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Links between securities settlement systems: An oligopoly theoretic approach

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  • Karlo Kauko

    (Bank of Finland)

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This paper presents a duopoly model of the securities settlement industry. Because pooling a large amount of payments can help in using liquidity efficiently, issuers prefer systems where a large number of securities are issued. If the central securities depositories establish a mutual link that enables investors to make transactions with foreign securities, cost savings can be achieved. However, these links may have unexpected effects on CSDs’ pricing, and the issuers’ share of the fee burden can increase substantially. It is not advisable to ban additional fees for using the link, as the CSDs might simply increase the fee for domestic transactions.

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  • Karlo Kauko, 2004. "Links between securities settlement systems: An oligopoly theoretic approach," Industrial Organization 0405003, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0405003
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    1. Holthausen, Cornelia & Tapking, Jens, 2004. "Raising rival's costs in the securities settlement industry," Working Paper Series 376, European Central Bank.
    2. Holthausen, Cornelia & Tapking, Jens, 2007. "Raising rival's costs in the securities settlement industry," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 91-116, January.
    3. Kauko, Karlo, 2002. "Links between securities settlement systems : An oligopoly theoretic approach," Research Discussion Papers 27/2002, Bank of Finland.

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    Keywords

    oligopoly; securities settlement systems;

    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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