MISSION and CHARTER
The Board of Directors of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ("DTCC" or the "Corporation") is responsible for providing direction to and overseeing the conduct of the affairs of the Corporation in the interests of the Corporation, its shareholders and other stakeholders including investors, issuers and participants in the financial markets which DTCC serves.
The Board will discharge its oversight responsibilities and exercise its authority in a manner, consistent with applicable legal and regulatory provisions and with regulatory expectations of a systemically important market infrastructure, that:
- Promotes the safe, sound and efficient operation of the Corporation and its subsidiaries, including the clearance and settlement activities conducted by its registered clearing agency subsidiaries;
- Fosters the safe, sound and efficient operation of services provided by DTCC and its subsidiaries supporting the global system for processing transactions in financial instruments and related activities;
- Seeks to develop the services and businesses of DTCC and its subsidiaries in a manner promoting further safety, soundness and efficiency broadly in the global system for processing transactions in financial instruments and related activities; and
- Leverages DTCC’s role as a leader in financial services with respect to risk management and systemic risk management, promoting sound practices in governance and in transparency to its membership and user community and in its role as a systemic component of the financial market infrastructure supporting the operation of orderly and efficient markets in the interest of the investing public.
DTCC Board of Directors Mission Statement and Charter (May, 2017)