Clearstream is a leading European supplier of post-trading services. It is the clearing house of Deutsche Borse Group, which runs the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Clearstream International was formed in January 2000 through the merger of Cedel International and Deutsche Borse Clearing. The full integration of Clearstream was completed in July 2002.
Based in Luxembourg, Clearstream is an international central securities depository (ICSD) that provides post-trade infrastructure and securities services for the international market, as well as 56 domestic markets worldwide.
Clearstream also acts a central securities depository (CSD) in Frankfurt, serving post-trade infrastructure for the German securities industry to offer access to a growing number of international markets.
The business manages and administers securities, which it holds on behalf of its customers. There are over 300,000 domestic and internationally traded bonds, equities and investment funds currently deposited with Clearstream.
It serves 2500 customers in 110 countries overall, settling over 250,000 transactions each day.