Final EU Standards on Authorization, Supervision and Operational Requirements for Central Securities Depositories Published03/10/2017
Regulatory Technical Standards supplementing the Central Securities Depositories Regulation on the authorization, supervisory and operational requirements for CSDs was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The RTS cover, among other things: (i) the authorization and identification requirements for applicant CSDs; (ii) recognition of a third-country CSD; (iii) risk monitoring tools and governance arrangements that a CSD must establish; (iv) record keeping systems, policies and procedures that a CSD must establish; and (v) rules for CSDs to participate in other entities.
In addition, Implementing Technical Standards on the standard forms, templates and procedures for authorization were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the same day. The ITS cover the forms, templates and procedures for authorization, review and evaluation of CSDs, for the cooperation between home and host national regulators, for the consultation of authorities involved in the authorization to provide banking-type ancillary services, for access involving CSDs, and the format of the records to be maintained by CSDs.
The CSDR introduces common standards for settlements across the EU and the requirement to represent securities in book-entry form will apply directly across the EU from January 1, 2023 to transferable securities issued after that date and from January 1, 2025 to all transferable securities. Both the RTS and the ITS enter into force on March 30, 2017.
View the RTS on the authorization, supervisory and operational requirements for CSDs.
View the ITS on forms, templates and procedures for authorization of CSDs.