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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 »


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 »


In 2021 the seminar gathered a record number of participants exceeding 100 attendees (more than 50% growth compared to the last year event). The Seminar was attended by speakers and listeners from more than 20 countries, including representatives of state executive authorities, regulators, secretariats of regional associations of central depositories, depositories-members and observers of the AECSD Read more »


On 4 February 2021, the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) conducted an online meeting of its first project working group. Discussing current projects and trends of the financial market as part of joint events is a traditional approach to work used by the Association Read more »


September 11, 2020, the Annual General Meeting of the AECSD Participants (hereinafter referred to as the Meeting) was held, which was attended by representatives of the Association's Members and Observers. Due to the current epidemiological situation, the Meeting for the first time was held in a video conference format.

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The Annual Training Seminar for depositories of the Association of the Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) was held on June 3-5, 2020. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 outbreak, the seminar was held online. Discussion of important issues in the framework of annual meetings is a regular format of the Association's work, which allows improving the knowledge of its participants about the models of accounting systems in other countries, identifying important areas of work and coordinating joint actions for the development and integration of financial markets. Read more »