MiFID II: The debate is over, now is the time for action – Bobsguide article

On 29th June, the FIX Trading Community held its summer London regional event kindly hosted by BNP Paribas, bringing together market participants to debate hot topics affecting the industry. And of course, there is nothing more pressing at the moment than the looming MiFID II deadline. The evening started off with an update from some of the FIX MiFID II...

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Professional Standards Within The Electronic Trading Industry – Global Trading article

As the speed and complexity of automation rises, market participants have a duty to ensure that they pursue and maintain best practices. Most professions have a set of ethics that guide behaviour – think of the Hippocratic Oath for doctors. In the absence of similar guidelines for our occupations in the hectic world of electronic trading, the Code of Ethics...

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Fixed-Income Trading Operations Catch Up – Intelligent Trading Technology article

Fixed-income trading operations may be as much as 15 years behind equities trading operations, but they are catching up quickly, according to executives in the field who spoke at the FIX Trading Community’s Americas Trading Briefing in New York on April 26. “All the advancements in technology, the transfer of information and the execution of orders electronically are all in...

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FIX Orchestra – Best Execution article

Anyone that has worked with the FIX Protocol will appreciate that, whilst it is a technical protocol, the human interaction in configuration, testing and certification of a FIX connection is absolutely vital. The protocol itself was borne out of a business need over 20 years ago by traders and technologists with an explicit requirement to make communication between investment firms...

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Industry Looks to Formalize FIX Ecosystem – Markets Media article

The English prose specifications published by the FIX Trading Community for its engine are being translated into mathematically precise language in order to encourage the industry to formalize the rules and algorithms that run increasingly complex financial markets. The FIX family of standards is run by the non-profit FIX Trading Community, whose members represent all types of participants in  financial...

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“There’s a large set of MiFID II requirements coming to the community, so it’s important to understand the FIX standards” Bobsguide article

Hanno Klein is Senior Vice President at Deutsche Börse Group which also provides the technology for Eurex, its main derivatives exchange. He joined the company in 1997 and worked in various positions and projects of strategic and operational nature in Germany and the USA. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Vice President of Deutsche Borse Systems Inc. in Chicago....

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ESMA Says Implement MiFID II with Draft Rules, FIX Calls for Clarity – Data Management Review article

If you missed the FIX EMEA event last week, there is something you need to know – while the final details of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) have not yet been ironed out and the directive’s final rules are not yet published in the Official Journal of the European Journal, there is no getting away from the...

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There has never been a piece of regulation as broad and as far reaching as MiFID II – Bobsguide article

There has never been a piece of regulation as broad and as far reaching as MiFID II – Bobsguide article

Matthew Coupe is director of market structure for the European Markets at Barclays, based in London. He advises the markets division on future regulatory change, forms the advocacy position of the markets division on areas of regulatory change, and engages with politicians, trade associations, regulatory bodies and clients to make sure this is articulated effectively. For the full article, please click...

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