On 3rd March 2016, the FIX Trading Community held its 8th annual EMEA Conference at its spiritual home, Old Billingsgate in the City of London. By numbers, the day was a huge success – a record of close to 900 delegates from 22 countries spanning Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, featuring 40 high quality speakers, 40 sponsors, 16 sessions....
Is the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) not fit for purpose for identifying certain types of derivatives, as claimed by some partisans for other identifiers or just “concerned citizens” of the derivatives realm? For the full article, please click here.
Industry association is developing recommendations for use of the FIX Protocol in assigning ISIN codes to OTC derivatives on a real-time basis. For the full article, please click here.
Post event reviews are a difficult topic to write about, even more so when it is one of your own events. Given that we are predominantly a volunteer and member driven body, there could be a slight danger of sycophancy and back-slapping. Our events are billed correctly as “for the industry, by the industry”. For the full article, please click...
Industry standards body FIX Trading Community has published version 3.0 of its Market Model Typology (MMT) standard, which aims to provide a MiFID 2-conformant trade flagging model that will help data vendors deliver MiFID-compliant data solutions to customers. For the full article, please click here.
‘As January goes, so goes the year’ is an old Wall Street saying. I’m certainly not going to make any stock market predictions for 2016, but can say with some conviction that the year is likely to be a busy one given how January has started. For the full article, please click here.
A pilot to automate initial public offerings in UK and reduce inefficiency and risk is slated for next month after the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit body that develops and promotes the FIX family of standards, started discussions on the process in 2014. For the full article, please click here.
Pre-trade transparency requirements set out in MiFID II will radically affect the models operated by Europe’s trading venues and swaps dealers, according to experts speaking at the FIX EMEA Trading conference. For the full article, please click here.
The growth in fixed income platforms will grind to a halt leaving behind only a few in the market, according to industry experts. For the full article, please click here.
With Brian Lees, Chair, Execution Venue Sub-Group, Global Buy-Side Committee, AVP, Trading Technology Manager, Capital Group and Irina Sonich-Bright, Director, AES Business Development, Credit Suisse, Co Chair of the FIX European Business Practices Subcommittee, Co Chair of FIX MiFID II Transparency Working Group. For the full article, please click here.
Insiders of the electronic trading world are warning that the threat of cyber criminals to their industry is steadily increasing and that now is the time to collaborate on how best to protect their businesses. For the full article, please click here.
The Investment Management Working Group (IMWG) had been set up to support other streams within the FIX Trading Community and to encourage buy-side involvement at the annual conference. As a group, we identified three main topics: the automation of IPOs, application of FIX for fixed income and execution venue reporting for equities. (See article on page 4, Q1 2014, Issue...