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The Depository Regulation, 2000 requires that the sponsors of any depository are:

  • a financial institution;
  • a bank;
  • a stock exchange;
  • a body corporate established or formed under any law;
  • a company listed with any stock exchange; or
  • any other national or international institution specified by the commission.

Accordingly the stake holders of CDBL, numbering over 103 institutions, are :

  • Nationalised Commercial Banks;
  • Private Commercial Banks
  • Foreign Commercial Banks;
  • Insurance Companies;
  • Dhaka Stock Exchange;
  • Chittagong Stock Exchange;
  • Investment Corporation of Bangladesh;
  • Listed Companies;

This wide spread of ownership demonstrates the support of the financial market in Bangladesh for the development of a Central Depository System (CDS).

  • Nationalized & Specialized Banks
  • Private commercial & specialized Banks
  • Foreign commercial banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Publicly listed companies
  • NBFIs and Merchant Banks
  • Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited
  • Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited
  • Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
  • Shadharan Bima Corporation
  • Private Limited Companies
  • Others - 0.2%