Link Up Markets

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Link Up Markets
Founded March 30, 2009
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Key People Managing Director, Tomas Kindler
Products Offers direct access to eight markets via a single gateway
Releases [[1] Company News]

Link Up Markets is a joint venture by eight leading central securities depositories (CSDs) – Clearstream Banking AG Frankfurt (Germany), Cyprus Stock Exchange (Cyprus), Hellenic Exchanges S.A. (Greece), IBERCLEAR (Spain), Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (Austria), SIX SIS AG (Switzerland), VP SECURITIES (Denmark) and VPS (Norway).[1]Its aim is to reduce costs of post-trade processing of cross-border securities trading in Europe.[2]


The Link Up Markets infrastructure – delivered by Clearstream Services and based on two existing standard products of Tata Consultancy Services - was implemented within only eight months and for investments below 10 million euros. Strate Ltd, South Africa's central securities depository (CSD), became the first non-European member of Link Up Market.

Products and Services

Link Up Markets Offers direct access to eight markets via a single gateway, consolidation of liquidity and custody pools across participating markets and offers depository consolidation.[3]

Key People

  • Managing Director, Tomas Kindler

Board of Directors:

  • Jesus Benito
  • Spyros Capralos
  • Jan Hellstrom
  • Socrates Lazarldis
  • Johannes Luef
  • Jose Massa
  • Robert Rickenbacher
  • Andreas Wolf
  • Thomas Zeeb
  • George Zinner


  1. Link Up Markets. Link Up Markets.
  2. Greek, Spain Bourses Connect With Link Up Markets. Reuters.
  3. Improved Post-Trade Efficiency by Interoperability. Link Up Markets.
Last modified on 28 July 2016, at 04:43