Clearstream, a provider of post-trade services for financial services participants, has reported its aggregated operational metrics for January 2018, which showed a mixed performance when weighed against its counterparts a year ago, though specific segments did undergo healthy growth.
Looking to January 2018, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered at Clearstream was reported at $16.93 trillion (€13.66 trillion) – this constituted a year-over-year growth of 2 percent from $16.62 trillion (€13.41 trillion) in January 2017.
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Nevertheless, securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business as an international central securities depository (ICSD) fell to $8.13 trillion (€6.56 trillion) in January 2018, lower by 3 percent year-over-year from $8.42 trillion (€6.79 trillion).
In a different vein, Clearstream’s international business processed 4.5 million transactions during the month ending January 2018, which reflected a rise of 31 percent from 3.5 million transactions in January 2017.
A different pattern was noted across the company’s securities held under custody in the German central securities depository (CSD) which were on the uptick in January 2018, climbing to $5.80 trillion (€4.7 trillion), or 3.0 percent higher year-over-year from €4.54 trillion in the year prior.
Finally, Clearstream’s Investment Fund Services (IFS) processed 2.3 million transactions during the month ending January 2018, which reflected a rise 26 percent year-over-year from 1.9 million transactions in January 2017.