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The Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository Group (ACG) was formed in November 1997 as an informal international organization with the objective to facilitate the exchange of information and to promote mutual assistance among member securities depositories and clearing organizations in the Asia Pacific region.

Timeline

Nov. 2018- Mr. Hossein Fahimi of CSDI endorsed as the new ACG Vice Chairman
- TDCC established new Task Force “Investor Services”
- MCXCCL (India) joined ACG
Apr. 2018- Monogolian Securities Clearing & Settlement Co., Ltd. joined.
Nov. 2017- ACG introduced Executive Committee Vice-Chairman and Mr. Aftab Ahmed Diwan of CDCP was endorsed as Executive Committee Vice-Chairman
- ACG introduced ACG Fund Administration
Mar. 2017-Mr. Lee Byungrhae of KSD was elected as the New Executive Committee Chairman.
Dec. 2016-Existing 5 Task Forces were dissolved and re-established for the next three years.
-New Executive Committee members were elected for the next three years.
-Mr. Muhammad Hanif of CDC Pakistan was re-elected as the ACG Executive Committee Chairman.
Jun. 2016-Mr. Yoshinobu Takeuchi of JASDEC retired as the Honorary Chairman of ACG Executive Committee.
Apr. 2016-Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan Ltd.
Apr. 2015-Shanghai Clearing House (SHCH) joined.
Oct. 2014- BOI Shareholding Ltd., India withdrew.
- Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd. (ICCL) joined.
Jun. 2014-The “Research & Report” and “Meeting Materials & Minutes”sections of ACG website were updated and the “Member Profile”was launched.
Oct. 2013- Existing 4 Task Forces were dissolved and re-established for the next three years.
- Risk and Recovery Management Task Force was established.
- New Executive Committee members were elected for the next three years.
- Mr. Muhammad Hanif Jakhura of CDC Pakistan was elected as the ACG Executive Committee Chairman.
- Mr. Yoshinobu Takeuchi was appointed as the Honorary Chairman of ACG Executive Committee.
Sep. 2012- Central Securities Depository of Iran(CSDI) joined.
- CDS and Clearing Limited (CDSC), Nepal, joined.
Aug. 2012- ACG Website was upgraded for the second time and the member matching service was launched.
Apr. 2011- ACG joined World Forum of CSDs (WFC).
Dec. 2010- ACG New structure became effective and the Executive Committee was established.
- Existing 4 Task Forces were dissolved and re-established for next three years.
- Mr. Yoshinobu Takeuchi of JASDEC was elected as the ACG Executive Committee Chairman.
Oct. 2008- Legal Task Force was established.
- Settlement Risk Management Task Force was dissolved.
Sep. 2007- Vietnam Securities Depository joined.
- Joint-Stock Company "Central Securities Depository", Kazakhstan, joined.
Dec. 2006- ACG Website was upgraded.
Nov. 2006- China Government Securities Depository Trust & Clearing Co., Ltd. joined.
- Maldives Securities Depository Pvt. Ltd. joined.
- National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited joined.
Dec. 2005- Mongolian Securities Clearing House and Central Depository Co., Ltd joined.
Mar. 2005- ACG Website went online.
Nov. 2004- BOI Shareholding Ltd., India, joined.
Oct. 2003- The original 5 Task Forces were renamed or merged into 4 Task Forces (Settlement Risk   Management, Exchange of Information, Technical and New Business Initiative)
Sep. 2001- Indonesian Clearing & Guarantee Corp. joined.
- The State Central Securities Depository of the Republic of Uzbekistan joined.
Mar. 2001- Hong Kong Monetary Authority joined.
Nov. 2000- Central Depository Services (India) Limited, India, joined.
- National Securities Clearing Corporation, India, joined.
Mar. 2000- Securities Clearing Automated Network Services, Malaysia, joined.
Feb. 2000- Central Depository Bangladesh Limited joined.
May. 1999- Technical Task Force was established.
- The 1st Cross-Training Seminar was held in Taipei, Taiwan.(Since then, the Cross-Training Seminar   has been held once a year.)
Nov. 1998- Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited joined.
- Central Depository Systems (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka, joined.
Nov. 1997- ACG was formed and the 1st General Meeting was held in Hong Kong, attended by 14 CSDs and   clearing organizations in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia,   New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.(Since then, the General Meeting has   been held once a year.)
- Four Task Forces were established.(Best Practices, Settlement Risk Management, Exchange of   Information and Cross-Border Linkage)