The Brussels office of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York (Morgan Guaranty) founded the Euroclear System in December 1968. The system minimised risk as transactions within the system settled delivery versus payment (DVP). This means that cash and securities are exchanged simultaneously, in electronic book-entry form.
Today, the Euroclear group not only settles eurobonds, but a wide range of asset classes, including equities, funds and derivatives.
As a provider of Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI), we offer expert transaction settlement, asset servicing and collateral management, as well as a wide range of services for issuers.
All asset types are covered including bonds, equities, funds and derivatives.
Euroclear Bank, the leading International Central Securities Depository (ICSD), is your gateway to counterparties worldwide for post-trade services, covering more than 1 million securities.
The Euroclear group’s national Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) for Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom serve local clients for local transactions.
For detailed information about the specific services offered by the entities of the Euroclear group, visit our Services section.
Euroclear Bank is the premier provider of settlement and related securities services for cross-border transactions involving domestic and international bonds, equities, derivatives and investment funds. We offer clients a single access point to post-trade services covering domestic securities from over 40 markets.
Euroclear Bank is also a single-purpose settlement bank, authorised to provide helpful banking services to facilitate on-time settlement.
Euroclear Bank is strictly risk averse. With AA ratings by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s, Euroclear Bank ranks among the highest rated companies within the financial industry - for over a decade.
Meeting your international needs
- Transaction settlement – we provide settlement services for transactions in bonds, equities and funds. These include over-the-counter as well as certain stock exchange transactions, free of payment or against payment in over 50 settlement currencies.
- Asset servicing – our asset servicing covers all steps in the life cycle of a security, from the distribution of a new issue to timely and accurate custody-related services.
- Collateral management – our global Collateral Highway helps you source and mobilise collateral domestically and across borders. Third-party securities lending services can supplement your portfolio returns.
- Dedicated fund service – our FundSettle International service supports both the buy and sell sides of fund distribution, providing automated order routing, settlement and asset servicing.