Euroclear launches innovative information service
New business line designed to leverage Euroclear’s data warehouse
Brussels/London/Toronto, 16 October 2017 - Euroclear is launching a new business line, Euroclear Information Solutions (EIS). With an ambition to enable greater efficiencies in global fixed income markets, the open architecture platform will provide data solutions that increase transparency and promote liquidity.
As a neutral infrastructure with a track record of providing high quality, robust post-trade services to the world’s leading financial institutions, Euroclear is uniquely positioned to provide new ways to service clients through the wealth of data and information it already manages.
Through EIS, Euroclear will deliver new solutions that help clients gain improved transparency in relation to the trading dynamics of illiquid corporate and government bonds, initially by measuring actual liquidity at an aggregated level. Further product roll-outs planned for 2018 will provide additional liquidity solutions for complex fixed income instruments, risk management information and asset servicing.
The new EIS business line will be an integral part of existing Euroclear’s services, including the Euroclear Collateral Highway, which allows market participants to access one of the largest global collateral pools and to manage collateral and liquidity across regions.
Jo Van de Velde, Head of Product Management, Strategy and Innovation at Euroclear commented: “The launch of Euroclear Information Solutions represents a true evolution in the way Euroclear services clients. Data is central to everything we do, so the ability to turn this information into an asset to meet client needs will be a major growth area. Euroclear Information Solutions highlights the value that Euroclear as a financial market infrastructure provides, helping clients operate effectively in global capital markets by supporting and unlocking market liquidity.”
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Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, the group provides settlement, safe-keeping and servicing of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.
The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank - which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s - as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 655 trillion in securities transactions in 2016, representing 196 million domestic and cross-border transactions. In the first half of 2017, the group held EUR 28 trillion in assets for clients.
For more information about Euroclear, please visit www.euroclear.com.