The CTM™ service is our strategic platform for the central matching of cross-border and domestic transactions automating the trade confirmation process across multiple asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, repurchase agreements (repos), exchange traded derivatives and synthetic equity swaps.

This area of the learning center provides you with resources to understand how your organization can leverage the various user interface and message interface options to efficiently match and confirm trade details, increase transparency and mitigate risk.

To learn more, select a CTM topic from the menu on the left.


  • MTI Specification: Debt/Equity for Investment Managers

    An overview of the CTM message translation interface for investment managers trading in debt and equ ...
    In Message Translation Interface (MTI) Downloads: 3771

  • Fees and Taxes: Best Practices

    Describes marketplace fees and taxes and how to use them in the CTM service. ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 2956

  • Trade Blotter Reference: Broker/Dealers

    Topics for broker/dealers to view, create, and manage trades. ...
    In Trade Blotter Downloads: 1505

  • View Only Broker Implementation Guide and Procedures

    This guide is for investment managers and broker/dealers. It describes how to use the view only brok ...
    In General Downloads: 171

  • CTM: Best Practices

    Describes best practices for clients who trade in the debt and equity asset classes. ...
    In General Downloads: 2383

  • DCIGate for .NET User Guide

    Describes the DCIGate implementation for the .NET framework. ...
    In .NET Framework Downloads: 1218

  • USDI Domestic Trade Processing: Reference and Best Practices

    Describes best practices and serves as a reference for clients who use the CTM service for DTC-settl ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 1748

  • XML Message Specification: Debt/Equity and Common Messages

    Comprehensive reference for debt/equity messages and messages shared with other supported asset clas ...
    In Direct XML Downloads: 5318

  • Common Reference Data

    Contains a cumulative listing of the allowed field values in the CTM service. ...
    In Data Reference Downloads: 5894

  • Data Dictionary

    Dictionary of all debt and equity elements in the direct XML interface and of all fields in MTI for ...
    In Data Reference Downloads: 2557

  • Error Code Data Reference

    Contains a cumulative listing of client-facing error codes including synchronous, asynchronous, noti ...
    In Data Reference Downloads: 3136

  • Product Release Information: Release 2

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt and equity asset class clients. ...
    In 2018 Downloads: 394

  • MTI Specification: Debt/Equity for Broker/Dealers

    A  detailed specification of the CTM message translation interface for broker/dealers. ...
    In Message Translation Interface (MTI) Downloads: 2132

  • Settlement Services Reference: SWIFT MT541/543 and CSV Mapping

    Message specification for the CTM settlement notification service. Provides SWIFT MT541/543 and CSV- ...
    In Settlement Notification and Other Services Downloads: 7609

  • Trading China Stock Connect Equities: Best Practices

    Describes best practices for trading China-A equity shares through both the Shanghai and Shenzhen-Ho ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 3572

  • FIX 4.4 Interface Message Specification: Broker/Dealers (Current)

    Describes the fully-automated, push-enabled FIX 4.4 interface for broker/dealers using the CTM servi ...
    In Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Downloads: 2203

  • FIX 4.4 Interface Message Specification: Investment Managers (Current)

    Describes the fully-automated FIX 4.4 interface for investment managers using the CTM service. ...
    In Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Downloads: 2554

  • System Requirements

    Describes the certified software and hardware for the CTM service. ...
    In Installation and Configuration Downloads: 3655

  • Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 7

    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 471

  • XML DTDs (ETDs)

    A zip file of XML Data Type Descriptors (DTDs) in Client Test (deployed on March 1, 2018) and Produc ...
    In Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs) Downloads: 47

  • XML DTDs (Repos)

    A zip file of XML Data Type Descriptors (DTDs) in Client Test (deployed on March 1, 2018) and Produc ...
    In Repurchase Agreements (Repos) Downloads: 37

  • XML DTDs (Debt and Equity)

    A zip file of XML Data Type Descriptors (DTDs) in Client Test (deployed on March 1, 2018) and Produc ...
    In Direct XML Downloads: 1604

  • XML Message Specification: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)

    Comprehensive reference for submitting and managing repo trade messages using the direct XML interfa ...
    In Repurchase Agreements (Repos) Downloads: 72

  • Asset Class Overview: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)

    High-level overview of the CTM functionality available to match repo trades, including information a ...
    In Repurchase Agreements (Repos) Downloads: 109

  • FIX 4.4 Interface Message Specification: Broker/Dealers (Legacy)

    Describes the legacy, query-response FIX 4.4 interface for broker/dealers using the CTM service. ...
    In Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Downloads: 1780

  • FIX 4.4 Interface Message Specification: Investment Managers (Legacy)

    Describes the legacy, query-response FIX 4.4 interface for investment managers using the CTM service ...
    In Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Downloads: 2430

  • Product Release Information: Release 1

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt and equity asset class clients. ...
    In 2018 Downloads: 1123

  • Research Commissions: Best Practices

    This document describes the process of applying research amounts on all, some, or none of investment ...
    In General Downloads: 6647

  • Product Release Information: Release 3

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt/equity and repurchase agreements (repos) asset clas ...
    In 2017 Downloads: 1351

