DEPO/X - Depository Solution
  • Modern Depository solution with rich functionality that allows to eliminate financial and operational risks and to increase efficiency of capital markets infrastructure. 
  • More than 20 implementations accross the globe in Central Banks, Central/National Securities Depositories and Stock Exchanges.
  • Designed using CMA's unified financial engine with highly configurable architecture incorporating Depository, Trading, Settlement and Clearing services.

Functionality of the system covers all CSD requirements including securities management, corporate actions, portfolio management, investor management, settlement and clearing services, collateral management, multicurrency support, billing and tax services, statistical analysis, and more.

  • Securities registration and issuance

  • Securities safekeeping: domestic securities and securities issued abroad

  • Corporate actions processing

  • Support of custodian services

  • Sharia - compliant securities support (Mudaraba, Ijara, Mubaraha/Istina, Musharaka and etc.)

  • Physical issues management

  • National numbering agency services

  • Settlement and clearing services

  • Cross-border settlement

  • Queue management

  • Settlement based on DvP (model 1,2,3), FoP, DvD, PvP models

  • Support of Securities lending and borrowing, REPO, Total Return SWAP, Pledge, FX, FX SWAP operations

  • Monetary operations support

  • Collateral services including

    • Collateral valuation/re-valuation

    • Margin calls

    • Collateral top-up, release and substitution

    • Collateral execution and default handling

  • Risk mitigation facilities

  • Liquidity management

  • Managing of Participant directory (Central Banks, Ministry of Finance, Commercial Banks, Securities Dealers, Custodians, Individual and Institutional investors etc.) and static data

  • Managing of Participant’s accounts

  • Investors management

  • Billing and tax processing

  • Online monitoring

  • Enquiries processing

  • Event processing

  • Comprehensive report generation module

  • Message exchange with Participants via Secure Extranet or SWIFT network

  • Processing of messages received from Participants

  • Routing of answers and unsolicited messages to Participants

  • Integration with external CSDs and ICSDs including Clearstream and Euroclear

  • Integration with external Payment Systems

  • Integration with Stock Exchanges and external ETP systems

  • Integration with internal Central Bank’s systems

  • Integration with external Financial Service Providers (risk parameters, market prices, ratings and etc.)

  • Integration with National Investor Repository

  • Access rights management and security control (provides complete segregation of sharia and conventional bank functions)

  • Auditing, supervision and control functions

  • Archiving

  • Other:

    • Multi-currency support

    • Multi-country support

    • Automated business day management

    • Operations suspension/resuming

    • Multi-step approval of operations

DEPO/X solution consists of following major components:

  • DEPO/X Central Node is responsible for CSD system functionality;

  • DEPO/X Participant’ platform provides Participants’ access to the system. This platform may have different configurations (GUI-based, API-based, mixed etc.) to fit needs of a particular Participant and generally consists of Transaction platform to provide transaction message exchange, and Monitoring platform used for monitoring and control purposes from Participant’ perspective;

DEPO/X CSD transaction platform provides GUI to CSD personnel responsible for transaction message exchange with a system:

  • DEPO/X CSD administration platform provides GUI for full control and monitoring of the system;

  • Network communication component provides information exchange between Central Node and Participant’s sites via Primary and Backup delivery channels like Secure Extranet and/or via SWIFT network;

  • Smart Integration Bus represented by PIE© software suite (Processware Integration Environment) developed by CMA Small Systems and successfully used in projects around the world. Being a part of standard delivery PIE can be used for the system customization:

    • integration with new external systems can be done by Customer at its own discretion even after go-live;

    • customization within standard processing steps of document. Additional step(s) / procedure(s) can be developed by Customer to extend processing. DEPO/X contains dedicated places where such type of customization allowed;

    • new business flow(s) / rule(s) can be developed by Customer basing on information available in DEPO/X Core and database.

DEPO/X system uses multitier architecture:

1st Tier – database level, represented by Oracle RDBMS, responsible for data management,
2nd Tier – application level, represented by DEPO/X Core software, responsible for core system functionality,
3rd Tier – presentation/access level, represented by Gateway software and Web server that provides web access to DEPO/X system.

All components can be installed on one or several servers. For DEPO/X system each tier will be installed on dedicated server. Such approach allows building easy-scalable system as each level supports scalability to increase overall system performance. System performance can be improved in future by increasing number of servers for each or particular level or upgrading servers that are used for integrated system.

DEPO/X system can manage thousands of Direct Participants, millions of investors and process hundreds of thousands transactions hourly on a middle-class hardware equipment.

DEPO/X server and network solution is designed for redundancy and scalability. There is no single point of failure within the primary system. The components are working in active/passive high available and active/active load sharing modes. Specifically for network infrastructure, all network switches, routers and firewalls within the primary site have redundant components for load sharing and resilience purpose.

System at the secondary site is identical to the primary site in all aspects except high availability and redundancy. Our experience of implementing and supporting similar mission-critical settlement systems proved that redundant configuration should not be provided for the backup site: it is not cost-effective to provide backup for backup. System at the secondary site provides backup for the case of disaster or major failure in the primary site or other contingency cases.

