Skip to main content
  • English
    Discover SWIFT
  • Español
    Descubra nuestros contenidos en español
  • Français
    Découvrez notre contenu disponible en français
  • 中文
  • 日本語
This content is not available in the selected language

Responding to structural shifts within the securities market infrastructure landscape

Securities market infrastructures (SMIs) include Central Securities Depositories (CSDs), Securities Settlement Systems (SSS), Trade Repositories (TR) and Central Counterparties (CCPs). 

Challenges they face include the need to be more cost-efficient, offer new services, adopt new standards and replace legacy systems, and need to address market and regulatory reforms that demand a more efficient use of liquidity, collateral and new reporting requirements. As ISO 20022 becomes the international market standard, there is also the challenge of ensuring a global approach to adoption.

The evolving geopolitical landscape and growing risk of cyberattacks make it ever more critical for SMIs to demonstrate higher levels of risk management, transparency and operational resilience.

2 min view

Swift for Market Infrastructures - Interview of Edwin de Pauw, Managing Director, Euroclear

Join the industry dialogue

Community engagement in our MI Forum, a forum for market infrastructures and their communities to encourage industry dialogue and share ideas.

SMIs have to work. Consistently and reliably.

SMIs must deliver secure, reliable, efficient and cost-effective clearing, settlement and securities safekeeping for their community. SMIs are impacted by fast evolving and potentially disruptive technologies, by direct and indirect regulation, the need to control costs, and the ongoing evolution in standards. Swift’s expertise in innovative technologies, messaging and standards enables us to partner effectively with FMIs to help address these challenges and find cost effective and reliable solutions.

  • Ensure market and securities integrity and regulatory compliance
  • Manage risks and costs
  • Adapt to regionalisation

Our solutions

Global Securities Messaging

Swift for Securities Market Infrastructures

A comprehensive portfolio of products and services to support Securities Market Infrastructures and their communities with all of their business needs

Read more



Swift's Value-Added Network (VAN) Solution for T2S provides secure exchange of information in ISO 20022 formats between T2S participants and the T2S platform.

Read more

T2S Back-office Integration

Swift’s optional products and services allow for a complete T2S connectivity solution, including the integration layer with the back-office.

Read more

SMI Services and Consulting

Industry expertise, tailored to your needs

Swift has developed a complete portfolio of consulting and other operational services to help meet the needs of market infrastructures and their communities. We offer business and technical consulting across the entire lifecycle of the project - from requirements gathering, business flow design, translation and conversion, testing and community migration services through to operational excellence.

Read more

ISO 20022 Expertise

Swift has specialist ISO 20022 tools and services, aimed at MIs and their communities that have decided to migrate to the standard, e.g. impact assessment, solution design, ‘start sets’, change management and an enhanced MyStandards platform.

Read more

Swift is uniquely placed to support securities market infrastructures and their communities

  • Secure and resilient connectivity and messaging
  • Continuous focus on reducing TCO for MIs and their communities
  • ISO 15022 and 20022 expertise and standardisation capabilities