Mission Statement

FIX Trading Community is built around clear standards

FIX Protocol is part of the fabric of capital markets.  Formed in 1991 at the dawn of electronic trading, FIX connects the global ecosystem of venues, asset managers, banks/brokers, vendors and regulators by standardizing the communication amoung participants.  This is accomplished by following 4 key principles:

  • Creating and maintaining robust open standards across the whole ecosystem from pre-trade to market data to settlement.
  • Providing advice and counsel to regulatory bodies in a transparent and unbiased way.
  • Seeking ways to improve the trading process front to back for the global financial services industry.
  • Providing our members with a neutral, collaborative environment to come together through member-driven conferences and other critical forums to promote, support and educate.

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Updated News from the FIX Trading Community

CAT Implementations

Guidance for CAT Implementations – FIX and FIF members collaborated to provide guidance for firms implementing CAT NMS Plan (Phase 2A-Equities) CAT-FIX...

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FIX Extension Packs

Recent extensions to the protocol, initiated by working groups, have completed Global Technical Committee review and approval and have been published on...

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FIX Orchestra

FIX Orchestra was conceived as machine readable rules of engagement between counterparties. Orchestra is intended to cut time to onboard counterparties and...

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The Market Model Typology (MMT) was developed to provide data standardization across financial markets.  The latest version of MMT delivers efficient operational...

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Trading Venues Aim to Unlock Value of Green Bonds

In 2007, a historic document landed on the desks of leaders around the globe. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, assembled by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization, had published a report providing scientific data showing that it was “very likely” that human action was directly linked to climate change. The impact of industrialization on the...

FIX aims to Reduce Pain Points in ESG Data

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit standards body, aims to make it easier for the financial industry to use environmental, social and governance data as asset managers could spend roughly $554m ($515m) for ESG data next year. Rebecca Healey, Liquidnet Rebecca Healey, global head of market structure & strategy at Liquidnet and co-chair of the FIX Trading Community’s EMEA regulatory subcommittee,...

FIX to Publish New Equities Data Standard

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit standards body, aims to distribute new data flags for equities in the second quarter which could be integrated in a consolidated tape and create a golden source of European data. Graham Dick, FIX co-chair for consolidated tape working group and chief executive of Aquis Exchange Europe in Paris, told Markets Media that FIX set up...

ESG: The Top 10 things traders need to know

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is rapidly becoming the key topic of 2019. News that the European Commission has now formally incorporated new legislation on sustainability disclosures1 will only speed up adoption of ESG factors within the investment process. Asset managers will not only be required to integrate and disclose sustainability risks within their portfolios but will also be required...