Russia’s NSD sees number of registered transactions

Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD), part of the Moscow Exchange Group, has reported some key operating metrics for the final quarter of 2015.

The NSD noted the 25% year-on-year increase in the value of securities under its custody during the period, as well as the rise in the value of transactions reported to the repository, which reached RUB 114.2 trillion ($1.49 trillion). The latter was attributed to new legal requirements, which obliged market participants to submit reports on all types of transactions with derivatives.

The NSD Repository

More than 135,000 transactions were registered in the final quarter of 2015, up 25% from the third quarter of 2015 and up a massive 64.6% from the final quarter of 2014.

The value of the registered transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015 reached RUB 114 trillion, up 8.3% quarter on quarter and up 34% year on year.

The biggest part of the transactions registered in Q4 2015 came from:

  • Currency forwards (80,740);
  • Currency swaps (34,534);
  • Share options (6,591).

Payment system and cash settlements

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the value of money transfers amounted to RUB 104.9 trillion, up 8% from the same quarter a year earlier.

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