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The Global Technical Committee have been working on a number of Extension Packs relating to MiFID II. Please see below the details of the latest Extension Packs that have been released.

EP237 – MiFID II and MiFIR Extensions Part 4. This extension pack, initiated by the FIX EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee and the Global Technical Committee, extends the FIX Protocol to meet the requirements of MIFID II and MiFIR. This extension pack covers a fourth set of critical data requirements identified by the committees and sub-working groups.

EP236 – This extension pack addresses the gaps in the FIX Protocol Application Layer related to MiFID II RTS 28 and best execution reporting requirements.

EP235 – This extension pack addresses the gaps to the FIX Protocol Application Layer standard to meet the requirements for ESMA RTS 2 and RTS 23 which specifically addresses the data standards and formats for financial instrument reference data.

EP234 – This extension pack extends the FIX Protocol to support a new attribute to the various allocation repeating components allowing for identification of the leg of a multileg order or trade.

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FIX Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines – Waters Tech article

The FIX Trading Community released new cybersecurity guidelines for FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) standards after concerns were raised over the vulnerability of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol. FIX—a standard messaging language for most asset classes—set up a subgroup of the Cybersecurity Working Group to develop technical standards for using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Discussions started in 2015 with the...

MIFID II Data Deluge: Why We Need to Collaborate – Bext Execution Article

It is now over 2½ years since the first meetings were held by a number of different FIX working groups to review MiFID II topics with the aim of providing guidelines and best practices for market participants. What has become clear since those first calls, was that many participants on the calls were also participating in other working groups with...

FIX Trading Community releases guidelines to help firms meet cybersecurity requirements

London, New York, Hong Kong, 24th January 2018: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the release of the FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) standard and guidelines to assist users of the FIX Protocol meet certain security requirements. FIXS is part of a larger programme of work that the FIX Trading Community initiated...

Has the financial services landscape already changed following MiFID II implementation? – bobsguide article

With any and all significant legislation, the industry have voiced their opinions on MiFID II as the deadline came and went. The concerns, challenges and expectations from various industry leaders have been collated below. Yesterday, January 3, marked the seven year wait for the sequel legislation that builds upon the groundwork laid out by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive...