Apart from admission and trading, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) offers a comprehensive range of back-office services including maintenance of share and bond registers, clearing and settlement and custody services through its CSD.
Holdings may be registered in the name of the beneficial owner, as joint accounts, as well custody and nominee accounts.
Fixed income post-trade services, including registry and corporate actions are provided for corporate bonds as well as government bonds.
MSE were one of the few CSDs to go live with ECB’s TARGET2-Securities (T2S) settlement platform in July 2015 with a directly integrated CSD solution.
MSE’s CSD runs Percival’s DEPEND CSD solution for their core functions, including their national central registry, together with full corporate action processing according to CSDR standards. MSE also handle all of the CSD functions for Central Bank of Malta in respect of government securities.
All interactions with T2S are implemented using Percival’s HUBBLE message-layer solution.
Like most CSDs in T2S, MSE layer their interactions with T2S at participant level.