What does MiFID II mean for Fixed Income? – Best Execution article

This article describes how the industry is responding to the challenge by creating new front-office tools to process the large volume of electronic data that will become a part of the post-MiFID II world order. It further explores how standardisation and collaboration can reduce the cost of implementation within existing, often heterogeneous front-office environments. For the full article, please click...

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The Role of Automation in Fixed Income Execution – Linked In blog

The last event in the EMEA region ahead of the long-awaited summer took place at the BT Tower on 6th July. The topic for the evening “Role of Automation in Fixed Income Execution” was not one that people would traditionally associate with FIX. In fact, the panel agreed to change the topic slightly to “Role of Automation in Non-Equities Execution”...

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FIX Trading Community addressing regulation collaboratively – Bobsguide article

FIX has been at the forefront of electronic trading for over two decades now. It is the de facto standard for multi asset trading across the globe. From its earliest incarnation as a protocol for routing orders between market participants, the ethos of collaboration and standardisation has been clear. In the financial industry, it is sometimes rare to see business...

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Will CSAs Survive MiFID II? – Linked In blog

At the recent FIX Regional Event in Paris earlier this month there was one major question to be answered – could CSAs could be used within an RPA?  With every CSA provider trying to shoehorn current offerings into the RPA framework, firms wanted to know not only whether the regulators deem this admissible but, just as importantly, whether this is...

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FIX – ing issuance – The Desk article

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.

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Blockchain

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

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