Innovations in FX Trading

INNOVATIONS IN FX TRADING Neena Dholani, Global Marketing and Programme Director at FIX Trading Community explains the evolution, from integration technicalities to tools, data and analytics, of FX trading. For decades, there have been improvements in technology which target front end FX trading. Trading FX, however, is largely bespoke in its implementation, and presents an integration hurdle. Furthermore, the lack...

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Jim Northey Named Chair of ISO Technical Committee for Global Financial Services Standards, TC68

ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. (X9) today announced that, as of January 1, 2019, Jim Northey of the FIX Trading Community is the new chair of ISO TC68 – Financial Services. As the only ISO technical committee solely focused on financial industry standards, TC68 plays a key role in the development and adoption of new technologies in...

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Podcast: MiFID II – One Year On

20 December 2018: In conversation with Julia Streets, Rebecca Healey, Co-Chair of the EMEA Regional Committee at FIX Trading Community and Head of EMEA Market Structure & Strategy at Liquidnet; and Matthew Coupe, Co-Chair EMEA Regional Committee & EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee, FIX Trading Community, and Director, Barclays Investment Bank, offer their reflections on MiFID II almost a year since its...

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Expanding FIX to Boost STP in the Post-Trade Arena

The Global Post Trade Working Group at FIX Trading Community is currently working to expand the use of the FIX messaging standard into new workflows and processes, namely broadening asset class coverage and enabling FIX to support workflows between asset managers, brokers and custodians. A lack of cross-industry standards allowing counterparties to collaborate has often frustrated attempts to improve efficiency...

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Data Initiatives to Fuel Finance’s New Era of Experimentation

By Neena Dholani,Global Marketing Programme Director, FIX Trading Community “Age is no guarantee of efficiency—and youth is no guarantee of innovation.” So goes the conversation in Skyfall, the recent James Bond film, that finds Bond contemplating whether he’s still up to his job while meeting his new, much younger and more technologically-inclined quartermaster. It is a pivotal point, after which the...

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FIX Plans Broader Asset Class Coverage and Move into Back-Office Trade Settlement

FIX is extending its reach with plans to broaden asset class coverage and introduce the FIX messaging protocol into back-office settlement workflows between both asset managers and custodians, and brokers and custodians. These developments are being overseen by the Global Post-Trade Working Group within the FIX Trading Community and are designed to standardise workflows and allow firms already invested in...

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Cloud Goes Higher and Higher

“The year 2016 is to the cloud as 1996 was to the internet,” according to a speaker at the New York regional event of the FIX Trading Community, held at Thomson Reuters headquarters in Times Square on October 3. The comment underlines the strongly held opinion, expressed by all key speakers at the meeting, that cloud usage for data storage...

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Internationalizing China’s Trading Standards

By Jim Northey, Co-Chair Global Technical Committee and Co-Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community, and Mao Ting, Senior Manager, China Foreign Exchange Trade System CFETS is keen to work closely with the FIX organization and ISO TC68 to improve standardization in China’s domestic market and share its experiences with the world. The China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS),...

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The adoption of Crypto Assets into the Institutional Mainstream

By Sean K. Ristau, Co-Chair Digital Currency/Blockchain Working Group, FIX Trading Community and Director of Exchange Integration and Education, Bcause LLC & Jim Northey, Co-Chair Global Technical Committee and Co-Chair High Performance Working Group, FIX Trading Community. Revenue generated from crypto exchanges could more than double to $4bn this year, according to a recent Sanford C. Bernstein & Co report....

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