When applying for DTC eligibility, all applicable NIIDS Data Elements must be input to DTC’s underwriting system, UW SOURCE, using the same process outlined in New Issue Eligibility. This information, the data needed for trade reporting, trade matching and to set up trade confirmations (“trade-eligible data”) , as well as other data required for DTC eligibility review must be submitted to DTC in order to make an eligibility determination for a municipal security.
Once a data file has been transmitted to DTC, it is accepted or rejected and the status is reported to the sender. DTC timestamps and records the source of the information. DTC accepts multiple transmissions and changes the status of the issue from “pending” to “trade eligible” when all the required data has been received. After receipt of the minimum required data, and only after the Dissemination Agent has given its authorization, the NIIDS data will be disseminated to subscribers. Authorization occurs when the Disseminating Agent sets the dissemination flag to “yes.”
The Dissemination Agent’s contact information is distributed to enable subscribers to contact it with questions or comments. Subscribers and DTC participants can access the data from NIIDS in real time to populate their security masterfile databases.
Any firm that wishes to receive NIIDS data elements through UW SOURCE must sign a NIIDS Subscriber Agreement.
DTC does not validate or seek to confirm the NIIDS data elements but merely acts as a conduit to pass along such information.
The results are added to the user’s home page of UW SOURCE, enabling firms to view and manage their municipal issues.