Euroclear launches ESES settlement platform

In what it describes as a milestone in consolidating the processing platforms of France, Belgium and the Netherlands, Euroclear has launched its ESES platform in France. ESES (Euroclear Settlement for Euronext-zone Securities) will process transactions according to EU-wide rules and practises, removing barriers identified by the Giovannini Group. The service will also support NYSE Euronext’s Single Order Book for transactions from the Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris bourses.Euroclear will char