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Element Training Program

Held in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, Element Training Program (ETP) is an example of CDC’s focused effort on educating the market participants about Capital Market mechanisms in relation to CDC. ETP is aimed at training Elements (users) of Central Depository System (CDS) enabling them to receive complete benefits of the System’s efficiency, and also update them on new developments in the System. It also serves as a forum to CDS Elements to raise their queries and concerns. Enlightening CDS Elements about different procedures, e.g., account opening, sub-account management, deposit, etc. is also part of the program.

The training program educates CDS Elements about the following areas:

  • Main features of CDS
  • Current developments
  • Enhancements in CDS
  • Legal and security issues
  • General and operational issues
  • Technical and procedural issues
  • General Issues pertaining to IAS
  • CDC access
  • Procedures for handling units of open-end mutual funds
  • CDC Regulations
  • Central Depositories Act, 1997