National Settlement Depository numbers up

Russia’s National Settlement Depository has published its second quarter results. In the period under review, the value of securities under custody reached RUB 32.2 trillion; this was a 12 percent increase as compared with the same period of 2015 (RUB 28.7 trillion). The number of security issues serviced by NSD rose by one third (from 7.8 thousand in Q2 2015 to 10.2 thousand in Q2 2016).

The number of inventory operations in the central securities depository (CSD) increased by 8 percent – to 642 thousand in Q2 2016 (597 thousand in Q2 2015), including 515 thousand operations on exchange trades (+8 percent; 476.5 thousand operations in Q2 2015) and 127.3 thousand operations on OTC trades (120.8 operations in Q2 2015).

In Q2 2016, the value of off-exchange DVP transactions grew substantially and amounted to RUB 1.2 trillion. This was by 2.1 times more than in Q2 2015 (RUB 562 billion).

The value of federal loan bond (OFZ) balances in foreign nominee accounts increased by one third (RUB 946.7 billion in Q2 2015) and reached RUB 1.3 trillion.

Other extended highlights are available at the NSD website.