As a market infrastructure, Clearstream ensures the highest standards of safety for customer assets, including asset segregation and DVP settlement.
Clearstream Banking S.A. holds strong, long-term AA ratings from major international rating agencies, which reflect Clearstream’s focus on risk management and operational efficiency as well as the strict regulatory framework within which it operates as an International Central Securities Depository (ICSD) and a Securities Settlement System (SSS).
Clearstream’s processes are subject to the rules of the supervisory authority of the country in which it operates. As an SSS, Clearstream has to publicly disclose risk management principles in its Pillar III report. Regulators conduct a direct review of all Clearstream services, connections and network links.