To cater for disaster, the infrastructure is designed such that the business operation can be resumed with minimal data loss in case of disaster. In addition, it is designed in ways that switch over from primary site to disaster recovery site and vice versa can be achieved within very short period of time. Typically such a switch requires ten to fifteen minutes after IT and operations staff arrives to backup site.



A continuous operation of the system is a key objective from the point of view of business-process reliability. In order to follow this objective, there is a set of measures intended to increase system fault-tolerance. Impact of software and hardware failures can be reduced or eliminated by means of creation of the backup copies, redundancy and mutual backup of the hardware equipment. These measures are described below.

Proposed solution uses both built-in features of DEPO/X application software and infrastructure support (such as high available cluster, redundant hardware, disaster recovery solution) to eliminate single points of failure and provide very high availability level. Effectiveness of the proposed solution for achieving the required service availability & business continuity is proven by DEPO/X systems in “live” operation.

DEPO/X has built-in features to deal with system failures.

In case of a general fault of the service (such as disaster impacting the Main site), the resumption of service using the backup system in the alternate site requires less than 30 minutes after failover started, assuming availability and commitment of all the resources necessary for the recovery, including CSD’s IT staff in the alternate site.


DEPO/X development and implementation processes are compliant with the following standards and certification programs:

  • Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (“PFMI Report”), published by the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) and the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO);

  • GMRA2011: 2011 Global Master Repurchase Agreement;

  • Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG) recommendations;

  • ISO 15022: ISO Standard for messaging used in securities trading;

  • ISO 20022: ISO Standard for Financial Services Messaging;

  • ISO 6166: ISO Standard defining the structure of an International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN);

  • ISO 10962: ISO Standard defining the structure and format for classification of financial instruments;

  • ISO 9362: ISO Standard defining a standard format of Business Identifier Codes;

  • ISO 3166: ISO Standard defining codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, special areas of geographical interest;

  • ISO 4217: ISO Standard for currency codes;

  • ISO 13616-1:2007: Specifies the elements of an international bank account number (IBAN);

  • FIX Protocol Standards;

  • ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Information Security Management System standard;

  • ISO9001:2008 certification for “Quality management system”.

CMA’s implementation procedures cover the design, development, supply, installation, configuration, testing, implementation, delivery and support of DEPO/X system. Responsibilities are aligned with these management streams both within the CMA team and, correspondingly, within the Client’s team. The project is further divided into phases that include requirements analysis, testing and training. During all the different phases of the project, the CMA team works very closely with their counterpart at Client site.

To supplement the local knowledge and cross industry project expertise of the Client, CMA assigns a dedicated team for project implementation which brings their individual experience of implementing DEPO/X system and other banking project expertise to the successful delivery of the Clients projects.

Solution Benefits

Rich functionality that includes instruments management operations, corporate actions processing, settlement and clearing services, collateral management operations, liquidity management facilities, multicurrency support, billing and tax services, statistical analysis etc.

Flexibility of technology used in our solution allows for smooth adaptation of the system according to regulations and business policies changes and evolutions. Additional services that are part of unified financial engine can be activated.

High level of STP-processing is based on automated processing of all requests and uniform data presentation based on worldwide-accepted standards. The system has built-in Integration Bus that incorporates a set of dedicated tools for connection with other external applications. Integration Bus includes special components (Adapters) that allow establishing of information exchange with External applications using commercially available third-party tools and protocols like WebSphere MQ, MSMQ, SAP, etc. The adapters perform necessary message transformations to/from external systems’ proprietary formats. This allows the Client to perform seamless and intelligent integration of DEPO/X with existing systems.

Runs on any platform supporting Java (Windows, UNIX, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris).

Multi-tier modular design provides high performance and scalability. It is possible to distribute the load within each Layer and between Layers. All processes may be executed in parallel. The solution supports: automatic load balancing, manual distribution depending on the user groups, manual distribution depending on the function groups.

Trusted by Many

  • Depository Clearing Company (Russia)
    Depository Clearing Company (Russia)
  • Russian Settlement and Depository Company
    Russian Settlement and Depository Company
  • Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
    Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
  • Central Bank of Oman
    Central Bank of Oman
  • Central Bank of Rwanda
    Central Bank of Rwanda
  • National Settlement Depository
    National Settlement Depository
  • Central Bank of Kosovo
    Central Bank of Kosovo
  • Central Bank of Mauritius
    Central Bank of Mauritius
  • Central Bank of The Gambia
    Central Bank of The Gambia
  • National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic
    National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic
  • Central Bank of Paraguay
    Central Bank of Paraguay
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
    Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Chengetedzai Depository Company (Zimbabwe)
    Chengetedzai Depository Company (Zimbabwe)
  • Central Bank of Indonesia
    Central Bank of Indonesia
  • Central Bank of Chile
    Central Bank of Chile
  • Central Bank of Jordan
    Central Bank of Jordan
  • Central Bank of Sierra Leone
    Central Bank of Sierra Leone
  • Central Bank of Liberia
    Central Bank of Liberia
  • Central Bank of Guinea
    Central Bank of Guinea
  • Brunei Monetary Authority
    Brunei Monetary Authority