Final EU Standards on the Prudential Requirements for Central Securities Depositories Published
Regulatory Technical Standards supplementing the Central Securities Depositories Regulation setting out the prudential regime for central securities depositories was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. A distinction is made in CSDR between CSDs that offer banking-type ancillary services and are also authorized as credit institutions (i.e. banks) and CSDs that are not permitted to offer ancillary banking services. The RTS cover: (i) the capital requirements applicable to all CSDs; (ii) the additional risk-based capital surcharge which takes into account the risks, including intra-day credit and liquidity risks that arise from the ancillary banking services of CSDs; and (iii) the framework and tools for monitoring, measuring, managing, reporting and disclosing the intra-day credit and liquidity risks. CSDs that carry out ancillary banking services will also need to comply with the Capital Requirements Regulation and the RTS impose stricter requirements than those in CRR in some respects.
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. The RTS on the prudential regime for CSDs enters into force on March 30, 2017.
View the RTS on prudential requirements for CSDs.