Clearstream Reports Upbeat July 2015 Volumes and Settlement Figures

Overall, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered at Clearstream came in at $15.0 trillion

Clearstream, a provider of post-trade services for financial services participants, has reported its metrics for the month ending July 2015 across four streams of its global business, according to a Clearstream statement. The recent volumes build off of last month’s robust figures, which showed an uptick across nearly all business segments in June 2015.

Overall, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered at Clearstream came in at $15.0 trillion (€13.5 trillion) during July 2015, notching an increase of 10.7% YoY from $13.5 trillion (€12.2 trillion) in July 2014.

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Furthermore, securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business as an international central securities depository (ICSD) yielded $8.0 trillion (€7.2 trillion) in July 2015, up 10.8% YoY from just $7.2 trillion (€6.5 trillion) in July 2014.

By extension, securities held under custody in the German central securities depository (CSD) were reported at $6.9 trillion (€6.2 trillion) in July 2015, good for a jump of 8.8% YoY from $6.3 trillion (€5.7 trillion) in July 2014.

Finally, the year-to-date (YTD) aggregate asset sum up until the month ending July 2015, which comprises Clearstream’s total value of assets under custody in the German domestic CSD and global ICSD business increased, orchestrated a move to $14.8 trillion (€13.3 trillion), growing 9.9% YoY from $13.5 (€12.1 trillion) in July 2014.

Settlement

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In addition, in July 2015, 3.6 million international (ICSD) settlement transactions were processed at Clearstream, a -2.7% YoY decrease from 3.7 million transactions in July 2014 – 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 July 2015 climbed to 8.2 million, up 24.2% YoY from 6.6 million in July 2014. This corresponded to a 62% composition of stock exchange transactions with 38% OTC transactions.

Global Securities Financing

In terms of Clearstream’s Global Securities Financing (GSF) services, the monthly average outstanding during July 2015 reached $667.8 billion (€600.8 billion). Its combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending, and collateral management, fell by a combined figure of -3.2% YoY to $691 billion (€620.9 billion) in July 2014.

However, this was partly offset by the GSF monthly average of $690.2 billion (€620.9 billion) during the YTD period up to July 2015, which grew 4.3% YoY over the same YTD period in July 2014 to $662.2 billion (€595.7 billion).

Investment Fund Services

Finally, Clearstream’s Investment Fund Services (IFS) processed 0.9 million transactions during the month ending July 2015, constituting a 12.5% YoY increase from 0.8 million transactions in July 2014. Additionally, IFS processed transactions grew to 6.0 million during the YTD window up to July 2015, corresponding to an increase of 17.6% from 5.1 million during the same interval in 2014.

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