Big city lights
Photo by Oleg Balashov
View from the colonnade of Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Photo by EGRA
Saint-Petersburg in the evening. Palace Square
Photo by Sergey Louks
Peterhof Palace. Fountains
Photo by Sergey Louks
Sunset in Saint-Petersburg
Photo by Sergey Louks


The Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) unites the Central Securities Depositories of the CIS countries. The Association's mission is to develop and enhance depository operations, create a common depository "environment", and integrate the CSDs of the CIS countries into the global securities settlement system.

The start of the AECSD activities was in 2001, when its members gathered in Tashkent for the first international seminar, “Integration of Depository Systems as the Basic of Efficient Interaction on International Securities Markets”.

In accordance with the Resolution the main objective of AECSD is establishment of a common “depository environment”, including: harmonization of the regulatory framework;  development of an optimal model for the recordkeeping system to be used in the securities market of the member countries; establishment of depository links among the members to support cross-border securities transactions; standardization of the technologies for the depository operation, procedures for depository transaction processing, and rules and regulations governing the depositories' activities; adoption of international messaging standards for depository transactions and their use in the national practice; development of Electronic Document Interchange; development of harmonized standards for depository recordkeeping and reporting; supporting a coordinated process to enable the Association members to integrate into the global depository system.

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