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Technical Notice

CTCI Migration Production Test for TRACE and ORF

January 03, 2020

FINRA currently supports three methods for the reporting of transactions to its TRACE and Over-The -Counter Reporting (ORF) products – FIX, Computer-to-Computer Interface (CTCI) and TRAQS. As announced in August 2018, beginning in early first quarter 2020, FINRA will no longer support the CTCI protocol (CTCI/TCP; CTCI/MQ) for both TRACE and ORF transaction reporting. Any client, including Service Bureaus, that currently utilizes CTCI and wishes to continue to deliver electronic transactions (i.e., not via TRAQS) needs to migrate to the FIX protocol by Monday, February 3, 2020

On Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, FINRA will offer another opportunity for any client or Service Bureau wanting to test their production FIX connections and software. 


Test Connectivity – (212) 231-5180, Option 1; [email protected]
Test Registration (register by January 9, 2020) – (212) 231-5180, Option 1; [email protected]
Test Day Software Questions – (800) 519-4276; p/c 8584438;FINRA Product Management

Questions regarding this notice should be sent to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.