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Value of the Utility Model

As an industry-owned and governed utility, DTCC is uniquely positioned to help the industry meet the operational and regulatory challenges arising from transactions processing and reporting mandates in the derivatives and securities financing markets.

The utility model enables DTCC to reinvest revenues from its Repository and Derivatives Services (RDS) offerings into the business -- to enhance existing solutions, expand into new service areas, strengthen client support channels, and invest in new technologies for service delivery.

As a utility, DTCC also engages all stakeholders – clients, vendors, service partners, regulators –to collaborate in developing and enhancing its RDS solutions. New services, such as the Global Trade Repository’s (GTR’s)1 Securities Financing Transactions Regulations (SFTR) solution offered through its European trade repository, DDRL, bring in new groups of stakeholders and present more opportunities for outreach to increase the understanding of regulatory mandates and how RDS services address them.

DTCC is also a leading participant in industry forums such as ISDA® (International Swaps and Derivatives Association), SIFMA's AMG (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Asset Management Group), ICMA (International Capital Market Association), and AFME (Association for Financial Markets in Europe).

1. DTCC offers the Global Trade Repository service through its registered/licensed trade repositories.