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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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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Imperfect Pitch – Exactpro – Leadership – Sibos 2020

This video was prepared for the Sibos 2020 Discover Perfect Pitch competition. We hope it might be useful for people genuinely interested in FinTech, software quality and reliability. This video focuses on some very real quality assurance controversies. It contains no political message, although we might have been inspired by several real public figures and their speeches in the news...

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Post COVID-19: What’s Next for ESG?

Published by: Global Trading|2nd September 2020 By Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community ESG is no longer a fringe concept. A year ago it was highlighted that more than 70% of investment firms had a commitment to incorporate ESG across all investment products – the rising pandemic along with the Black Lives Matter movement...

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FIX Standards Submitted for ISO Standardization

PUBLISHED by: FINEXTRA 19 August 2020 FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, announced today their submission of the FIX session layer standard and the FIX tagvalue encoding standard for standardization, to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) via Technical Committee TC 68 – Financial Services, Subcommittee 9 – Information Exchange (ISO...

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ICE Aims to expand ETF Hub Internationally

Published by: MarketsMedia 27July2020 Peter Borstelmann, head of ICE ETF Hub, said the platform is aiming to expand coverage to international equity exchange-traded funds listed in the US and ETFs listed in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Borstelmann told Markets Media: “We are looking to expand coverage to include international equity and EMEA-listed ETFs in response to market demand.” The...

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Execution Venue Reporting – Updated Recommended Practices

Published by: MarketsMedia 30thJune2020 FIX Trading Community Execution Venue Reporting Recommended Practices London, New York, Hong Kong, 29 June 2020: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, announced today an updated release of the Execution Venue Reporting Recommended Practice Guidelines. Originally produced by the FIX Trading Community Global Buy Side Committee to...

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FIX to Support Digital Assets

The FIX Trading Community empowers individuals and firms to collaborate and ensure the work of the community is complete, robust, and fit for purpose, for the entire industry. This has been achieved by FIX Protocol being supportive of nearly every conventional class of financial instrument, so it only follows that FIX should also support digital asset trading. Just as FIX...

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Modernising the securities lending infrastructure

Published by: SecuritiesLendingTimes 19thJune2020 OCC has set out a vision to establish a permissioned distributed ledger network for cleared securities lending transactions The role of the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organisation, in the securities lending market is to serve as the central counterparty (CCP) for lenders and borrowers. As a CCP, we provide a...

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