DTCC Calls for Establishing Business Resilience as Industry-wide Priority to Protect Against Future Market Disruptions

DTCC Calls for Establishing Business Resilience as Industry-wide Priority to Protect Against Future Market Disruptions
23.09.2019 10:08 am

DTCC Calls for Establishing Business Resilience as Industry-wide Priority to Protect Against Future Market Disruptions

Infrastructure

Acknowledging the growing potential for future disruptions to critical business services that could create market instability, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today called for establishing business resilience as an industry-wide priority in a new white paper, Resilience First.

In the paper, DTCC says a paradigm shift is required to protect the global financial system from the significant threats posed by cyber-attacks, the rapid development and adoption of new technologies, the increased interconnectedness of the financial ecosystem, and growing industry-wide concentration risks, among other dynamics. Business resilience refers to an organization’s ability to safeguard its critical services against the threat of potentially disruptive events, regardless of their nature or origin.

“With the threat of potential disruptions continuing to grow, firms can no longerafford to focus on disaster recovery, business continuity management and cybersecurity in isolation,” said Dan Thieke, Managing Director, Business Risk & Resilience Management. “Resilience initiatives should look holistically at threats and aim to safeguard critical business services against a wide range of technical, physical, logical or financial disruptions.”

In the paper, DTCC highlights the need for a holistic, forward-looking and highly collaborative approach to business resilience. Rather than solely focusing on individual processes, business resilience efforts should be broadened to include all relevant stakeholders, consider an end-to-end perspective across critical business services, incorporate resilience into the initial design of new products and services, and ensure full business ownership.

The paper also describes a set of core principles and supporting guidelines that can further resilience efforts. The principles and guidelines were developed for DTCC but can be adopted by a wide range of entities looking to make their critical business services even more robust.

To move forward, ongoing industry collaboration will be necessary to ensure readiness to mitigate the impact of technical, physical or logical disruptions to critical business services.

“We are committed to leveraging our experience to lead the discussion on the evolution of industry-wide resilience. This is a key strategic enabler that is consistent with our mission to deliver the world’s most resilient and secure post-trade infrastructure for our clients,” said Dan Thieke, Managing Director, Business Risk & Resilience Management.

Given the collaborative nature of the firm’s resilience initiatives, DTCC will be conducting a broad external outreach program to its clients and other key stakeholders to validate and refine its plans. The white paper is a key part of that engagement and is intended to foster further dialogue and discussion on this critical topic.

Related News

Nine in 10 Financial IT Leaders Say The Very Survival of Their Firms Depends on Digitalisation in the Next Two Years

 Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, released a survey showing that, despite being one... Read more »

ConsenSys Codefi Announces Ethereum 2.0 Staking Pilot Program with Six Members

ConsenSys Codefi is launching an Ethereum 2.0 staking-as-a-service platform with institutional functionality for... Read more »

Banking Circle adds USD Amazon collections for its marketplace customers

Banking Circle, the innovative financial infrastructure provider, has enhanced the tools available to Payments businesses for their marketplace customers. Payments businesses... Read more »

Forecast by Robocash Group: 5G will boost financial inclusion in emerging markets in Asia

Driving improvements in the digital space, 5G has accelerated financial inclusion in emerging markets in Asia. Analysts of the financial holding ... Read more »

Meniga closes a €8.5m strategic investment round led by Groupe BPCE, Grupo Crédito Agrícola & UniCredit

Meniga, a leading provider of digital banking technology for the world’s largest banks, has closed a €8.5m strategic investment led by customers Groupe BPCE, the second-largest... Read more »

Magazine
ALL
Free Newsletter Sign-up
+44 (0) 208 819 32 53 +44 (0) 173 261 71 47
Download Our Mobile App
Financial It Youtube channel