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Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository Group (ACG)

The Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository Group (ACG) is an association of central securities depositories (CSDs) and clearing houses in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1997 to facilitate the exchange of information and promote mutual assistance among CSDs in the Asia-Pacific region, the ACG now represents 34 member institutions from 24 countries in various international platforms.

KSD has been a member of the ACG from its establishment, and is the convener of the New Business Initiative Task Force, and also a member of the Executive Committee. In March 2017, Mr. Lee Byungrhae, Chairman & CEO of KSD, was elected the Chairman of the ACG Executive Committee to a term ending in 2019; and has appointed KSD as the Secretariat.

[ACG Homepage link:]

World Forum of CSDs (WFC)

The World Forum of CSDs (WFC) is composed of the five regional CSD associations of Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East, and Europe. The WFC was launched in 2011 to provide a forum for regional CSD associations to exchange information, discuss issues of common interest and increase their influence and engagement on cross-regional and global developments.

As Chairman of the ACG Executive Committee, Mr. Lee Byungrhae is a member of the WFC Board comprising 10 members consisting of two representatives from each of the five regional CSD associations.

[WFC Homepage link:]