ESMA Consults on Market Data, Consolidated Tape

The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched a consultation on the cost of market data and the launch of a consolidated tape for the region which the buy side said is necessary to plan executions with confidence. The FIX Trading Community London regional meeting discussed the possible production of a consolidated tape on July 8. Click here to read...

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Planning for the unknown

Irina Sonich-Bright* discusses the diversity of the FIX Trading Community and how it addresses the yet undefinable Brexit outcome. The FIX Trading Community is wonderfully diverse. Its members consisting of buyside, sellside, vendors, exchanges and market operators, working closely with other industry associations such as AFME, BVI, EDMA, IA and ICMA, covering mostly technical issues, but it doesn’t stop there....

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FIXing China –

FIXing China Chinese market structure is completely unique, making it difficult for global trading firms to compete in China, and for domestic firms to offer their services on the global stage. FIX Trading Community’s China Working Group has been quietly working away with the key players in China to look at the issues and opportunities as China’s capital markets slowly open...

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FIX Implores Open Innovation, But Hedges on AI

23 April 2019 Courtney McGuinn, FIX Trading Community Operations Director The topics du jour were certainly different at this year’s FIX Trading Community Americas Trading Briefing. Yet two topics — optimized trade execution and streamlined post-trade processing — proved that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Last spring’s event was buoyed by the ebullience of the...

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Viewpoint: EMEA FIX Trading Conference

17 April 2019 BUYSIDE AMBITION. Neena Dholani, Global Marketing Programme Director of the FIX Trading Community summarises the political, data, regulation and technology issues that topped the agenda at this year’s EMEA FIX Trading Conference in London. The consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union dominated discussions at the 2019 EMEA FIX Trading Conference on 14 March...

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Algo Wheels Gain Steam

10th April 2019 Algorithm wheels, the automated selection of sell-side algos, is heating up, but the buy side needs to set their performance expectations, according to speakers during the FIX Trading Community’s Americas Trading Briefing 2019 in Lower Manhattan. A recent study conducted by industry analysis firm Greenwich Associates found that only about 22% of buy-side firms are using algo...

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SEC Rule 606 Features Highly at FIX Americas Conference

The imminent adoption of amendments to SEC Rule 606 was high on the list of hot topics when electronic trading professionals met at the FIX Americas conference in New York this week. And while speakers, panellists and delegates acknowledged the initiative represents a significant challenge in terms of technology resource, most said they believed the enhancement to transparency would improve...

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