Since its inception over 15 years ago, Strate Ltd is proud to be the licensed Central Securities Depository (CSD) for the electronic settlement of financial instruments in South Africa.
Strate's core purpose is to mitigate risk, bring efficiencies to the South African financial markets and improve its profile as an investment destination. Strate is aligned to international best practices and continually strives to ensure operational excellence and provide enhancements for the good of the Southern African financial markets.
Strate provides electronic settlement for securities - including equity, bond and derivative products such as warrants, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), retail notes and tracker funds for Africa's largest stock exchange, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), as well as the settlement of money market securities for the South African market and equities for the Namibian Stock Exchange. It has recently added collateral management services and new asset servicing products to its portfolio. Strate provides services to issuers for their investors in terms of the Companies Act (2008) and Financial Markets Act (FMA) (2012).