Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR)


CSDR (Central Securities Depository Regulation) is a European Union regulation (EU) No. 909/2014 developed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), also adopted by SIX SIS. The main objectives are to increase the safety and efficiency of settlements, in particular cross-border transactions and increase the safety of Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) by applying high prudential requirements.

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Allocation and confirmation

Legal documentation

CSDR Podcasts

CSDR and Brexit

Mandatory buy-ins

As mentioned above UBS is awaiting a regulatory update on whether these provisions will apply from 1st February 2022. There are major indications that the mandatory buy-in aspect of the legislation will be delayed. This information is provided based on what is written into the legislation at present

CSDR scope – additional considerations

Investment Bank CSDR Disclosures – Information regarding the levels of protection associated with different levels of segregation in respect of securities held directly for clients with CSD (segregation) for Investment Bank Clients:

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