Sebi on Friday asked brokers to link the unique client code (UCC) of investors to the latter’s demat accounts. UCC is a number that is assigned to each investor and is “unique” in nature.Sebi also directed exchanges and depositories to put in place a mechanism to map each UCC with one or more demat accounts. The Sebi direction is aimed at detecting and preventing brokers from illegally diverting securities of investors to make a fast buck. Every investor with a broking house is assigned a UCC. However, the same individual will have a different UCC when he opens an account with another broker.