EquiLend: Your Ultimate Solution for Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR)

Firms with EU-based trading desks must be compliant within CSDR from February 2022.

EquiLend’s interconnected solutions service the full trade lifecycle.

View, trade, manage and monitor your positions, exposure, settlement and inventory, centrally. 

The purest view of your securities finance inventory thorough the full trade lifecycle.

Modular and interoperable, EquiLend Spire streamlines the management of your operation with a birds eye view of your business. 

Firms with EU-based trading desks must be compliant within CSDR from February 2022.

Centralized trading liquidity for securities finance with 120,000 trades across $100+ billion notional globally every day.

  • NGT supports LEI processing, and clients can also confirm SSI instructions at the point of booking. 
  • Live Trading Data (DataLend) – See the impact of CSDR borrows in a live trading environment with EquiLend Real-Time Data

Currently, over 60% of the current daily trade flow is conducted on EquiLend’s flagship product. NGT enables complete STP at trade booking, and EquiLend research shows that less than 1% of trades booked on NGT have trade booking errors. 

With an increase in same-day activity to support CSDR, EquiLend Exposure enables better automated booking and timely distribution of collateral.

  • Automates the Tri-Party RQV movements 
  • Real-time updates of collateral status on pre-pay trades 
  • Enables automatic loan release

Our Post Trade services include Returns and Recalls: 

  • Automated processing of returns, including processing of cancel and amend instructions 
  • Clients can use existing OneFile connectivity or upload directly through spreadsheet 

Remove inaccurate Settlement Instructions as a potential cause for fails with our SSI Repository functionality.  

  • Stores SSI’s on behalf of clients
  • Enables distribution of SSI’s to ensure trades will have right instructions
  • Provides audit compliance, as SSI’s are stored by independent 3rdparty

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Our 5-part EquiLend Insights series focusses on the core industry CSDR concerns, as reported by our client community.
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Prioritize your trades versus your deadlines. 

EquiLend’s Settlement Monitor, a pre-matching tool, enables firms to keep track of trades with up-to-date trade status. 

  • Dedicated pre-matching fails management reduces fails and costs associated with them 
  • Point of Trade error reconciliation, including SSI
  • One click trade STP resolution 
  • Cost of fail prioritisation 

Settlement Monitor ensures that all aspects of the booking are correct, monitors the collateral movements associated with the trade, helps firms to prioritize exceptions and and provides settlement deadlines across each of the different settlement markets within the EU. 

EquiLend’s suite of solutions offer consolidated risk mitigation relevant to CSDR, including:

  • Market risk – Reduces fails by reconciling trade bookings and enabling liquidity flow
  • Reputational risk – Increases settlement rates and enables increase in additional business flows
  • Operational risk – Increases STP process, with the succinct UI clearly identifying issues and providing resolutions, which clients can automatically amend
  • Costs risk – Reduces fines and provides clear audit trail

Many of our solutions can be added to your existing EquiLend product agreement, requiring no lengthy onboarding. 

Kevin McNulty

Head of RegTech Solutions
+44 (0) 203 023 8394

Iain Mackay

Iain Mackay

Product Owner, RegTech Solutions
+44 207 426 4402

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