Association Information

International Securities Services Association (ISSA)

ISSA is an international association that supports the Securities Services industry globally. ISSA’s members include CSDs, custodians, technology companies and other firms who are actively involved in all aspects of the Securities Services value chain.

ISSA’s vision is to shape the future of Securities Services.

ISSA’s Mission

ISSA’s mission is to:

  • Connect securities services industry leaders and stakeholders
  • Collaborate on key themes that impact all participants in the Securities Services value chain
  • Change the industry through the development and delivery of forward-looking solutions

By connecting its members and facilitating collaboration, ISSA provides the leadership necessary to drive change in the Securities Services industry. The focus is on finding progressive solutions to reduce risk and improve efficiency and effectiveness – from issuer through to investor – as well as on providing broader thought-leadership to help shape the future of the industry.

ISSA’s Goals

Established in Switzerland, in 1979, ISSA’s ongoing efforts to address and solve issues within the industry have positively benefited both the Securities Services market and its participants. This is achieved through:

  • The creation and running of highly-professional Working Groups with the goal of providing best practice guidance and recommendations that help change the industry for the better
  • The collaboration – and debate – with other industry groups, experts and specialists in the Securities Services field
  • The hosting of a bi-annual Symposium that enables ISSA members to come together with other stakeholders and address the key issues facing our industry

However, the positive impact that ISSA makes on the Securities Services market cannot be achieved without the support of ISSA’s members and others in the industry. It is therefore imperative that those both involved and interested in ISSA, let us know how the organization can become even more effective and impactful. ISSA’s aim is not to rest on its laurels but to fullfil its vision of shaping the future of Securities Services.

ISSA at a glance, document for download