8 November 2013
In October 2013, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered an increase of 6 percent to a record EUR 11.8 trillion (compared to EUR 11.1 trillion in October 2012). Securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business increased by 5 percent from EUR 5.9 trillion in October 2012 to EUR 6.2 trillion in October 2013 while domestic German securities held under custody increased by 8 percent from EUR 5.2 trillion in October 2012 to EUR 5.6 trillion in October 2013.
In October 2013, 3.68 million international settlement transactions were processed, a 4 percent increase over October 2012 (3.54 million). Of all international transactions, 84 percent were OTC transactions and 16 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions. On the German domestic market, settlement transactions reached 6.84 million, 9 percent more than in October 2012 (6.25 million). Of these transactions, 64 percent were stock exchange transactions and 36 percent OTC transactions.
For Global Securities Financing (GSF) services, the monthly average outstanding reached EUR 578.7 billion. The combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending and collateral management, collectively experienced an increase of 5 percent over October 2012 (EUR 551.3 billion). At EUR 572.1 billion, the year-to-date October 2013 GSF monthly average outstanding is stable (with a 0.3 percent difference) compared to the same period last year (year-to-date October 2012: EUR 573.9 billion).
In the Investment Funds Services (IFS), 0.68 million transactions were processed, a 17 percent increase over October 2012 (0.59 million). At 6.5 million, the year-to-date October 2013 IFS number of transactions processed is 24 percent above the same period last year (year-to-date October 2012: 5.2 million).