Overview of EU25 securities trading, clearing, central counterparties, and securities settlement

Sector: Abuse of dominance | Competition Economics | Competition, Regulation and Business | Finance | Financial markets and Institutions
Client: EC DG Competition
Published: February, 2004
Document type: Report 
Tagged: EC/EEA qualitative analysis quantitative analysis

The report for the European Commission – DG Competition provides a pan-European overview of trading, clearing and central counterparties, settlement, and custody, of equity, corporate and government bonds, and the related infrastructures (exchanges, clearing institutions and central counterparties, central securities depositories and international central securities depositories at primary level and international central securities depositories and banks at secondary level).

In addition, the report analyses the recent evolutions in the sector. The second part of the report presents the situation in each Member State (EU25) as of February 2004 and provides comments on issues of potential competition scrutiny, such as exclusive arrangements and access.