Cybersecurity threats, not surprisingly, continue to be top of capital markets agenda but they are becoming increasingly difficult to thwart. They are not only growing in number but also in sophistication. Cutting edge technology is a critical part of the defence but both buy and sell-side firms must also bolster their organisational frameworks as well as educational training for employees....
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FIX Protocol is part of the fabric of capital markets. Formed in 1991 at the dawn of electronic trading, FIX connects the global ecosystem of venues, asset managers, banks/brokers, vendors and regulators by standardizing the communication amoung participants. This is accomplished by following 4 key principles:
- Creating and maintaining robust open standards across the whole ecosystem from pre-trade to market data to settlement.
- Providing advice and counsel to regulatory bodies in a transparent and unbiased way.
- Seeking ways to improve the trading process front to back for the global financial services industry.
- Providing our members with a neutral, collaborative environment to come together through member-driven conferences and other critical forums to promote, support and educate.
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ICE has rolled out a FIX API (application programming interface) to allow authorised participants to connect to the ETF Hub platform to manage create/redeem orders in an automated way. To read the full article, click here.
Everybody has heard about Bitcoin by now. It was the first cryptocurrency to go mainstream, but others are fast growing in popularity. There could be more than 1800 different types of cryptocurrencies in existence, and more are being developed every day. So how do we ensure digital currencies are safe? Please click here to view more.
To get a good deal in fast-moving FX markets, buy-side firms need to know the time. Some of them don’t Flavor Flav, the hype man for hip-hop superstars Public Enemy, famously wore a large clock around his neck, so he knew what time it was. He would not have been a success in modern foreign exchange markets, where participants increasingly...