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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, and repurchase agreements (repos).

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.


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    CTM: 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: 7325

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    CTM: 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: 10918

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    CTM Product Release Information: Release 3

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt and equity asset class clients. ...
    In 2020 CTM PRIs Downloads: 337

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    CTM: System Requirements

    Describes the certified software and hardware for the CTM service. ...
    In Installation and Configuration Downloads: 9242

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    CTM: XML Message Specification: Debt and Equity

    Comprehensive reference for debt/equity messages. Refer to the Common Reference Data and Error Code ...
    In Direct XML Downloads: 17366

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    CTM: XML DTDs (Debt and Equity)

    A zip file of XML Data Type Descriptors (DTDs) currently in Client Test and Production. ...
    In Direct XML Downloads: 581

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    CTM: Common Reference Data

    Contains a cumulative listing of the allowed field values in the CTM service for debt and equities. ...
    In Data Reference Downloads: 17086

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    CTM: Error Code Data Reference

    Contains a cumulative listing of client-facing error codes including synchronous, asynchronous, noti ...
    In Data Reference Downloads: 11008

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

    Describes the fully-automated, push-enabled FIX 4.4 interface for investment managers using the CTM ...
    In Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Downloads: 8305

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    CTM: Straight to Match (STM): Overview and Best Practices

    Describes the Straight to Match (STM) feature, including flow, criteria, setup, and examples. ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 124

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    CTM: 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: 2984

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    CTM: 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: 8115

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    CTM: Fees and Taxes: Best Practices

    Describes marketplace fees and taxes and how to use them in the CTM service. ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 8622

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    CTM: MTI Batch Scheduler: Broker/Dealers

    Describes how to install and configure the batch scheduler to import and export trade information fo ...
    In Batch Schedulers Downloads: 3626

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    CTM Product Release Information: Release 2

    Describes new and updated optional functionality for debt and equity trades. ...
    In 2020 CTM PRIs Downloads: 588

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    CTM UI Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 13 (2020)

    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 284

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    CTM: 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: 6563

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    CTM UI Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 12 (2020)

    Describes new functionality and issue resolutions in Release 12 of the CTM UI 4.0. ...
    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 383

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    CTM: Print Confirm Fields

    This document describes the allocations from the CTM™ 3.0 user interface to the Print Confirm ...
    In User Interface 3.0 (Trade Blotter) Downloads: 126

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    CTM: US Domestic Trade Processing: Reference and Best Practices

    Describes best practices and serves as a reference for clients who use the CTM service for trades th ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 6384

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    CTM: Stepouts: Implementation Guide

    Describes how the CTM service processes stepouts. ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 2600

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    CTM: ALERT Key Auto Select (AKAS) Implementation Guide

    Describes how to use the optional ALERT Key Auto Select (AKAS) functionality for the CTM service. ...
    In Enrichment Downloads: 612

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    CTM: CREST Settlement Messages: Implementation Guide

    This document describes how to supply Place of Trade information for CREST-settling trades. ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 4250

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    CTM UI Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 11 (2020)

    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 830

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    CTM: Auto-Affirmation: Implementation Guide

    Describes how auto-affirmation works with US domestic trades in CTM. ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 3345

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    CTM: XML DTDs (Repos)

    A zip file of XML Data Type Descriptors (DTDs) in Client Test and Production. ...
    In Repurchase Agreements (Repos) Downloads: 386

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    CTM: Fixed Income: Best Practices

    Describes best practices, with examples, for fixed income trades in the CTM service. ...
    In General Downloads: 8343

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    CTM: XML Message Specification: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)


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    OASYS Functional Parity for US Trades With CTM Checklist

    This document provides a checklist to help prioritize the steps that need to be taken in order to be ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 604

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    CTM: Asset Class Overview: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)


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    CTM Product Release Information: Release 1

    Describes new and updated optional functionality for all asset classes. ...
    In 2020 CTM PRIs Downloads: 1199

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    ITP Cross-Product: Research Commissions: Best Practices

    This document describes the process of applying research amounts on all, some, or none of investment ...
    In General Downloads: 8863

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    CTM: MTI Batch Scheduler: Investment Managers

    Describes how to install and configure the batch scheduler to import and export trade information fo ...
    In Batch Schedulers Downloads: 3879

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    CTM: DCIGate for .NET User Guide

    Describes the DCIGate implementation for the .NET framework to run CTM. ...
    In .NET Framework Downloads: 4892

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    CTM: FAQs: What is Block Splitting?

    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 612

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    CTM: Trade Blotter Reference: Settlement Notification

    Describes how to manage manage settlement notifications in the trade blotter at pre-MAGR and MAGR st ...
    In User Interface 3.0 (Trade Blotter) Downloads: 6095

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    Trade Blotter Reference: Broker/Dealers

    Topics for broker/dealers to view, create, and manage trades. ...
    In User Interface 3.0 (Trade Blotter) Downloads: 6349

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    Trade Blotter Reference: Investment Managers

    Topics for investment managers to view, create, and manage trades. ...
    In User Interface 3.0 (Trade Blotter) Downloads: 7161

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    CTM: 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: 5351

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    CTM: Automatic Confirmation Creation with Proration: Best Practices

    Describes how the CTM service can automatically create, prorate, and truncate confirmations for brok ...
    In General Downloads: 3385

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    CTM UI Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 8 (2019)

    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 452

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    CTM UI Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 9 (2019)

    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 447

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    CTM UI Product Release Information: UI 4.0 Release 10 (2019)

