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Strate supports EESE’s first bond issuance

Strate is pleased to have supported Equity Express Securities Exchange (EESE) in opening its bond market to multiple participants and operationalising its bond licence.

Exeo Finance was the first client to list a bond on EESE on 12 December 2023. The first set of trades were settled successfully.

“The management of EESE is delighted to confirm our first bond listing from Exeo Finance. We hope this is just the beginning for our new bonds and notes listings facility. I would like to thank Strate for its support in this market, and specifically for our first successful listing,” said Anthony Wilmot, EESE Chief Executive Officer.

The operationalisation of EESE’s bond licence, issued by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in March 2023, allows EESE to list bonds and notes, which Strate clears and settles.

“We are thrilled to have successfully settled EESE’s first bond issuance, as we continue to deliver on our purpose of serving the South African financial markets,” said Gregory Naicker, Strate Head of CSD Services.

Strate provides EESE with a suite of security services that include registry, settlement, asset and integration services. All of these are critical to the effective functioning of the security services ecosystem, thereby promoting interoperability, enabling efficiencies and mitigating systemic risk for EESE.

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