Clearstream, a provider of post-trade services for financial services participants, has reported its financial metrics for the month ending November 2015 across each of its four segments of its global business, according to a Clearstream statement.
Last month, Clearstream edged higher by a slight 1.5% MoM to $14.5 trillion (€13.2 trillion) in October 2015, while its overall assets also notched a gain of 7.3% YoY from $13.6 (€12.3 trillion) in October 2014.
In terms of November 2015 however, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered at Clearstream was reported at $14.7 trillion (€13.4 trillion) – this justifies a rise of 1.5% MoM from $14.5 trillion (€13.2 trillion) in October 2015. Expanding the scope to a yearly timeframe however, Clearstream’s November 2015 assets also stormed higher by 8.1% YoY from $13.6 (€12.4 trillion) in October 2014.
Additionally, securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business as an international central securities depository (ICSD) fell to $7.2 trillion (€6.6 trillion) in November 2015, down -8.3% MoM from $7.9 trillion (€7.2 trillion) in October 2015.
Meanwhile, securities held under custody in the German central securities depository (CSD) came in at $6.4 trillion (€5.8 trillion) in November 2015, declining -3.3% MoM from $6.6 trillion (€6.0 trillion) in October 2015.
Finally, the year-to-date (YTD) aggregate asset sum up until the month ending October 2015, which comprises Clearstream’s total value of assets under custody in the German domestic CSD and global ICSD business, was again unchanged for the month at $14.6 trillion (€13.3 trillion), in spite of growing 9.0% YoY from $13.4 (€12.2 trillion) in October 2014.
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In November 2015, 3.5 million international (ICSD) settlement transactions were processed at Clearstream, a 2.9% MoM rise from 3.4 million transactions in October 2015 – of these international transactions however, 83% were over-the-counter (OTC) transactions, while only 17% were registered as stock exchange transactions.
On the German domestic market, CSD settlement transactions in November 2015 were 7.4 million, withering -1.3% MoM from 7.5 million in October 2015 – however, when weighed against its 2014 counterpart, the group orchestrated a 10.4% rise YoY from 6.7 million in November 2014. This registers as a 62% composition of stock exchange transactions with 38% OTC transactions.
Global Securities Financing
By extension, Clearstream’s Global Securities Financing (GSF) services, the monthly average outstanding during November 2015 shrunk to $602.8 billion (€550.3 billion), down -3.6% MoM from $625.6 billion (€571.1 billion). Its combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending, and collateral management, fell by a combined figure of -13.8% YoY from $699.7 (€638.6 billion) in November 2014.
Investment Fund Services
Finally, Clearstream’s Investment Fund Services (IFS) processed 0.80 million transactions during the month ending November 2015, which represented a 14.3% MoM rise from 0.70 million transactions in October 2015. Additionally, IFS processed transactions grew to 8.9 million during the YTD window up to November 2015, corresponding to an increase of 11.3% from 8.0 million during the same interval in 2014.