Central Depository Company (CDC)
What we do?

Central Depository Company is recognized as the infrastructure backbone of Pakistan’s Capital Market and it is the sole securities depository in the country. CDC has also evolved as one of the leading and most prestigious infrastructure institutions in Pakistan with a focus on the capital market.

CDC is the sole entity handling the electronic (paperless) settlement of transactions carried out at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Through efficient functioning of CDC, all the market settlement is in book entry form. We are regulated by SECP and have offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. CDC is ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for Information Security Management and is Pakistan’s first company to receive ISO22301 certification for its Business Continuity Management Program.

Primarily, CDC’s function is to operate the Central Depository System (CDS) for all financial instruments traded in Pakistan Capital Market. However, with the ever growing capital market, we have diversified our business beyond the traditional depository domain and offer the following services as well:

  • Investor Account Services
  • Trustee and Custodial Services
  • Share Registrar Services
  • CISSII (Centralized Information Sharing Solution for Insurance Industry)
  • ITMinds Limited

CDC is also a member of Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository Group (ACG), which is an international organization facilitating exchange of information and promoting mutual assistance among member securities depositories and clearing organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

Vision Statement

To be a world-class institution providing innovative and reliable services primarily to the capital and financial markets, stimulating business growth and maximizing benefits for all stakeholders.

Mission Statement

Provide secure, reliable and innovative solutions that systematically reduce risk, enable transparency and bring efficiencies to Capital & Financial markets.

To be the center of excellence by continuously employing state of the art technology and best talent while maintaining good corporate governance.

Provide employees with an environment of professional & personal growth and; we firmly believe in giving back to the community.