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.
Updated News from the FIX Trading Community
GTC (Global Technical Committee) Blog: Sharing FIX Resources in GitHub
In an effort to expand awareness of FIX Protocols, a GitHub page has been initiated to solicit input and contributions.
2018 FIX EMEA Trading Conference Commercial:
FIX Trading Community: Shaping the Future of Trading
FIX in the News
Technology and innovation were the common themes of the 14th Asia Pacific Trading Summit in Hong Kong, as traders and technologists gathered to discuss the issues facing Asian markets. For the full article, please click here.
For those of us in financial services who have been involved in the world of digital currencies and distributed ledgers (also known as a blockchain), 2015 was the year that this innovative technology finally appeared on the radar of every major bank, broker-dealer, exchange and institutional investor. For the full article, please click here.
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