27 January 2016
Reporter: Mark Dugdale

Euroclear's assets under custody hit €27.5 trillion

Client assets held in safekeeping at Euroclear reached €27.5 trillion in 2015, increasing 6 percent over the prior year.

The group’s operating results for 2015 also revealed an all-time high of €674.7 trillion in the value of securities processed, a 6 percent increase over 2014, as well as a record level of collateral outstandings at more than €1 trillion.

The number of netted transactions settled in the Euroclear group increased 5 percent to a record 190.7 million.

On the funds side, Euroclear saw a 12 percent increase in fund assets under custody.

The value of funds serviced by FundSettle increased 17 percent over 2014, and the volume of fund transactions processed by Euroclear increased 9 percent to reach 22 million.

Euroclear’s Collateral Highway mobilised an average of €1.06 trillion of collateralised transactions daily in 2015, a 20 percent increase over the prior year.

Tim Howell, CEO of Euroclear, said: “Euroclear has delivered another robust operating performance in 2015, benefitting from continued investments in both traditional products and new services such as the Collateral Highway.”

“We continue to support the development of efficient and stable capital markets. We are resolute in our commitment to deliver the regulatory-driven initiatives in our European franchise, as well as providing new capabilities and services to clients around the globe.”

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