Blockchain: The frenzy around Blockchain and distributed ledgers is unprecedented. Is it a disruptive force on the verge of replacing legacy infrastructures or will the technology produce only marginal impacts in the short-term? As an industry-owned and governed financial market utility, DTCC believes the technology represents a generational opportunity to re-imagine the post-trade infrastructure. But the key to realizing this promise is in fostering industry-wide collaboration and aligning the technology with the core principles of mitigating risk, enhancing efficiencies and driving cost efficiencies. Click HERE for more resources on this topic.
Move to T+2 Settlement Cycle in the U.S.: Shortening the U.S. settlement cycle for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trust (UIT) trades from the current three-day settlement cycle, or T+3, to T+2 will provide a number of benefits, including reducing operational, systemic and counterparty risk, lowering liquidity needs, and limiting procyclicality, while aligning the U.S. with other T+2 settlement markets across the globe. The T+2 ISC, organized by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and made up of members from across the securities industry, including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Investment Company Institute (ICI), was formed to provide oversight and guidance on the U.S. move to a shorter settlement cycle. Click HERE for more resources on this initiative.
Additional initiatives will be added shortly, as DTCC continues to enhance this page.
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