Tiering Direction refers to the direction of relationships the heirarchy structure is built from an entity starting point using raw data. By default, the Organization Hierarchy tiers down from, or shows children of, the current entity displayed in the Institution Profile.
While an entity may have multiple parents and ownership paths, only one entity is declared as the unique top tier institution. A top holder entity is determined to be a "unique" top holder after resolving tie-breaker situations.
For active institutions, the default effective date is the current date. In the cases of inactive institutions, the default effective date is the start date of the period of activity demonstrated in the profile. Modifying the effective date allows users to explore relationships throughout an entity's life time.
Each row in the data set demonstrates a unique parent-child relationship. The data set demonstrates one to many relationship paths starting from one entity and and ending with another.
Most relationships between entities can be described as parent-child relationship, where one entity, the parent, has some ownership over another, the child. There are exceptions to this simplification of the data. First, a child entity can have one to many parents. Second, a parent can have one to many children. Third, a chain of relationships, or path, can exist such that are multiple tiers between the top most parent and the bottom most child. Finally, an uncommon 'circular relationship' might exist between parent and child.
Relationships in the data table can be extrapolated by examining the values for RSSD ID and Parent RSSD ID. For each unique parent-child relationship there will be one row in the data set. For example, if an entity has three parents then there will be three rows where the RSSD ID is the same and the Parent RSSD ID is unique:
A circular relationship is demonstrated in the data set as two rows. The following example shows that the RSSD ID in one row is declared the parent of its Parent RSSD ID in another row:
A data set row where the RSSD ID is a Top Tier entity, and thus has no parents, will not have a value for the Parent RSSD ID. For example:
The dataset is comprised of one to many paths. A path is defined as a chain of unique parent-child relationships starting from one entity down to a childless entity or up to a parentless top tier entity. The following example demonstrates one path starting with a top tier entity. Notice that the RSSD ID in one row is a Parent RSSD ID in the next row and the last RSSD ID in the data set is childless:
Sorting the hierarchy data set is achieved by clicking the column headers of the data table and allows users to explore the relationships within the dataset. By default the dataset is sorted by Row ID.
Institutions such as credit unions, governments, government agencies, overseeing regulatory bodies, US Central banks or liquidity agencies, pseudo entities, and individuals or groups of individuals do not have tiering data, and therefore the Organization Hierarchy feature is not available for those entities.
The displayed data set can be downloaded into a CSV formatted file using the Download Results button.