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Learn how to initiate UTC Input Testing, review UTC Documentation, including record formats and input/output message formats, and explore all the features and functionality of the Trade Relationship Management web-based application. You will need to log in to view UTC content.

Universal Trade Capture (UTC)About Universal Trade Capture (UTC)

The Universal Trade Capture (UTC) initiative has consolidated and modernized the trade capture reporting process. In doing so, UTC created a single validation and reporting engine for NSCC’s four legacy trade capture systems (Correspondent Clearing, Over-the-Counter, New York Stock Exchange, and Regional Interface Operation). This engine increases NSCC throughput and reduces storage costs, which increases efficiencies and accommodates future growth in trading volume. UTC also introduces a standardized input record from all marketplaces to eliminate the need for firms to run their own internal conversion programs or outsource the function to third parties – reducing the cost and complexity of the post-trade process.

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  • Universal Trade Capture (UTC) Specifications Document, version 3.5

    This document provides an interactive messaging specification for all inputs to and output from the ...
    In UTC User Guides & Notices Downloads: 153

  • UTC Common Trade Date FIX Output Format

    Header, Data and Trailer information is provided in the UTC Common Trade Date FIX Output Format docu ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 96

  • UTC Common Trade FIX Input Format

    Header, Data and Trailer information is provided in the UTC Common Trade FIX Input Format document. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 68

  • Trade Capture Portal User Guide for ECB, Version 1.1

    NSCC’s Equity Commission Billing system supports a commission payment process related to some ...
    In UTC User Guides & Notices Downloads: 93

  • Universal Trade Capture (UTC) Portal User Guide, Version 1.1

    Universal Trade Capture (UTC) is the primary vehicle for markets and clearing firms to submit transa ...
    In UTC User Guides & Notices Downloads: 244

  • End of Day DTCC to Participant Final

    End of Day Final Good Night Message to Participants. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 70

  • Gap Fill Request Message

    UTC Gap Fill Request Message for FIX over MQ and FIX Submissions. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 44

  • End of Day Market to DTCC

    End of Day from Markets (by Sending Entity) ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 49

  • End of Day DTCC to Participant by Market

    End of Day Good Night Messages to Participants by Market. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 48

  • End of Day DTCC to Market

    End of Day Confirmation To Markets. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 42

  • When Issued/When Distributed Totals MRO to Participants

    MRO product containing unpeeled when issued totals; grouped by clearing participant number, market a ...
    In UTC MRO File Specifications Downloads: 54

  • When Issued/When Distributed Peeled Securities MRO to Participants

    MRO product providing clearing participants with notification of peeled when issued trade(s) settlem ...
    In UTC MRO File Specifications Downloads: 48

  • UTC Messaging Setup

    DTCC no longer supports production parallel test output in the DTCC test system (UAT/PSE). DTCC para ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 87

  • Broker Cease to Act Message

    This document outlines the expected UTC output testing sequence. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 34

  • Output Test Approach

    This document outlines the expected UTC output testing sequence. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 46

  • Input Test Approach

    This document outlines Universal Trade Capture (UTC) input testing capabilities and expectations. ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 87

  • NSCC Print Image Reporting

    NSCC has created a new print image report that includes trade data from individual legacy posttrade ...
    In UTC User Guides & Notices Downloads: 62

  • Automated Broker Suspension Notice Information

    NSCC generates a notification message when an NSCC broker is suspended from clearing (NSCC “ce ...
    In UTC User Guides & Notices Downloads: 35

  • Test Plan Certification for UTC

    Test Plan Certification for UTC Input ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 67

  • Intraday MRO

    UTC Common Trade Date MRO Output Format ...
    In UTC MRO File Specifications Downloads: 181

  • Trade Relationship Management (TRM) User Guide

    Describes the functionality available through the TRM web-based application that allows eligible NSC ...
    In UTC User Guides & Notices Downloads: 71

  • UTC Input Test Cases

    This is a four-page document detailing Market Input Test Cases. Please submit all test cases that ap ...
    In UTC Input/Output Message Formats Downloads: 95

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