DTCC Proposes Measures to Further Reduce US Settlement Times

The two proposals could bring settlement down to a day-and-a-half from time of trade, but still need more feedback from the industry.

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The DTCC proposed in a white paper released Monday two possible ways to bring down the settlement cycle using services it already offers and perhaps hit within a few hours of T+1, or trading day plus one day for settlement.

Dan Thieke, managing director and general manager for settlement and asset services for DTCC says the two services—accelerated settlement and settlement optimization—can bring clearing very close to a T+1 or even a T+0 basis.

“Those two proposals combined can significantly

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