Summary: This report examines the role of post-trading clearing and settlement systems in European securities markets and what regulatory risks they pose to financial stability. Although post trade clearing and settlement are sometimes referred to as the ‘plumbing’ of financial markets, this understates their fundamental importance in providing vital linkages among components and participants in the financial system, enabling them to work together smoothly. A well-regulated clearing and settlement system is crucial for the efficient operation of the economy.
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