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 among 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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FIX Trading Community: Shaping the Future of Trading


Guidance produced by the Brexit WG to address trade reporting and Share Trading Obligations (STO) across EU and UK domiciles.



Version 1.2 RC1 is available for public comment and review.  The update includes new functionality and features.


FIX Family of Standards

Specifications and resources to help understand and use the
various FIX standards

FIX Standards


Connect with the FIX community and find out about current initiatives underway


FIX in the News

ESG in 2021

Post the Biden victory and now the release of updated European Sustainable Finance Disclosure regulation, capital markets are gearing up for the new mantra that “Green is Now Good”. This is the very concept discussed at FIX EMEA 2020 back in September – ESG is no longer a fringe concept but now an integral part of the larger investment ecosystem....

FIX Holiday Message and 2020 Recap

A holiday message from the FIX Trading Community and a recap of all of the work accomplished in 2020. Click here to view. FIX Initiatives can be found here.  Contact the Program Office if you would like to participate!

Industry Bodies Publish APAC Charter for Indication of Interest Issuers

Published by: Regulation Asia| 10th November 2020 ASIFMA, Quorum 15, Asia TraderForum, the FIX Trading Community and their members have established a consistent approach for issuing Indications of Interest. A collective of industry associations have together launched The Asia Pacific IOI Charter, providing guidance for all market participants who issue Indications of Interest (IOIs) and the recipients that react to...

The long journey to frictionless electronic trading

Published by: The Trade News|28th October 2020 By: Kevin Houstoun Having been instrumental in the development of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) Protocol, chairman of Rapid Addition and director at FIX Protocol Ltd, Kevin Houstoun, provides a brief history of the industry’s messaging standard. Thinking about how integral FIX protocol has become to electronic trading, it’s interesting to reflect on...

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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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