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Thomas Murray Data Services (TMDS) was founded in 1994 as a research-based ratings, information and technology firm specialising in the banking, securities and investment services industry. Today, TMDS provides comprehensive data-driven evaluation and monitoring of custodians, CSDs, CCPs, transfer agents, prime brokers and local capital markets together with industry-tailored applications for monitoring regulations, taxes, and market practices in over 100 markets.
TMDS has developed risk assessment methodologies for assessing custodians, CSDs, CCPs, PBs, TAs and capital market infrastructure risk in conjunction with industry participants. TMDS currently maintains risk ratings, assessments and profiles on over 250 global, regional and local market custodian banks, over 100 capital market infrastructures, approximately 400 transfer agents, 147 CSDs and 30 CCPs worldwide. Risk methodologies are updated regularly to maintain compatibility with on-going industry initiatives such as the CPSS-IOSCO principles. Most recently, the firm has launched an industry driven initiative to extend its assessments to CCPs and Market Asset Safety Rating market profiles covering the protection of invested assets in over 85 markets.