Clearstream’s activity figures for January 2008

Core business figures with new statistical reporting methods

Frankfurt am Main, (PresseBox) - In January 2.91 million international transactions were processed, a slight decrease of 1 percent over January 2007 (2.95 million). Of these transactions, 64 percent were Over the Counter (OTC) transactions and 36 percent were registered as stock exchange transactions.

On the German Domestic market, transactions reached 8.45 million, a 17% rise compared to 7.21 million in January 2007. Of these transactions 69 percent were stock exchange transactions and 31 percent OTC transactions.

The value of assets under custody on behalf of customers rose to € 10.5 trillion, a 6 percent rise from January 2007 (€ 9.9 trillion). Securities held under custody in Clearstream’s international business experienced a rise of 9percent from € 4.5 to € 4.9 trillion and domestic German securities held under custody rose by 4 percent from € 5.4 trillion to € 5.6 trillion.

For the Global Securities Financing (GSF) services, monthly average outstandings reached a record high at € 370.44 billion. The combined services, which include triparty repo, securities lending and collateral management, collectively experienced a rise of over 23% percent over January 2007 (€ 300.16 billion).

In the Investment Funds services, business was strong with 619,052 transactions processed a 4 percent rise over January 2007 (597,954).

As of January 2008, Clearstream is implementing new statistical reporting methods for assets under custody and the number of transactions processed.

The advantages of this new statistical reporting are a better correlation between the business figures and the company’s revenues, increased transparency, alignment with market practice as well as a faster delivery of the monthly reporting.

Under the new method, assets under custody of fixed income securities will be reported in nominal value. Previously, they were reported in market value.The reporting of all other securities’ assets under custody in market value will remain unchanged.

Settlement transaction reporting will be aligned with current billing practices and will use billable transactions to customers for international as well as domestic markets.

Previous years figures have been restated according to the new definitions.The restatement has no influence on the company’s revenues.The new statistical reporting will not have any effect on the way GSF is reported. Investment Fund services statistics are transaction driven and will therefore change.

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