About Determinations Committees
The Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees (DCs) each consist of 10 sell-side and five buy-side voting firms, alongside consultative firms and central counterparty observer members. DC Administration Services, Inc. acts as a secretary to each DC, and does not have a vote.
The role of the DCs is to apply the definitions within credit default swap documentation to specific cases, and make factual, evidence-based determinations on Credit Events and other issues.
Each DC deliberates issues involving Reference Entities traded under Transaction Types that relate to the relevant region. The determinations made by the DCs are governed by the Determinations Committees Rules.
In this section you will find information relating to the DCs themselves. This includes information on the current and past members of the Determinations Committees and the Rules that govern DC determinations. Details on the annual list review process, which determines the composition of each DC, is available. You can also find materials relating the Big and Small Bang Protocols. We hope you find the materials below useful. If you have any further questions, then you can also contact us directly.
Past DC Members
Auction Hardwiring Protocol Materials
Pre-DC CDS Protocol Archive