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The Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR), which was originally introduced in 2014 along with MiFID II and EMIR, aims to increase the safety and efficiency of securities settlement and the settlement infrastructures in the EU. In 2022, CSDR will introduce a new Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) to provide a set of common requirements for central security depositories (CSDs) operating securities settlement systems across the EU, further harmonize certain aspects of the settlement cycle and mitigate settlement risks.

Understanding CSDR's settlement disciplinary measures

CSDR's SDR will impact all firms, no matter where they are in the world, that trade in securities that will ultimately settle at an EU domiciled CSD. It will require firms to put in place measures to mitigate settlement delays and endorses straight through processing (STP) to maintain high settlement rates. For trades that do fail, SDR will impose daily penalties or charges as well as mandatory buy-ins.