ATHEXCSD, in the context of its Foreign Securities Transaction Services, may create links with foreign Central Securities Depositories (CSD), directly or through credit institutions acting as custodians, and maintain an omnibus Securities account with them in its name but on behalf of third party beneficiaries, in accordance to the legal framework governing the foreign securities. The securities registered in the above mentioned omnibus securities accounts held by ATHEXCSD with its Providers (linked CSDs and custodians), are recorded in the Securities Accounts of the beneficiary investors and are monitored in the Dematerialized Securities System (DSS) through book entries.
ATHEXCSD maintains CSD links offering services to shares, ETFs and other equity products, through cooperating providers (CSDs/custodians), in the following foreign markets:
|Clearstream Banking Frankfurt (CBF)
|New Zealand CSD
|UK-LSE ΙΟΒ (USD)
Foreign Securities Transaction Services include the following individual services:
To provide safe, efficient, and competitive Foreign Securities Transaction Services, the existing technological and operational infrastructures used by Participants are utilized, such as the DSS and the ATHEX Transaction Network (ETN).
An ATHEXCSD Participant that wishes to use the Foreign Securities Transaction Services, should complete the Application for the Provision of Foreign Securities Settlement and Registration Services (Form INVCSD001) specifying the Purchases of interest and the numbers of money settlement accounts in the respective currencies.
More detailed information on issues regarding the Foreign Securities Transaction Services in the DSS are provided in the Frequently Asked Questions (available only in the Greek).