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The Global Technical Committee have been working on a number of Extension Packs relating to MiFID II. Please see below the details of the latest Extension Packs that have been released.

EP237 – MiFID II and MiFIR Extensions Part 4. This extension pack, initiated by the FIX EMEA Regulatory Subcommittee and the Global Technical Committee, extends the FIX Protocol to meet the requirements of MIFID II and MiFIR. This extension pack covers a fourth set of critical data requirements identified by the committees and sub-working groups.

EP236 – This extension pack addresses the gaps in the FIX Protocol Application Layer related to MiFID II RTS 28 and best execution reporting requirements.

EP235 – This extension pack addresses the gaps to the FIX Protocol Application Layer standard to meet the requirements for ESMA RTS 2 and RTS 23 which specifically addresses the data standards and formats for financial instrument reference data.

EP234 – This extension pack extends the FIX Protocol to support a new attribute to the various allocation repeating components allowing for identification of the leg of a multileg order or trade.

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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...

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...

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,...

FIX Trading Community releases Recommended Practices for Commission Unbundling as required by MiFID II

FIX Trading Community releases Recommended Practices for Commission Unbundling as required by MiFID II Providing definitive guidelines to assist firms with unbundling prior to January 2018 London, New York, Hong Kong, 15th November 2017: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today releases Recommended Practices for Commission Unbundling as required by MiFID...