FIX EMEA Trading Conference rescheduled for September

The new date for the FIX EMEA Trading Conference is 18 September, after it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. By Hayley McDowell The FIX Trading Community has said it’s EMEA conference will go ahead in September, after organisers were forced to postpone the event due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally due to take place on 12 March, the...

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Trading Venues Aim to Unlock Value of Green Bonds

In 2007, a historic document landed on the desks of leaders around the globe. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, assembled by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization, had published a report providing scientific data showing that it was “very likely” that human action was directly linked to climate change. The impact of industrialization on the...

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FIX aims to Reduce Pain Points in ESG Data

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit standards body, aims to make it easier for the financial industry to use environmental, social and governance data as asset managers could spend roughly $554m ($515m) for ESG data next year. Rebecca Healey, Liquidnet Rebecca Healey, global head of market structure & strategy at Liquidnet and co-chair of the FIX Trading Community’s EMEA regulatory subcommittee,...

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FIX to Publish New Equities Data Standard

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit standards body, aims to distribute new data flags for equities in the second quarter which could be integrated in a consolidated tape and create a golden source of European data. Graham Dick, FIX co-chair for consolidated tape working group and chief executive of Aquis Exchange Europe in Paris, told Markets Media that FIX set up...

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ESG: The Top 10 things traders need to know

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is rapidly becoming the key topic of 2019. News that the European Commission has now formally incorporated new legislation on sustainability disclosures1 will only speed up adoption of ESG factors within the investment process. Asset managers will not only be required to integrate and disclose sustainability risks within their portfolios but will also be required...

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Taking no Prisoners – the Cybersecurity Threat to Financial Services

Cybersecurity threats, not surprisingly, continue to be top of capital markets agenda but they are becoming increasingly difficult to thwart. They are not only growing in number but also in sophistication. Cutting edge technology is a critical part of the defence but both buy and sell-side firms must also bolster their organisational frameworks as well as educational training for employees....

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The Down-low on Digital Currency

Everybody has heard about Bitcoin by now. It was the first cryptocurrency to go mainstream, but others are fast growing in popularity. There could be more than 1800 different types of cryptocurrencies in existence, and more are being developed every day. So how do we ensure digital currencies are safe? Please click here to view more.

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Bad clocks blocks FX Best-Ex

To get a good deal in fast-moving FX markets, buy-side firms need to know the time. Some of them don’t Flavor Flav, the hype man for hip-hop superstars Public Enemy, famously wore a large clock around his neck, so he knew what time it was. He would not have been a success in modern foreign exchange markets, where participants increasingly...

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FIXing the Industry: FIX Trading Community Talks Outsourced Trading, Post-Trade and New Initiatives in Boston

Last week at the FIX Trading Community’s Americas Trading Briefing in Boston, broker-dealers, asset managers and vendors came together at an event hosted by State Street Global Markets to discuss key issues facing the financial services industry. Three panels convened, with topics ranging from the rise of outsourced trading to the FIX protocol’s role in post-trade processes. Attendees left with...

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AI Finds a Role as ‘Collaborative Intelligence’ Models Come to Life

On October 3rd, FIX Trading Community along with RBC Capital Markets will host the New York Regional Meeting. This evening event provided delegates with a regional update, followed by a panel debate and close with networking drinks.  The panel topic was ‘The Growing Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Financial Services’.   “None of us here believe we are anywhere close to...

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