Innovation through partnerships

Trust and acting in partnership have always been fundamental requirements for functioning markets. In a world of digital transformation, framed by fast-changing regulations, we constantly adapt and expand our service reach for our customers. Working together with top quality industry and fintech partners creates a wide range of opportunities to enable us all to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We believe that sharing highly complementary strengths and services with the right partner also drives innovation – a key element of our strategy and focus. 

Clearstream uses its proven expertise to create post-trade business solutions within Deutsche Börse Group to bring valuable benefits to the market and to support our customers with their digital transformation. 

Driving digital transformation through partnerships

With our investment in FundsDLT - a goundbreaking blockchain-based platform for the investment fund industry - Clearstream aims at building a digital fund infrastructure and the appropriate ecosystem for streamlining interactions between fund managers and investors. 

In the area of Asset Servicing, our partnership with Proxymity and its end-to-end digital investor communications platform, represents an important step towards enhancing the investor communications ecosystem and removing inefficiencies from services, such as proxy voting. The aim is to increase efficiency in the custody chain and improving client experience for European investors and beyond. 

In the Eurobonds segment, Clearstream is collaborating with Origin Markets, a London based fintech digitising debt capital markets, to offer our clients leading edge issuance services and to efficiently handle large volumes in a scalable way. For instance, Origin in partnership with Clearstream has launched an instant-ISIN feature for Eurobonds.  

Together with Luxembourg fintech HQLAx, which specialises in providing solutions for liquidity and collateral management on the international securities lending and repo markets, Deutsche Börse has developed an innovative model based on the distributed-ledger technology for collateral swaps in securities lending. Clearstream is operating as one of several custodians within the scope of this partnership. 

To support customers in complying with regulatory changes, such as major pain points of the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), Clearstream is partnering with CloudMargin to implement a fully automated Initial Margin (IM) solution. Thanks to this collaboration, customers can combine CloudMargin’s ability to deliver a fully automated IM workflow with Clearstream’s market-leading Triparty Collateral Management Service. 

At Clearstream, we drive innovation through partnerships in combination with our proven post-trade market infrastructure expertise.