Clearstream’s activity figures for September 2009
In September 2009, the value of assets under custody held on behalf of customers registered an increase for the seventh consecutive month and stood at €10.6 trillion. Primarily due to lower equity market valuations and despite an increase in the new issuance of bonds the assets under custody are still 2 percent lower than in September 2008 (€10.8 trillion). Compared to September 2008, securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business experienced a rise of 2 percent from € 5.4 to €5.5 trillion while domestic German securities held under custody decreased by 6 percent from €5.4 trillion to €5.1 trillion.
International settlement transactions increased by 10 percent (2.63 million) compared to September 2008 (2.38 million). International Over the Counter (OTC) bond transactions grew by 14 percent from 1.22 million in September 2008 to 1.39 million in September 2009. Of all international transactions, 72 percent were OTC transactions and 28 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions.
On the German domestic market, settlement transactions reached 6.26 million, 13 percent less than in September 2008 (7.19 million). Of these transactions, 66 percent were stock exchange transactions and 34 percent OTC transactions.
For Global Securities Financing (GSF) services, the monthly average outstandings stood at a record €494.5 billion. The combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending and collateral management, collectively experienced a rise of 23 percent over September 2008 (€401.1 billion).
In the Investment Funds services, 332,257 transactions were processed, a 13 percent decrease over September 2008 (381,109) as a result of reduced European investment funds transactions.
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