Yeowart and Parsons on the Law of Financial Collateral
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Yeowart and Parsons on the Law of Financial Collateral

Geoffrey Yeowart, Robin Parsons, Edward Murray and Hamish Patrick

This book is the first of its kind to offer a systematic examination of the whole law relating to financial collateral. It does so in two parts. First, it explains the law created by the Financial Collateral Arrangements (No 2) Regulations 2003, the Directive it implemented and related legislation. Second, it examines how financial collateral is used in practice in a range of different markets. It will be an essential reference point for all legal practitioners operating in financial markets.
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Geoffrey Yeowart, Robin Parsons, Edward Murray and Hamish Patrick


Euroclear UK & Ireland Ltd (‘EUI’) is the operator of the CREST securities settlement systems for the UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. CREST permits the holding and settlement in uncertificated form of corporate and government securities traded on UK and Irish regulated markets and the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, as well as UK money market instruments and UK and other domestic securities traded over-thecounter. CREST also facilitates the indirect holding and settlement of eligible international securities held in or through an international central securities depository (an ‘ICSD’) or a central securities depository (‘CSD’) with which EUI (directly or indirectly) operates its ‘International Settlement Links Service’. As part of that service, CREST Depository Interests (‘CDIs’) may be issued into CREST by a wholly owned subsidiary of EUI (CREST Depository Ltd or ‘CDL’) and subsequently transferred through the system. CREST is a vital part of the infrastructure of the UK and other domestic financial markets. The daily average value of securities held in the CREST system in July 2015 was in the order of £4.6 trillion. Daily average securities movements were £787 billion (of which £388 billion related to autocollateralisation). Daily average cash CREST movements were £588 billion (of which £243 billion related to auto-collateralisation). CREST supports settlement in euro and US dollars as well as in sterling.

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