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DTCC Makes its Voice Heard With European Institutions

APCO has provided strategic communication and political consulting to DTCC in various markets since 2009.

Challenge: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides clearing and settlement services to the financial markets, needed to engage with fast-moving and materially significant EU legislative discussions on financial markets’ post-trade infrastructures.

Approach: APCO acted as DTCC’s eyes and ears in Brussels, Berlin and Paris, and helped DTCC establish its presence with a comprehensive outreach and positioning campaign.

Results: DTCC successfully engaged with Europe’s legislative process, and over the past five years has developed strong and transparent relationships with the European Commission, the European Parliament and various Member States, and regulators across the continent. DTCC is now recognized as a global utility that gives policymakers, regulators and market participants a world-wide picture of crucial transactions, which helps them improve stability and mitigate risk.