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Technical Notice

Reminder – Third CTCI Migration Production Test for TRACE and ORF

August 26, 2019

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, September 7, 2019, 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 Contacts:

Refer to this notice for a list of Saturday production tests scheduled for 2019.

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