U.S.A.: Transfer of shares in open-end mutual funds


Clearstream Banking1 informs Vestima Order Issuers (OIs) that effective

Monday, 7 December 2020

customers can instruct transfers of shares in U.S. open-end mutual funds eligible on Vestima via standard SWIFT MT540/542 message formats. These instructions will be alleged against a receiving or delivering agent REAG/DEAG: 50613 and contain the counterparty’s Standard Settlement Instructions (SSIs) in the BUYR/SELL field as per below:

Place of settlement


Delivering/Receiving Agent



Counterparty BIC


Counterparty account at the Transfer Agent

SWIFT MT568/599 or Xact Web Portal/CreationOnline free format messages will no longer be supported for transfer instructions.

Note: The exceptional process of reflecting shares with a dividend distribution option to reinvest under a separate common code will continue. Customers wishing to amend their dividend option should instruct a transfer out (SWIFT MT542) of the common code/ISIN linked to their current holding and a transfer into the common code/ISIN of the new distribution option (SWIFT MT540).

Further information

For further information, please contact:


Clearstream Banking
Vestima Client Services






1. Clearstream Banking refers collectively to Clearstream Banking S.A., registered office at 42, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, and registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register under number B-9248, and Clearstream Banking AG (for Clearstream Banking AG customers using Creation Accounts), registered office at 61, Mergenthalerallee, 65760 Eschborn, Germany and registered in Register B of the Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany under number HRB 7500.