SIX Securities Services - the Swiss international post-trade services provider- and Euroclear Bank - the Brussels-based international depository - today announced a cooperation initiative to provide more cost- and risk-efficient fund services to Swiss investors.
Under the cooperation agreement, clients will benefit from enhanced service quality and processing efficiencies that SIX and Euroclear are delivering by bringing together order routing and unit settlement on a single platform for all types of fund transactions.
Furthermore, specialist hedge fund know-how and experience as well as integrated reporting for all asset classes are on offer in this one-stop-shop approach.
Mutual clients will benefit from market proximity, with SIX covering primarily Swiss market securities and clients, combined with Euroclear’s significant global network of over 500 Transfer Agents. This partnership will also deliver significant cost savings through processing standardization and the reduction of risk through the straight-through processing of transactions.
The option to open segregated accounts is also possible.
Tim Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear, stated: "We welcome this alliance with SIX Securities Services which integrates the expertise, scale and services of our two organizations for the benefit of Swiss wealth managers. This open-architecture cooperation between two infrastructure powerhouses comes at a time when regulatory changes like MiFID II, AIFMD and UCITS V, are pushing our industry towards greater processing certainty, asset protection and related portfolio transparency."
According to Thomas Zeeb, CEO, SIX Securities Services: "This is a demonstration of our long-term commitment to this market and capitalizes on our deep understanding of client needs as well as our specialist hedge fund expertise. This is, effectively, two partners you can trust – delivering services out of one hand."