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Euroclear Becomes Latest SWFI Member

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EuroclearEuroclear is the latest organization to join as a member of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. The global Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute membership program is for leading asset managers and service providers engaged in the public investor community. Some of our members include the largest asset managers in the world.

About Euroclear
Euroclear is the world’s largest provider of domestic and cross-border settlement and related asset services for bond, equity, derivatives and fund transactions. Client interests are Euroclear’s top priority.

In 2012, the total value of securities transactions settled by the Euroclear group was US$ 735 trillion, while assets held for clients exceeded US$ 31 trillion. We serve clients from more than 90 countries across the world including a total of 100 central banks, SWF, investment authorities and supra-nationals. Other type of clients include large broker/dealers, commercial and universal banks, local and global custodians and central securities depositories as well as others involved in the issuance, settlement and asset servicing of domestic and international securities.

Managing an excess of US$ 1 trillion of daily collateral movements through our global Collateral Highway, Euroclear offers access to the widest range of counterparties across multiple products and asset classes. Euroclear’s Collateral Highway makes it easy to source and mobilise securities to be used as collateral for multiple purposes. Clients reduce their back-office work, have access to real-time information and benefit from a completely automated process to substitute and re-use collateral, when appropriate.

Extending our global Collateral Highway across the different continents is our priority as it fits in our plans to improve cross-border collateral mobility and liquidity. It also underscores our commitment to clients and market infrastructures to ease cross-border flows and contribute to linking emerging market economies with the traditional ones.

The Euroclear group includes the international central securities depository (CSD) Euroclear Bank in Brussels, as well as the national CSDs of Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK.

With links to Central Securities Depositories (“CSD”) in 44 markets, Euroclear Bank settles transactions in 54 currencies. Euroclear Bank is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s.

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Questions: Vince Berretta – vberretta@swfinstitute.org

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