The Securities Central Depository (SCD) was established to operate as a subsidiary company of the Uganda Securities Exchange. Its core mandate was to provide centralized depository, clearing and settlement services for the Ugandan equity and debt markets. The company became operational in July 2010. The setting up of SCD has brought about prompt and efficient clearing and settlement of trades while at the same time reducing some of the inherent risks in the process. The SCD provides an enhanced clearing and settlement service to investors and market players. The SCD is regulated by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and complies with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
In July 2015 the SCD improved its services through the automated trading platform which provides an online access to its members. Trades are settled within a rolling T+3 settlement cycle on a Delivery versus Payment (DvP) basis. Final and irrevocable transfer of funds occurs through the settlement bank on settlement date.
The SCD has established a Guarantee Fund to guarantee the settlement of transactions in the event of a default by a Participant. The Fund is managed by the USE’s Business Conduct Committee that monitors operations relating to the operations of the SCD.
2. OWNERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
The SCD is a subsidiary of the USE and is owned and governed by the Exchange’s Governing Council. The SCD complies with the code of corporate governance instituted by the USE and has a management structure that reports directly to the USE’s Chief Executive Officer who reports to the Governing Council.
Broker Dealers/Investment Advisors
- African Alliance (Uganda) Ltd
- Baroda Capital Markets (U) Ltd
- Crane Financial Services (U) Ltd
- Crested Capital
- Dyer and Blair (U) Ltd
- Equity Stock Brokers (U) Ltd
- Standard Bank Group Securities Ltd
- UAP Financial Services Ltd
- Housing Finance Bank Ltd
- Kenya Commercial Bank Uganda Ltd
- Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd
- Standard Chartered Bank Ltd