Initial public and debt offerings can be messy affairs, subject to human error and frailty thanks to the largely manual processes. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently investigating the equity primary market for conflicts of interest amongst dealers, after analysis showed they may give preference to investor clients. For the full article, please click here.
Technology and innovation were the common themes of the 14th Asia Pacific Trading Summit in Hong Kong, as traders and technologists gathered to discuss the issues facing Asian markets. For the full article, please click here.
For those of us in financial services who have been involved in the world of digital currencies and distributed ledgers (also known as a blockchain), 2015 was the year that this innovative technology finally appeared on the radar of every major bank, broker-dealer, exchange and institutional investor. For the full article, please click here.
The below articles have been suggested for distribution to the Digital Currency Working Group Members: Call for blockchain standards is premature and alarmist. (http://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-standards-alarmist/) ETFs’ argues for a bitcoin fund (http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-chapter-for-etfs-spider-woman-1461058202) Blockchain is about to get interesting as trial phases end (http://www.thetradenews.com/Technology/Blockchain-about-to-get-interesting-as-trial-phases-end—Euroclear/) Contributions provided by Steven Schweitzer, News Liaison, Digital Currency Working Group
One of the most widely used messaging protocols for information exchange in financial markets is FIX, which stands for Financial Information eXchange (FIX), and is maintained by its industry supported non-profit structure under the FIX Trading Community. For the full article, please click here.
The FIX Trading Community held its Americas Briefing on the 14th and like any FinTech event these days, it wrapped up with a blockchain panel discussion. For the full article, please click here.
Financial firms wanting to use central matching platforms other than industry leader Omgeo to acknowledge their US trade details will no longer have to worry about meeting a two-day settlement cycle in the US. For the full article, please click here.
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.