Have you ever wondered about the silent guardian that ensures the financial markets operate flawlessly?

Allow us to introduce you to Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland. Together, they form an indispensable force in the equity capital markets and are members of the leading group of Central Securities Depositories (CSDs). 

More than a safekeeper

Euroclear is not just a typical CSD. Its role extends beyond the mere safekeeping of securities. It supports issuers, their partners and investors from pre-listing on the stock exchange to a comprehensive range of post-trade activities.

By facilitating market integration and embracing the latest technological innovations, Euroclear contributes to the development of the global financial markets and supports this ecosystem to further foster the growth of the capital markets. As a Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI), its presence is indispensable for the harmonious development of capital markets and for reinforcing investor confidence.

Why do companies need a CSD?

It’s not merely a business solution – it’s a legal requirement from the regulators. The European Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR) stipulates that all securities traded on trading venues must be recorded within a CSD.

What is a CSD?

A CSD is a financial market infrastructure organisation primarily tasked with the safekeeping of financial instruments (‘securities’ like shares and bonds) and operating a securities settlement system, which means facilitating buyers receiving their purchased securities and sellers obtaining the corresponding payments. A CSD is a central entity for securities management post-settlement – it provides for activities like dividend payments, corporate actions, general meetings and collateral management.

Guiding issuers through their journey

As the CEO of Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland, Guillaume Eliet says, “Success in navigating the IPO labyrinth demands an experienced guide and Euroclear is poised to lead the way.”

Euroclear’s experts are the sherpas guiding issuers and their partners up the IPO Everest, armed with the tools and expertise to handle even the most complex cases, such as issuers from foreign jurisdictions and cross-border structures.

From the initial consultation to the ongoing management of equity lifecycles, Euroclear, committed to aligning with local and EU regulations, stands steadfastly supporting the issuer community.

 “Success in navigating the IPO labyrinth demands an experienced guide and Euroclear is poised to lead the way.”

Spotlight on CVC Capital Partners plc

Let’s focus on the IPO of the Jersey-based CVC Capital Partners plc listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (26 April 2024). Euroclear Nederland provided CSD facilities for issuing and distributing shares to IPO participants, paving the path for the post-trade environment. Hugo Spanjer, Country Manager of Euroclear Nederland, reflects, “The IPO of CVC Capital Partners plc showcases our ability to find solutions for and service not only Dutch, but also foreign issuers. We bridge primary and secondary markets, ensuring a smooth journey for issuers and investors alike.”

A beacon of trust

In a tightly regulated environment, Euroclear stands as a beacon of trust, demonstrating impeccable business resilience, expertise and unwavering financial interoperability. Its reputation, backed by high ratings from global agencies, is a testament to its unmatched leadership in issuer CSD and settlement infrastructure services, instilling a sense of trust and confidence in the market.

Cultivating collaboration and innovation

Euroclear’s strength lies in its collaborative spirit with market stakeholders and its pursuit of innovative solutions. It operates as both a think tank and a do tank, where challenges are met with ingenuity and flexibility. This approach has cemented Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland as adaptable powerhouses, working alongside issuers, agent banks, advisors, law firms and stock exchanges to navigate the markets’ specificities.

Seamless platform for cross-market harmonisation

Cross-market harmonisation runs deep in our ethos. Together Euroclear France, Euroclear Belgium and Euroclear Nederland operate one common platform that enhances securities issuances and post-trade services across these markets and CSDs.

The road ahead

As markets evolve, so does Euroclear. Picture it as a seasoned guide, poised to support market partners from pre-admission to post-trade.

Euroclear’s commitment is to ensure the safety, integrity and interoperability of transactions throughout the securities lifecycle. It’s not just an invitation; it’s an open door to a dynamic community – one that stands at the forefront, shaping the future of securities transactions.

Contact our experts

Business Development - Issuer Services & Primary Markets

François Jubary
Euroclear Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)2 326 33 35

Fabrice Arlais
Euroclear France
Phone: +33 1 55 34 56 79

Ilze Lejina
Euroclear Nederland
Phone: +31 20 552 1421

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