Euroclear Bank is the top-ranked triparty collateral management service provider, helping clients to secure exposures arising from repo, securities lending and derivatives transactions, as well as to collateralise central counterparty margin requirements and extensions of central bank liquidity. Euroclear Bank is the world's largest international central securities depository providing multi-currency settlement and related securities services for cross-border transactions involving domestic and international bonds, equities, derivatives and investment funds. Serving major financial institutions located in more than 90 countries, Euroclear Bank, based in Brussels, is part of the Euroclear group. Euroclear Bank is rated AA+ by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.
The Euroclear group also includes Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. Euroclear also owns EMXCo, a leading UK provider of investment-fund order routing, and Xtrakter, owner of the TRAX trade matching and reporting system. In 2009, the Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 514 trillion in securities transactions, representing 180 million domestic and cross-border transactions, and held more than EUR 20 trillion in assets for clients.