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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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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