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Strengthening the U.S. Treasuries Market

The U.S. Treasury Market is the largest and most liquid sovereign debt market in the world, with transactions cleared through DTCC’s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) that exceeded $1.5 quadrillion annually in 2022.

Currently, U.S. Treasury Market activity is split between two disparate clearing processes: bilaterally cleared transactions and centrally cleared transactions via FICC.

Treasuries, which are backed by the "full faith and credit” of the U.S. government, are widely held and actively traded by institutional investors, central banks, corporations, individuals, and many other private and public institutions. Because the Federal Reserve uses the U.S. Treasury Market as a key tool to implement monetary policy and the federal government relies on the sale of Treasuries to finance essential services, the smooth and uninterrupted functioning of these markets is critically important to the strength and stability of the entire U.S. economy.

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FICC’s Flexible Access
To Central Clearing

FICC maintains an open access
approach, with several flexible
membership types eligible for clearing.

Direct Participant

  • Netting
  • CCIT
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Indirect Participant

  • Sponsoring
  • Sponsored
  • Agented-Style
    (Prime Broker,
    Correspondent Clearing)
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GSD Fundamentals

US Government Securities is the largest sector of the fixed income market.

The statements and other information available on and through this page, including information in any links and documents available on this page, is for informational purposes only. Please refer to the GSD Rules for descriptions of the rules, procedures, and all rights, obligations, and other requirements of both FICC and its participants in connection with their use of GSD’s services. In the case of any discrepancy between the information available here and the GSD Rules, the GSD Rules govern.