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National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, which performs the functions of the Secretariat of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD), has prepared an updated profile of the Association. The document includes information about AECSD, its goals, and its functions. The AECSD Profile is a unique document which contains general information about the stock market specifics of AECSD member countries, about key events, terms for servicing financial instruments, and transactions and settlements, as well as information disclosure requirements Read more »


On October 27–28, 2021, the XVII International Conference of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) "Reforming Financial Markets" was held online. The event was organized by the "Central Depository of Armenia" Open Joint Stock Company and NSD (AECSD Secretariat). The event was sponsored by NSD (gold sponsor), Central Securities Depository Joint Stock Company KACD (silver sponsor) and Percival (bronze sponsor) Read more »


COOMING SOON: October 27–28, 2021 International Conference of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories "Reforming Financial Markets: Benefits and Threats" ZOOM REGISTRATION A Conference of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) will be held on October 27–28, 2021. The 17th conference with participation of the leading experts from AECSD and other regions will be held online for the first time. The AECSD International Conference is an annual event for members of the Association and representatives of the global financial community, which gathers professionals and experts of the depository market on its site. The event’s Program includes two panels and two presentation sessions along with a virtual cultural program, separate halls for small talks both with AECSD members and among all the guests of the Conference. PROGRAM Among the issues planned for discussion: SWIFT strategy for the securities market Pension fund management The impact of blockchain technologies on the depository sector Digitalization of assets and the role of Central Depositories Harmonization of the process of integration of financial markets Economic, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) And this is not a complete list of issues that will be discussed at the upcoming conference. See you soon! Sponsors: NSD Read more »


On October 12, 2021, the Republican Central Securities Depository signed an agreement on joining the project of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to link International Securities identification Numbers (ISINs) and Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). The goal of the joint initiative of the two international organizations is to improve the transparency of the financial market for all categories of investors, both in terms of issuance of securities and the issuers of these securities. The project involves the formation of a unified electronic mapping database of ISINs and LEIs with the help of those ANNA and GLEIF members who have joined it, and the disclosure of these data through the infrastructure of the project initiators Read more »


The account held by National Settlement Depository (NSD) with Euroclear Bank SA/NV has been, for the first time, credited with units of a foreign mutual fund managed by ATON, a Russian investment group, through the FundSettle Platform. FundSettle is a global dedicated platform operated by Euroclear Bank SA/NV which provides all clients of Euroclear Bank SA/NV and transfer agents with a single access point to process cross-border fund transactions Read more »


Unless stated otherwise, all metrics are for Q2 2021 and changes in metrics are in comparison to Q2 2020. NSD’s net profit increased 24.1% to RUB 1.68 billion under the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS); the fee and commission income reached RUB 2.23 billion, showing the growth of 32.1%; the value of assets in custody jumped 32.6% to the equivalent of RUB 69.5 trillion (as of 30 June 2021); the total number of securities issues serviced by NSD increased 10.2% to 27.4 thousand (as of 30 June 2021); the number of cash transfers reached 523.4 thousand, having increased 45.3%; the liquidity offered by the Federal Treasury through repo trades, involving NSD’s Collateral Management System (CMS), amounted to RUB 8.4 trillion, a 6.3% increase year-on-year; the number of trades reported to the Trade Repository soared 78.9% to 10.7 million. Settlement and Custody Infrastructure By the end of Q2 2020, the value of securities in custody at NSD reached RUB 69.5 trillion, a 32.6% increase against the similar period of 2020 (RUB 52.4 trillion). The number of securities issues (ISINs) serviced by NSD grew 10.2% to 27.4 thousand Read more »


On 26 August 2021, the XI Annual Award in the Field of Innovations and Achievements in the Financial Services Sector, FINAWARD’21, sponsored by the Bankovskoye Obozrenie (Banking Review) magazine announced its winners. Moscow Exchange Group’s projects were awarded in two categories Read more »


16 August 2021, the Central Securities Depository approved the Procedure for qualification of issue-grade securities of non-resident issuers as securities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. This Procedure determines the actions of the Central Securities Depository while qualifying issue-grade securities of non-resident issuers as securities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus for recordkeeping in the depository system of the Republic of Belarus. The text of the Procedure can be found under the link. Origin: Read more »


CNY denominated bonds      23 July 2021, two issues of corporate bonds denominated in Chinese yuan were for the first time accepted for the centralized custody in the depository system of the Republic of Belarus.     The issuer of the bonds is Intellect-Leasing Ltd, the par value is CNY 10 000, the volume of the issue is 120 pcs. The date of the beginning of bonds circulation is 15 July 2021, the date of the end of bonds circulation is 25 March 2041. Read more »