Beginning today, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) will expand the data published by its DTCC Deriv/Serv unit on credit default swaps (CDS) registered in the Trade Information Warehouse. Under this new policy, greater detail will be provided on weekly transaction activity, including additional information concerning new trades, terminations and assignments.

In the January 15, 2009 press release announcing the change, Frank De Maria, DTCC’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, stressed the importance of transparency to the CDS market. De Maria claimed that “users of the warehouse, market analysts, journalists and regulators” find the DTCC’s data tables to be an “invaluable resource.” Increased data will be provided in the aggregate, for single-name reference entity sectors and for major indices.