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Re-Imagining Post-Trade

DTCC Institutional Trade Processing (ITP) is an open, post-trade infrastructure that eliminates all redundancies and manual processing across asset classes – to create a place where you can manage the entire trade lifecycle, from post-execution to settlement, from one platform.

Explore our infographic below and read our whitepaper, Re-Imagining Post-Trade: No-Touch Processing Within Reach to learn more about how we enable our clients to achieve an optimal, no-touch processing workflow.

Optimal No-touch Processing Workflow

Optimal No-Touch Processing Workflow

With no-touch processing, reference data is centralized, and enrichment occurs just-in-time from golden data sources facilitating efficient downstream processes and eliminating the need for local data stores. Parties agree on trade economics and SSIs on trade date, resulting in an authoritative trade record.

All parties are notified with the same authoritative instruction and are tracking and resolving exceptions to ensure settlement finality. In addition to capturing all exceptions and consolidating settlements management, a one integrated platform will provide operational data, analytics and reporting bringing transparency into the root cause of common exceptions.


Central User Interface

To support the ITP strategy, all market participants will have access to a single interface and a central portal where they can view and manage the entire lifecycle from post-execution to settlement. ITP is also adopting standards and best practices for its messaging interfaces with an open application programing interface (API) architecture to provide flexible integration options.



With our Enrichment solutions, trades are automatically enriched from accurate and timely data sources. The automated provision of standing settlement instructions (SSIs) from ALERT®, the world’s largest database of golden source SSIs and legal entity identifiers (LEIs) from the GMEI utility removes manual intervention and improves efficiency, reducing the risk of settlement failure.

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Our global harmonized Agreements solution, Central Trade Manager (CTM®), provides central matching of cross-border and domestic transactions, automating the trade confirmation process across multiple asset classes globally. As a result, firms can manage their entire post-trade matching process on a single best practice solution and benefit from an average 95% same day matching rate.

In the U.S., CTM’s Match to Instruct (M2i) workflow acts as a key enabler to achieving T+1 settlement by automatically triggering trade affirmation and delivery of DTC eligible securities directly to the DTC for settlement when a trade match between an investment manager and executing broker occurs. In fact, clients using the M2i workflow to match, agree and settle their U.S. institutional trading achieve a near 100% affirmation rate by 9 PM on trade date.

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Settlements Management

Our Settlements Management solutions play a crucial role by supporting the automation of the trade settlement lifecycle. They provide connectivity from agreement platforms and external parties, notification, and instruction of transactions to post trade participants and interested parties, and the tracking of settlement statuses until receipt or delivery is confirmed, servicing multiple asset classes, and allowing for seamless connectivity through the settlement lifecycle.

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Data Analytics

Our post-trade ITP Data Analytics solution provides powerful analytics tools enabling you to measure and compare operational performance against counterparties, industry standards and peers. With dedicated metrics and analyses on data points that can assist in preparations for the proposed move to a U.S. T+1 settlement cycle, and in the prevention of failed trade penalties under regulations such as Europe’s CSDR. Learn more today.

Learn more about ITP’s current data analytics capabilities through the ITP Data Analytics service:


Exception Management

The DTCC Exception Manager service gives clients the ability to publish, manage and communicate on exceptions throughout the trade lifecycle based on accurate source data, aligning to operational and regulatory requirements including the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) and MiFID. By centralizing and standardizing exception processing across a common shared platform and providing detailed post-trade analytics, it enables faster resolution and delivers a significant reduction in the number of future exceptions. For trades that do fail, the platform will help to facilitate management with CSDR-specific data points, tracking information and buy-in risk indicators.

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Authoritative Trade Record

The establishment of an authoritative trade record involves two steps, enrichment and agreement.