DTCC Connection

Mar 01, 2011 • DTCC Connection

DTCC Launches Portal To Give Global Regulators Access to CDS Data

em>by Judy Inosanto


DTCC has launched an automated portal to provide regulators worldwide with direct, online access to global credit default swap (CDS) data registered in DTCC's Warehouse Trust Company LLC global repository. Currently, 20 regulators around the world are live on the portal. This is the first such global regulatory service of its kind in the financial marketplace and was designed based on guidance provided by the OTC Derivatives Regulators Forum (ODRF) with respect to data access protocols


"In constructing this new portal, DTCC's goal is to provide access to OTC derivatives data to regulators in a timely, fair and seamless manner, without any preferential treatment across geographic jurisdictions worldwide," said Stewart Macbeth, DTCC managing director and general manager of DTCC's Warehouse Trust subsidiary, which operates DTCC's global CDS trade repository. "We have been committed since the inception of DTCC's central repository to providing data on global OTC derivatives transactions so that regulators can view risk exposures from a central vantage point as a means to help protect markets against systemic risk. DTCC anticipates that the creation of this portal will be of great value to global financial authorities and banking supervisors in fulfilling their regulatory mission in this regard."


Tailored views

The portal allows for each regulator to access reports tailored to its specific entitlements as a market regulator, prudential or primary supervisor, or central bank. These detailed reports are created for each regulator to show only the CDS data relevant to its jurisdiction, regulated entities or currency, at the appropriate level of aggregation. The information DTCC provides through the portal is consistent with the data-sharing guidelines outlined by the 40+ regulators and supervisors that comprise the ODRF. Examples of the reports available to regulators via the portal include:


Standard views

  • Counterparty Exposure Report – buy/sell positions for the regulated entity aggregated by counterparty and underlier.
  • Reference Entity Exposure Reports – buy/sell positions aggregated by underlier and counterparty.

Systemic reports

  • Aggregate Positions where large financial firm is underlying.
  • Aggregate Positions of large financial firms.
  • Currency Aggregate Open Position Report, by underlier.

Search views

  • Updated daily open trade search by participant or underlying reference entity. Future enhancements will enable transaction event search using latest available data.

Custom views

  • Specific report requests from a particular regulator will be produced and made available via this view.

Information is also made available in the currency of denomination in which the regulator is domiciled.


"DTCC's development of the regulatory portal is an evolutionary process and the company expects to add further reports and enhancements in concert with regulators worldwide on an ongoing basis," said Macbeth.


DTCC has provided, upon request, regulator reporting to more than 20 regulators on CDS information relevant to their areas of purview.


Public reporting

Since November 2008, DTCC has also been providing the general public with a significant level of aggregate transaction information on the top 1,000 corporate and sovereign CDS reference entities and CDS indices.


This information is updated every Tuesday after 5:00 p.m. ET (2200 GMT) and is accessible on www.dtcc.com. @


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