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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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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