Agents establish access to DTC’s system through PTS/PBS or ANIRA. This access is required for daily balancing of FAST positions as well as confirming transactions made into and out of DTC’s FAST balance. New FAST agents will be assigned a FAST transfer agent number by DTC.
Requests to add DTC-eligible securities to the FAST program should be directed to the FAST Implementation mailbox at [email protected]. All requests should include the security's CUSIP and the applicable FAST agent number. While debt issues are added upon request, all equity issues undergo an application review process. Upon approval, DTC will send the inventory to the agent for cancellation and will provide instructions about adding the security to the FAST balance. The agent (as required by the FAST Balance Certificate Agreement) must create a balance certificate representing the FAST balance position for each security.
FAST Agent Application Process and Requirements
For agents interested in becoming a FAST agent, please see the How to Become a FAST Agent Guide and the referenced documents below. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, the application will be reviewed and the agent will be notified of the status. To obtain further information about DTC’s requirements, please email [email protected].
DTC Balance Certificate Agreements
Connectivity to DTC
There are various communication protocols to establish connectivity with DTC, including mainframe and via broadband Internet. Typically, large and medium-size agents elect mainframe connection while smaller agents elect broadband Internet connection to DTC. ANIRA facilitates access to DTC's systems via broadband Internet connection. The details needed to connect to DTC through ANIRA are referenced below. Agents interested in establishing mainframe connection should send an email request for further details.
- ANIRA User Guide
- ANIRA Connection Request
FAST agents are required to designate a Super Access Coordinator who is responsible for requesting access to DTC functions and entitlements on behalf of other employees at the agent.
FAST Issue Eligibility
A FAST transfer agent can request a DTC-eligible security to be added to the FAST program by submitting a request to the FAST implementation mailbox at [email protected] to initiate the application process.
Existing FAST transfer agents interested in opening a Direct Registration System / Limited Participant Account (DRS / LPA) should send an email request to mailbox [email protected] to obtain further information about DTC requirements.
FAST Agent Retirement
DTC retirement instructions for FAST transfer agents can be found within the form below.
Specific client support e-mail addresses are listed in the Client Center.