  • Supplying Other Reporting Data: Best Practices

    Describes how to supply and retrive other reporting data in conformance with MiFID II regulations. ...
    In General Downloads: 1462

  • XML Message Specification: Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs)

    Comprehensive reference for futures and options messages, including common reference data and a glos ...
    In Direct XML Downloads: 32

  • Message Translation Interface: Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs)

    Describes the message mapping for using Comma-Separated Value (CSV) files to exchange trade informat ...
    In Message Translation Interface (MTI) Downloads: 32

  • Product Release Information: Release 2

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt/equity and repurchase agreements (repos) asset clas ...
    In 2017 Downloads: 1377

  • Message Translation Interface: Exchange Traded Derivatives

    Describes the message mapping for using Comma-Separated Value (CSV) files to exchange trade informat ...
    In Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs) Downloads: 51

  • Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs): Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers questions that investment managers, executing brokers, and clearing brokers most commonly as ...
    In Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETDs) Downloads: 148

  • Product Release Information: Release 1

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt and equity asset class clients. ...
    In 2017 Downloads: 1880

  • .NET Framework Connectivity Guide

    Describes the application programming interface for the .NET framework. ...
    In .NET Framework Downloads: 1213

  • Trade Blotter Reference: Settlement Notification

    Describes how to manage manage settlement notifications in the trade blotter at pre-MAGR and MAGR st ...
    In Trade Blotter Downloads: 1540

  • Installing and Configuring Two Java Runtime Environments

    Describes how to install and configure two JREs for trade blotter clients. ...
    In Installation and Configuration Downloads: 1448

  • Trade Blotter Reference: Settlement Notification

    Topics for managing settlement notifications in the trade blotter at pre-MAGR and MAGR status. ...
    In Settlement Notification and Other Services Downloads: 1706

  • Notification Services Reference

    Provides comprehensive information about centeral counterparty (CCP) notification, depository notifi ...
    In Settlement Notification and Other Services Downloads: 1551

  • Settlement Location: Best Practices and Recommendations

    Recommends how to use the CTM service to reduce settlement exceptions based on settlement location. ...
    In General Downloads: 4039

  • Fixed Income: Best Practices

    Describes best practices, with examples, for fixed income trades in the CTM service. ...
    In General Downloads: 1948

  • Equity Trade Commissions: Best Practices

    Describes how the CTM service handles equity trade commissions. ...
    In General Downloads: 1886

  • Trade Blotter Reference: Investment Managers

    Topics for investment managers to view, create, and manage trades. ...
    In Trade Blotter Downloads: 1964

  • MTI: Conformance Guide for Investment Managers

    Describes MTI conformance testing for investment managers. ...
    In Message Translation Interface (MTI) Downloads: 1643

  • MTI: .DAT Files for Broker/Dealers

    The MTI_Transactions.dat and MTI_Records.dat files that describe the format of the import and export ...
    In Message Translation Interface (MTI) Downloads: 872


Watch this video to: - see the features of the newest version of the CTM User Interface - learn how you can upgrade...

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Understand the benefits of leveraging your existing CTM infrastructure to match equity swap...

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Watch this video to see how you can use the CTM User Interface 3.0 to manage your equity swap trades and resolve any...

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See how the matching process works when matching equity swap trades using CTM.   Disclosure: The services...

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Watch this brief overview of the CTM Equity Swap workflow to understand the parties involved in the...

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Step by step instructions on how to download your CTM Confirm Archive Reports.   Disclosure: The services...

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Step by step instructions on how to retrieve CTM Confirm Archive Reports by Report Version or Report...

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Step by step instructions on how to log into CTMTM and TradeSuite IDTMConfirm Archive...

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Short introduction about the CTMTMand TradeSuite IDTMConfirm Archive service.   Disclosure: The services...

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Learn about the functionality available to generate and send settlement notification messages to custodians and third...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to manually enter confirmations for broker/dealers who use the...

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Step-by-step instructions to manually create blocks and confirmations using the CTM User Interface v3.0. This...

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Learn how  to use the CTM Copy For Information (CFI) functionality to send copies of matched trades to interested...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to deal with a cancellation request from your counterparty using the CTM User...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to cancel a trade using the CTM User Interface 3.0.   Disclosure: The...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to amend a trade using the CTM User Interface...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to handle rejected trades using the CTM User Interface...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to resolve mismatched trades using the CTM User Interface...

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The CTM Client-Facing Dashboard is for investment managers to create and maintain their own matching profiles and...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to create a BRMG using the CTM Client-Facing Dashboard.   Disclosure: The...

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Step by step instructions on how to create a new matching profile using the CTM Client-Facing...

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If you are responsible for maintaining the BRMGs for multiple CTM organizations, you can use the distribute feature to...

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Step-by-step instructions on how to edit a broker matching group (BRMG) using the CTM Client-Facing...

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Step by step instructions on how to edit a matching profile using the CTM Client-Facing...

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Step by step instructions on how to use the CTM User Interface to identify the matching profile applied to your trade...

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Learn how the CTM service uses BRMGs to pair trades, including: The importance of the broker BIC (Business...

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Learn how matching profiles are used to match trades through the CTM service, including: How the profile is applied...

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