Domestic links to the Americas currently cover the following markets.

At the beginning of 2014, we undertook a commitment to extend our internal ICSD settlement times to cover the entire processing day within the North and Latin American region by the end of 2016, to coincide with our CSD settlement migration to T2S.

The first phase of this project was implemented in April 2014 when we extended our ICSD settlement times to 20:00 CET (14:00 EST).

This significant improvement will bring numerous benefits to all our customers in terms of enhanced cash and securities deadlines for internal settlement activity as well as domestic settlement with local counterparties within the North and Latin American markets.