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Prime Settlement Service (PSS)

Utility service for financial institutions

Prime Settlement Service (PSS) is a utility service (*) for financial institutions, integrating both BPO (business process outsourcing) and ITO (information technology outsourcing) services to improve the efficiency of post-trade processes.

* Utility Service- Learn about utility service, a trending service model among investment banks here:

  • Overview
  • Features


PSS is Japan’s first utility service for investment banks that streamlines post-trade operations by delivering BPO and ITO services.

PSS’s ITO component is known as NRI's I-STAR, a de-facto-standard system used by over 40 companies in Japan's investment banking sector. I-STAR is an NRI multi-user service for wholesale securities brokers.

PSS enables users to standardize their business processes, improve post-trade processing efficiency, and easily adapt to regulatory and infrastructural changes.


►Sep. 2016:NRI White Paper:Efficiently Preparing for Shorter Settlement Cycle
►Aug. 2016:Utility services' significance for T+1 settlement of JGB trades
►Feb. 2016:Utility services for investment banks


PSS has been named "Best Utilities Technology" by The Wall Street Letter, as part of the publication's 2016 Institutional Trading Awards. more
PSS has been named "Best Clearing & Settlement Solution" by FTF News for its 2016 Technology Innovation Awards. more


Standardized Process and Stable Operation

  • Standardized and high- quality operation processing
  • Stable operations with SLA
  • Reliable IT infrastructure with I-STAR
  • Trusted BCP service with I-STAR infrastructure

Compliance to regulations

  • Immediate response to regulatory changes

Cost efficiency

  • Reduction of fixed cost such as labor, rental and BCP cost
  • Reduction of IT management cost for adjustments
  • Reduction of vendor management cost by using the same provider for both BPO and ITO

Global and localized service offering

  • Bilingual (English and Japanese) service

Contact Us

  • Securities GWS IT Solution Department I
  • Phone+81-(0)50-3187-0400
  • E-mailistar-sales@nri.co.jp

*I-STAR is a registered trademark of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. in Japan.
*PSS is a registered trademark of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. in Japan.
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*The contents of this page are current as of April 2019. The specifications and prices of products and services are subject to change without notice. Offers and sales of these products and services are subject to cancellation without notice.