Deutsche Wertpapierservice Bank Ag Annual Report

The business model of Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG (dwpbank) is based on the provision of securities services for banks with a focus on financial brokerage and on securities custody and management.

The focus of dwpbank’s business model lies on supporting banks and savings banks by providing their private and institutional end clients with stable, secure and efficient securities services. In doing so, dwpbank supplies product solutions covering the entire securities service value chain, from its role as commission agent, through business process outsourcing (BPO) in securities settlement and custody, to providing back office services.

By bundling large securities account, transaction and custody volumes, dwpbank’s objective is to realise a cost advantage through economies of scale and scope relating to products, services and expertise.

At the same time, it aims to reduce the burden on its clients by assuming operational risks. Regulatory requirements affecting the securities business are implemented for all member banks centrally, thereby reducing costs. dwpbank’s many years of expertise in the securities business enables it to set standards in the German market and implement these at an operational level on its WP2 securities settlement platform.