Mission Statement

FIX Trading Community is built around clear standards

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 among 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.

FIX Trading Community - Mission Statement

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:

FIX Trading Community is built around clear standards

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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Data Challenges Force MiFID 2 Delay – Waters Tech article

The European Commission last week extended the deadline for implementing the updated version of its pan-European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, known as MiFID 2, until Jan. 3, 2018, with industry sources blaming the challenges of dealing with the complexities of MiFID 2’s data transparency, storage and reporting requirements as the reason for the delay. For the full article, please...

A Trader’s Guide To The FIX Protocol – Global Trading Article

The FIX protocol, like many other computer protocols, has always been a domain of techies. They are the ones to set up new FIX connections and ‘certify’ them by complying with FIX rules of engagements of counterparties before the users – traders in the case of FIX connections – start to trade over them after minimal testing. For the full...

FIX Trading Community announces enhancements to the FIX Protocol to support MiFID II legislation on time stamps

London 2nd December 2015: – FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that the FIX Protocol will now support higher time stamp resolution to enable market participants to be MiFID II compliant. FIX formed the Clock Synchronisation Working Group in June 2015 to look at regulatory technical standard (RTS) on...

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