How FIX is changing post-trade FX for the sell-side – JD Supra article

Post-trade FX activities have been dramatically simplified by the FIX interface, allowing sell-side participants to navigate challenges such as liquidity fragmentation and to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). The FIX protocol has been widely used in equity and fixed income, but is now increasingly popular, and powerful, in the FX world. Recent FX developments, such as MiFID II and...

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FIX Protocol Enables Pre-Trade Allocation – Global Trading Article

Regulators should recognise the properties of the FIX protocol in their discussions about the merits of introducing pre-trade allocation rules. By Damian Bierman, Global Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, and Head of Asia-Pacific, Portfolio Management & Trading Solutions, FactSet There are already established standards and processes in place for buy-side firms to communicate share allocations to their...

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FIX Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines – Waters Tech article

The FIX Trading Community released new cybersecurity guidelines for FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) standards after concerns were raised over the vulnerability of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol. FIX—a standard messaging language for most asset classes—set up a subgroup of the Cybersecurity Working Group to develop technical standards for using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Discussions started in 2015 with the...

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MIFID II Data Deluge: Why We Need to Collaborate – Best Execution Article

It is now over 2½ years since the first meetings were held by a number of different FIX working groups to review MiFID II topics with the aim of providing guidelines and best practices for market participants. What has become clear since those first calls, was that many participants on the calls were also participating in other working groups with...

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Has the financial services landscape already changed following MiFID II implementation? – bobsguide article

With any and all significant legislation, the industry have voiced their opinions on MiFID II as the deadline came and went. The concerns, challenges and expectations from various industry leaders have been collated below. Yesterday, January 3, marked the seven year wait for the sequel legislation that builds upon the groundwork laid out by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive...

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Simple Binary Encoding for high performance market data interfaces – Automated Trader article

The FIX Trading Community realised that its message encoding was no longer fit-for-purpose for high-performance trading. It came up with the Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) standard to balance the needs of latency versus bandwidth utilisation. We look at how the market data interfaces at the CME Group were implemented with SBE. Nowadays, a large proportion of trading decisions are made...

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MiFID II Opportunity For Buyside Dealers – Markets Media article

Huw Gronow, head of dealing at Newton Investment Management and co-chair of FIX Trading Community’s EMEA investment management subcommittee, said new regulations in the European Union offer a good opportunity for buyside dealing desks to add value to the investment process through using execution data. Gronow spoke on a panel last week at the London regional briefing for the FIX...

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FIX Industry Panel: Tech Versatility Must Rise with MiFID II, CAT’s Wild Arrival – Traders Magazine article

This winter’s regional FIX Trading Community briefing, hosted by Morgan Stanley in New York, brought out veteran technology experts and raised fresh questions as the industry stares down twin-barreled trade reporting mandates on both sides of the Atlantic—with MiFID II’s imminent January 3, 2018 go-live date, and deepening drama behind a missed November 15milepost for the US Consolidated Audit Trail,...

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FIX Americas Industry Briefing 2017: In Search of the Flux Capacitor – Traders Magazine article

From the improbable upside-down plane scene in ‘Flight’ to musing over the state of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) in the future of ‘Bladerunner 2049’, this year’s FIX Trading Community event in Boston kicked off with references to the cinematic. But it was the keynote speaker’s analogy borrowed from ‘Back to the Future’—and, specifically, mention of the flux...

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