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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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...

FIX Trading Community releases guidelines for Repo Transactions

London, New York, Hong Kong, 29 October 2020: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, announced today their publication of recommended practices for Trade and Post-Trade Bilateral and Tri-Party Repurchase Agreements (Repos).  These recommended practices were produced to define industry practices for the common usage of FIX messaging for Request for Quote...

Making Markets Transparent

Trading generates large amounts of data. To ensure the quality is on par with the quantity, the Swiss Stock Exchange is actively involved in data standardisation initiatives. One such initiative is the MMT – short for Market Model Typology – which facilitates compliance with MiFID trade flagging obligations. Industry efforts to promote common standards for post-trade data across asset classes...

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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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MMT

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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