10 January 2013
In December 2012, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers increased by 3 percent to EUR 11.2 trillion (compared to EUR 10.9 trillion in December 2011). Securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business remained unchanged at EUR 5.9 trillion in December 2012 compared to December 2011, while domestic German securities held under custody increased by 7 percent from EUR 5.0 trillion in December 2011 to EUR 5.3 trillion in December 2012.
For 2012, the yearly average of the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers reached EUR 11.1 trillion, the same as in 2011.
In December 2012, 3 million international transactions were processed, an 8 percent increase over December 2011 (2.8 million). Of all international transactions, 82 percent were OTC transactions and 18 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions. For 2012, Clearstream processed 39 million international transactions, an increase of 3 percent compared to 2011 (37.9 million).
On the German domestic market, settlement transactions reached 5.6 million, 11 percent less than in December 2011 (6.3 million). Of these transactions, 65 percent were stock exchange transactions and 35 percent OTC transactions. In 2012, Clearstream processed 74.8 million domestic settlement transactions compared to 88.4 million in 2011, a decrease of 15 percent.
For Global Securities Financing (GSF) services, the monthly average outstanding reached EUR 555.7 billion. The combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending and collateral management, collectively experienced a loss of 13 percent compared to December 2011 (EUR 638.7 billion). For the year 2012, monthly average outstanding reached EUR 570.3 billion compared to EUR 592.2 billion in 2011, a decrease of 4 percent.
Investment Funds Services processed 0.54 million transactions in December 2012, a 21 percent increase over December 2011 (0.45 million). In the year 2012, 6.4 million transactions were processed, a 20 percent increase compared to 2011 (5.3 million).