Maria Ivanova, vice president and director for development and client relations at the National Settlement Depository (NSD), spoke to us about the efforts that have been made to make the Russian markets more attractive.

We spoke to Markus Ruetimann, chief operating officer at Schroders, about the challenges of T2S and the impacts of CSDR.

On 22 June 2015, the first markets will migrate to T2S (TARGET2-Securities), the single settlement platform for Europe built by the European Central Bank (ECB). The CSDs (central securities depositories) of Greece, Italy, Malta, Romania and Switzerland will provide to their domestic banks and brokers access to the centralised settlement platform.

Luis Carlos Nino, a senior analyst here at Thomas Murray Data Services, takes us through CSDR (central securities depository regulation) from its implementation to its impact.

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LuxCSD, jointly owned by Banque Central du Luxembourg and Clearstream International, was established in July 2010 and came as a response to the impending T2S (TARGET2-Securities) project by the European Central Bank. Thanks to its interoperability with Clearstream’s International Central Securities Depository (ICSD), LuxCSD provides access to a wide range of markets and counterparts both internationally and domestically.