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Universal Trade Capture (UTC)
Welcome to the Universal Trade Capture (UTC) section of the Learning Center! The UTC system validates and reports equity transactions that are submitted to NSCC throughout the trading day by exchange or qualified special representatives (QSRs) that are NSCC members. Locate the content that you need by using Search to filter and view all relevant content or access Resources to navigate to all of the UTC content.
The Universal Trade Capture (UTC) service is a trade capture reporting process that validates and reports equity transaction submitted to NSCC by an exchange or Qualified Special Representatives (QSRs) that is an NSCC Member. The service enables 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). UTC increases NSCC throughput and reduces storage costs, which increases efficiencies and accommodates future growth in trading volume.
The UTC service provides 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. UTC provides Members with real-time contract output in one unified format. Members may elect to receive contract data in a Financial Information eXchange (FIX), Message Queue (MQ), or another unified output file.