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Goldman Sachs Announces Clearing Services for OTC Derivatives

New Derivatives Clearing Services (DCS) business to provide suite of integrated agency clearing services for all listed and OTC derivatives

New York, July 27, 2010 – Goldman Sachs announced today the launch of its Derivatives Clearing Services (DCS) business. DCS provides clients with a comprehensive global OTC clearing service for interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equities and commodities.

Goldman Sachs DCS is an agency business designed to streamline the client derivatives clearing experience across products, asset classes and regions. DCS builds upon the firm’s globally recognized prime brokerage and futures clearing platforms to maximize efficiency and provide an integrated suite of tools and reporting for clients.

“In partnership with our clients, regulators and multiple clearing venues, we are committed to improving market structure for derivatives,” said Michael Dawley, Managing Director and Co-Head of Futures and DCS, Goldman Sachs. “The DCS offering provides our clients with a host of value-added services and multi-product expertise to successfully navigate this dynamically changing environment.”

Goldman Sachs recognizes that clients will be faced with new reporting, connectivity, and regulatory requirements. The firm is committed to investing in innovative solutions to help clients address these changes.

“The move to central clearing for OTC derivatives is a significant turning point in the marketplace," said Jack McCabe, Managing Director and Co-Head of Futures and DCS at Goldman Sachs. “Our strong trading franchise, coupled with our market leading futures and prime brokerage services, enables us to provide our clients with the foundation they need to adapt to these important industry developments."


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

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