The Significance of Risk Management at DTCC and How You Can Play a Part

The Significance of Risk Management at DTCC and How You Can Play a Part

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Every business day in the United States, investors execute hundreds of millions of securities transactions—exchanging money for shares of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial instruments.

These transactions generate pools of capital that fund many business and government activities, including expanding existing companies and creating new ones.

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), through its subsidiaries, plays a leading role in keeping this transaction pipeline flowing smoothly and efficiently. It does so by processing all the transfers of money and securities between buyers and sellers for the US capital markets.

And, because DTCC guarantees the completion of most of the stock and bond transactions it processes, it reduces risks for investors and the global financial system.

In short, DTCC’s post-trade processing services help make the US markets the safest and most resilient in the world, attracting capital flows from investors at home and abroad.

A key part of this activity is our Risk Management.

Want to be part of our team?

For DTCC risk management means anticipating “unthinkable, unknowable, and unimaginable” threats. It’s at the heart of the company’s mission, as it has been since its inception nearly 50 years ago.

Risk management entails effective and timely identification, measurement, monitoring, and mitigation of credit, market, liquidity, systemic, cyber, and operational risks for the DTCC enterprise, its users, and the marketplace.

An ever-changing risk landscape magnifies the importance of operational resilience, or an organization’s ability to safeguard and continue to provide its critical services regardless of the nature or origin of a disruptive event.

Among the known risks that DTCC faces, two especially demand constant vigilance:

  • Financial – participant firms might be unable to meet their monetary obligations.
  • Technological – the automated systems might be disrupted by natural disasters, a cyberattack, or other operational issues.

If left unchecked, either of these risks could interfere with and, at its most extreme, prevent clearance and settlement of trades.

Being proactive and vigilant in assessing real-time risks is one of the most powerful tools to ensure the financial markets remain safe and stable.

We are continuously seeking top talent to play this important role at DTCC.

Be part of this exciting and important work by contacting us today to learn more about opportunities in our Risk teams.

Contact : Christie Waller [email protected] 

Learn more about opportunities at DTCC


About the Author

DTCC was established more than five decades ago to reduce risk in the financial markets by centralizing and streamlining the processing of securities transactions. Today, we stand at the center of global trading activity, processing over 100 million financial transactions every day, and maintaining multiple data and operating centers worldwide.

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