According to the provisions of ATHEXCSD Rulebook and Law 4569/2018, securities that are listed for trading on Athens Stock Exchange or in the Alternative Market (shares, Greek Government bonds, Corporate bonds, Rights, Depository receipts, warrants) are registered and monitored at DSS, in book-entry form. Non-listed securities that have previously been dematerialized or securities listed in foreign markets may also be registered. Alternatively, domestic non-listed securities may be kept and monitored in Shareholder Register or in Unit-Holder Register.
In the context of the foreign securities services of ATHEXCSD, foreign securities that are registered in a foreign Central Securities Depository (CSD) are kept or monitored at DSS, in book-entry form.
The DSS, as a securities settlement system, is included in the provisions of Law 2789/2000 regarding the adaptation of Greek law to Directive 98/26 of the European Parliament on the irrevocability of settlement in payment systems and in securities settlement systems.
The ATHEXCSD Participants may be ATHEX Members (including remote Members), Custodians, foreign CSDs and System Administrators. The Participants of ATHEXCSD include also "Athens Exchange Clearing House" (ATHEXClear), in its role as a Securities and Derivatives Clearing System Administrator, and the Consignment Deposits & Loans Fund (C.D.L.F.), as a Special Participant, for the purposes of managing compulsory consignments on securities held or monitored in the DSS, in accordance with the rules governing the operation of the C.D.L.F.