
ECSDA is meeting the new 2018 with its new logo. The logo speaks for itself about the nature of Central Securities Depositories, the resilient and stable financial market infrastructures. CSDs shape the future of financial markets by providing digital and
Recently, the European Commission has launched a consultation on the Future of European Post-Trade, based on the conclusions of the European Post Trade Forum (EPTF). European CSDs thank the European Commission for the constructive and effective discussions at the EPTF,
The 2017 edition of the Factbook offers an up-to-date overview of the CSD landscape in Europe. The Factbook describes the trends within the CSD industry and provides an overview of the evolution of individual ECSDA member-CSD services. Brief overview of
The ECSDA Secretariat is recruiting a Senior Policy Adviser and 2 Interns. For more information click here
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.  
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
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. Ms Kulik has extensive
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
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
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
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
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. European CSDs support the efforts of securities regulators to pro-actively monitor