CSD Regulation Article 38

European Union Central Securities Depositories
Regulation Article 38

Where an HSBC entity is a direct participant in a Central Securities Depository (CSD) authorised under Central Securities Depositories Regulation, HSBC is required to:

  1. offer its clients the choice of omnibus client segregation and individual client segregation at the CSD and inform them of the costs and risks associated with each option (Article 38(5) Central Securities Depositories Regulation); and
  2. publicly disclose the levels of protection and the costs associated with the different level of segregation that we provide (Article 38(6) Central Securities Depositories Regulation).

In compliance with Article 38(5) Central Securities Depositories Regulation, clients of HSBC's Global Markets business should review the following CSD account offer notices and, if required, contact their HSBC relationship manager to discuss their choice of CSD account segregation.

In compliance with Article 38(5) Central Securities Depositories Regulation, clients of HSBC's Securities Services business should review the following CSD account offer notices and, if required, return the applicable Central Securities Depositories Regulation EEA CSD Account Election Form for the relevant HSBC entity:

In compliance with Article 38(6) Central Securities Depositories Regulation, HSBC's Securities Services and Global Markets businesses hereby publish the following Central Securities Depositories Regulation Participant Risks and Costs Disclosures for the following HSBC entities:

Please note that the information published on this website and in the above documents is applicable to HSBC Securities Services and Global Markets only. For other HSBC businesses, please refer to information available from those businesses directly.

Updates to the above information and documents will be published on this website. Further information on Central Securities Depositories Regulation can be found on the websites of the European Commission (EC) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Should you have any queries on the above, please contact your usual HSBC relationship manager.

CSDR account segregation in the UK following Brexit

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA) creates a new body of UK law, known as retained EU law, based on the EU law that applied in the UK on 31 December 2020. That retained law may have been amended under EUWA powers to ensure that it operates appropriately after Brexit. These amendments are not intended to make policy changes, other than to reflect the UK’s new position outside the EU, and to smooth the transition to this situation. As a result and from January 2021, there will be an EU version of CSDR and a UK version of CSDR containing substantially the same rights and obligations. As such, the information in the notices set out in our Account Segregation page remains applicable following Brexit.

 

Last updated: 11 January 2022