Here are some presentations made available over the years covering different topics related to FIX®, changes and concepts when they were introduced.

Beginners Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about FIX

FIX Implementation Guide – Produced by the Global Fixed Income Committee in 2006, the guide aims to provide a high level overview of what is needed to implement FIX, from infrastructure, FIX engine and testing.

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Example FIX Messages 4.32 KB 825 downloads

A few example heartbeat and IOI messages to demonstrate what FIX messages "look like" before they are parsed. Note that the Checksum field value is not correct. Original post Feb 28, 2000. Added examples of Logon message exchange both unencrypted and using PGP-DES-MD5.

Create date: February 28, 2000
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FAQs - List/Basket/Program Trading 34.50 KB 325 downloads

This document contains frequently asked questions related to list, basket and program trading.

Create date: February 17, 2017
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FIX 4.3 Changes - Presentation 989.20 KB 176 downloads

Overview of changes made to version 4.3 of the FIX Protocol specification. Includes timeline of previous versions and features.

Create date: September 12, 2001
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FIX Introduction - 20000330 666.60 KB 374 downloads

Introduction of FIX by FIX Protocol Ltd to the Asian Pacific region presented in Hong Kong on March 30, 2000. 63 slides. Agenda: Overview, Buy-Side Business Perspective, Sell-Side Business Perspective, Technology & Implementation Issues.

Create date: March 30, 2000
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FIX Message Construction - Message Format Details 52.50 KB 365 downloads

15 slides from a presentation given in London in 1996.

Create date: February 17, 1996
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FIX Open Forums - New York, London, Tokyo - March 2000 1.23 MB 77 downloads

ZIP file containing PPT presentations for three FIX Open Forums given in New York, London, and Tokyo during March 2000.

Create date: March 17, 2000
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FIX Protocol Maintenance Procedures 41.93 KB 123 downloads

HTML document which describes the FIX Protocol organization, a high-level technical overview of FIX, role of working groups and the Technical Committee, and how changes are made to the specification.

Create date: May 19, 1999
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FIX Technical Background - June 2000 76.25 KB 191 downloads

13 slides. Agenda: FIX Session and Application Layers, FIX Connectivity, FIX Message Construction, and FIXML. Recently updated to Office 2003 format - no content changes.

Create date: June 23, 2000

    Training Resources

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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 1 of 4 1.65 MB 361 downloads

    Part 1 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 26, 2001. Part 1, Advancing FIX Standards, presented by Scott Atwell. 92 slides. Agenda: Institutional communication categories, FIX today & industry trends, FIX organization, FIX message flow and technical overview, Buyside case study: American Century, FIX 4.2 overview, Industry Standards, XML, FIXML.

    Create date: February 26, 2001
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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 2 of 4 480.55 KB 172 downloads

    Part 2 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 26, 2001. Part 2, FIX and FIXML Transitions, presented by Ryan Pierce. 91 slides. Agenda: Discussion of Technology, Protocols, and Change, Discussion of FIXML, FIX Versions (4.0 to 4.1 Migration, 4.1 New Features) (4.1 to 4.2 Migration, 4.2 New Features), FIXML Implementation.

    Create date: February 26, 2001
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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 3 of 4 137.53 KB 144 downloads

    Part 3 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 27, 2001. Part 3, FIX and FIXML Implementation, presented by Sam Johnson. 45 slides. Agenda: Another Overview of FIX, FIXML and What It Really Means, Implementation: FIX-Enabling Your Business, Actually Getting Connected, Betting the Business on FIX.

    Create date: February 27, 2001
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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 4 of 4 638.23 KB 147 downloads

    Part 4 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 27, 2001. Part 4, ISO Working Group 10 and Interoperability, presented by John Goeller. 50 slides. Agenda: Background, Interoperability Options, ISO 15022 XML Working Group-WG10, ISO Overview, ISO 15022 Revealed, SWIFT Standards Methodology, WG10 Organization.

    Create date: February 27, 2001