    In User Interface 4.0 Downloads: 1117

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    Benefits of Moving Your US Trade Flows to CTM Fact Sheet

    Understand the key benefits of migrating US trade flow to the CTM service. ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 667

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    Leveraging ALERT for CTM Enrichment

    Understand how to leverage ALERT to enrich SSIs onto trades sent to the CTM service for matching. ...
    In Enrichment Downloads: 1000

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    Webinar Q&A: Processing US Fixed Income Trades via CTM

    Provides the Q&A content related to the webinar held on 22 October 2019. ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 606

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    CTM: Omnibus Block Settlement: Best Practices

    Describes the best practices for clients using omnibus block settlement. ...
    In General Downloads: 775

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    CTM: .NET Framework Connectivity Guide

    Describes the application programming interface for the .NET framework. ...
    In .NET Framework Downloads: 4399

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    CTM Product Release Information: Release 2

    Describes new and updated functionality for all asset class clients. ...
    In 2019 CTM Releases Downloads: 1107

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM Direct via Event Based Push with ALERT: Investment Managers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using Direct via Event Ba ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Investment Managers Downloads: 720

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM Direct via Event Based Push with ALERT: Broker/Dealers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using Direct via Event Ba ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Brokers Downloads: 815

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    CTM: 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: 14398

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    CTM Product Release Information for Off-Release FIX Protocol Updates

    Describes new and updated optional functionality for debt and equity asset class clients using the c ...
    In 2019 CTM Releases Downloads: 776

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM FIX with ALERT: Investment Managers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using Financial Informati ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Investment Managers Downloads: 837

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM FIX with ALERT: Broker/Dealers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using Financial Informati ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Brokers Downloads: 930

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    CTM: MTI Specification: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)


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    CTM Product Release Information: Release 1

    Describes new and updated functionality for debt and equity asset class clients. ...
    In 2019 CTM Releases Downloads: 1325

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM MTI with ALERT: Investment Managers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using Message Translation ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Investment Managers Downloads: 1040

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    CTM: Equity Options: Implementation Guide

    Describes how the CTM service processes equity options. ...
    In US-Specific Best Practices Downloads: 1561

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM Direct with ALERT: Investment Managers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM Service using Direct XML with ALE ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Investment Managers Downloads: 895

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM Direct with ALERT: Broker/Dealers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using Direct XML with ALE ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Brokers Downloads: 726

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM Settlement Notification with ALERT: Investment Managers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service to use Settlement Notific ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Investment Managers Downloads: 859

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM MTI with ALERT: Broker/Dealers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service using MTI (Message Transl ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Brokers Downloads: 983

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    Onboarding Guide for CTM Manual Interface with ALERT: Broker/Dealers

    Describes the onboarding tasks and timeframes to implement the CTM service to use the Manual User In ...
    In CTM Onboarding Guides - Brokers Downloads: 857

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    CTM: Trading Southbound Stock Connect Equities into Hong Kong: Best Practices

    This document highlights best practices for Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE) that trade throu ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 1276

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    CTM: Equity Trade Commissions: Best Practices

    Describes how the CTM service handles equity trade commissions. ...
    In General Downloads: 5698

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    CTM: Settlement Location: Best Practices and Recommendations

    Recommends how to use the CTM service to reduce settlement exceptions based on settlement location. ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 14900

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    CTM: Singapore Exchange Identification of On- and Off-Exchange Trades: Best Practices

    Describes best practices for clients to comply with Singapore Exchange (SGX) requirements. ...
    In Market-Specific Downloads: 4503

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    CTM: 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: 5441

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    CTM: Supplying Other Reporting Data: Best Practices

    Describes how to supply and retrive other reporting data in conformance with MiFID II regulations. ...
    In General Downloads: 3653

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    CTM: 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: 6692

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    CTM: Trade Blotter Reference: Repurchase Agreements (Repos)


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    CTM Broker/Dealer Manual Entry Job Aid

    Provides step-by-step instructions for manual brokers entering block and confirmation messages. ...
    In User Interface 3.0 (Trade Blotter) Downloads: 2148

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    CTM: Notification Services Reference

    Provides comprehensive information about centeral counterparty (CCP) notification, depository notifi ...
    In Settlement Notification and Other Services Downloads: 5428

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    CTM: Direct Client Interface Programmer's Guide

    Describes the Java application programming interface (API) for writing a connectivity application to ...
    In .NET Framework Downloads: 5141

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    CTM: Matching Time Deposits: Best Practices

    Describes best practices for matching time deposits in the CTM service even when there is no registe ...
    In General Downloads: 3643

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    CTM: Best Practices

    Describes best practices for clients who trade in the debt and equity asset classes. ...
    In General Downloads: 7920

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    CTM: 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: 26458

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    CTM: 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: 2699

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    CTM Confirm Archive - New User Training

    The CTM Confirm Archive - New User Training course will provide you with an overview of the Confirm Archive service, as well as demonstrating how to retrieve and download your CTM archived trades.

    CTM for Brokers – Using the CTM User Interface 3.0 to Manually Enter Trades

    Intended for brokers who use the CTM User Interface 3.0 to manually enter trades, this course shows you how to create new blocks and confirmations for both equity and debt trades and leverage the additional functionality available to make this process as efficient as possible.

    CTM for Brokers – Using the CTM User Interface 4.0 to Manually Enter Trades

    Intended for brokers who use the CTM User Interface 4.0 to manually enter trades, this course shows you how to create new blocks and allocations for both equity and debt trades and leverage the additional functionality available to make this process as efficient as possible.

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