Jim Hraska is Managing Director, Head of Client Solutions, Clearing & Settlement Services at DTCC. Within this role he is a key contributor on multiple Clearing Agency Services efforts in identifying and delivering new value-added initiatives, such as expanding buy-side participation in FICC clearing services and the development of the NSCC Secured Financing Trade (SFT) service. In addition, he assists in implementing product and process enhancements to further increase efficiency and reduce risk across the industry.
Before DTCC, Jim was at Barclays, where he most recently served as Global Director of Product Management, specializing in financing and structural reform. He has over thirty years of experience in the securities industry with deep knowledge in fixed income and equity financing, fixed income and equity cash and derivative products, reinsurance, structured credit products, futures, and global clearance and custody.
He is a long-standing member of SIFMA, where he has served as the Government Operations Chair and as a participant in numerous working groups. Jim served as a member of the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) from the group's inception through September 2016, supporting integrity and efficiency in the treasury, agency debt, and agency MBS markets. He was also a senior member of the Fed's Tri-party Reform Task Force, which was responsible for the platform's risk and liquidity improvements over recent years.