Under the provisions of Law 2396/1996, all dematerialized securities listed or admitted for trading on the Athens Exchange (shares, bonds, ETFs, warrants) are mandatorily registered and monitored in DSS through book-entries.
Morover, as part of the Foreign Securities Transaction services developed by the CSD under the authorizations provided by Law 3756/2009, the DSS is used for recording and monitoring, through book-entries, foreign security positions that are safekept in a foreign depository.
The DSS, as the securities settlement system, is included in the provisions of Law 2789/2000 which adapts Directive 98/26/EC of the European Parliament on settlement finality in payment and securities settlement systems to the Greek law.
Participants in the DSS are called Operators. Operators can be members of ATHEX (including remote members), Custodians, Foreign CSDs and System Administrators. ATHEXClear, being the Administrator of the Securities and Derivatives Clearing System, also participates in the DSS as an Operator.
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