Euroclear Reports Increased Usage, Collateral Highway Expands
With providers of open post-trade infrastructure like Brussels-based Euroclear embracing technology, forming joint ventures and expanding services for financial institutions, country capital markets are becoming more connected. Post-trade processing is an essential market function that verifies the details of buyers and sellers in transactions. Euroclear is the biggest international central securities depository (ICSD) in the world. ICSDs were originally created to manage the clearing and settlement of the Eurobond industry. Simply put, these depositories hold securities in certificated or uncertificated form so that ownership can be transferred through a book entry versus a physical transfer of certificates.
Euroclear’s Collateral Highway, the first open global market infrastructure to discover and gather collateral internationally and in differing time zones, has gained wider adoption over the last six months. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]
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