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Securities services Clearstream: Embracing a trusted ecosystem in times of change

There are many different players in the capital market – from companies requiring capital to investors looking for good investment opportunities. What they all share is the need for trustworthy and reliable systems and services. 

For companies that decide to go public, the issuance of their securities, is a key step. Within Deutsche Börse Group, Clearstream, as a central securities depository (CSD), provides services on all aspects of this topic, such as the recording of newly-issued securities in its book entry system, the maintenance of the securities and the opening of securities accounts. All of this forms the basis for the trading of the issued securities (e.g. debt and equity instruments, warrants or structured products). 

Once investors conclude a securities transaction, securities and money must change hands. Therefore, every transaction is followed by a series of post-trading processes at a CSD. Clearstream’s domestic and international CSDs also play a central role in these processes: they are responsible for the settlement of the transactions, as well as the safekeeping (custody) and administration of the securities on deposit. Clearstream ensures smooth and accurate settlement in international securities, and domestic securities traded on the domestic market or across borders. The straight-through processing is efficient, near risk-free and real-time. Further asset services include the settlement processing of income and redemption payments, corporate actions, tax and proxy voting services, as well as safekeeping services. 

Our brands: Clearstream, D7, LuxCSD

Issuance of securities

At the very core of every IPO is the issuance of your securities. Benefit from the customised services offered by Clearstream. Our issuance model allows you to reach investors at the lowest cost in up to 100 denomination currencies.


Covering about 60 markets worldwide, Clearstream is responsible for efficient global securities settlement by providing comprehensive post-trading services.

Asset services

Clearstream takes care of the smooth processing of transactions, whether with “delivery for payment” or “free of payment”. Per year, around 170 million transactions are processed. The offering includes services at all stages of the life cycle of a financial instrument.