FIX Trading Community announces Release Candidate 3 of FIX Orchestra – the open standard for machine readable rules of engagement for all financial protocols

London, New York, Hong Kong March 13, 2018: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the publication of Release Candidate 3 for FIX Orchestra for public review, to help the industry move further towards standardisation and automation of rules of engagement and deliver major efficiencies to the counterparty onboarding process. This...

FIX Trading Community to celebrate 10-year anniversary of EMEA Trading Conference in March 2018

London, New York, Hong Kong, 7th March 2018: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that it will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the EMEA Trading Conference on 15th March 2018. This year high on the list of topics to discuss are: MiFID II – Month 3, What Have We...

FIX Trading Community releases guidelines to help firms meet cybersecurity requirements

London, New York, Hong Kong, 24th January 2018: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the release of the FIX-over-TLS (FIXS) standard and guidelines to assist users of the FIX Protocol meet certain security requirements. FIXS is part of a larger programme of work that the FIX Trading Community initiated...

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...

FIX Trading Community releases Recommended Practices for Best Execution Reporting as required by MiFID II RTS 27 & 28

London, New York, Hong Kong, 18th October 2017: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the final release of its Recommended Practices for Best Execution Reporting as required by MiFID II RTS 27 & 28. The objective of this document is to provide guidance to entities regulated by MiFID II...

FIX Trading Community announces enhancements to the FIX Protocol to meet the requirements of MiFID II and MiFIR.

London, New York, Hong Kong 27th February 2017: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the publication of a document detailing extensions to the FIX Protocol to meet the requirements of MiFID II and MiFIR. The FIX Global Technical Committee has approved these changes and these are now available to...

FIX Trading Community announces new recommended guidelines for the use of FIX in multi asset classes for post-trade

London, New York, 8th  August 2016: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the release of new guidelines for the use of FIX in post-trade processing for multi asset classes and a common post-trade framework The FIX Global Post-Trade Working Group has been focusing its efforts on how best to resolve...

FIX Trading Community announces release of FIX version to meet high performance demands

London, New York, 30th June 2016: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the release of Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) version 1.0 Draft Standard to support high performance demands in transactions and/or data feeds. Recent improvements in the speed of hardware, software and network connections have prompted the High Performance Working...

FIX Trading Community develops standards for MiFID II transaction and trade reporting

London, New York, 13th June 2016: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the development of the FIX Protocol for use for transmitting MiFID II Transaction Reports to Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs). Under MiFID II, all investment firms (including certain buy-side institutions) executing transactions in financial instruments are required to report...

FIX Trading Community announces sponsorship of the ISO Study Group

London 8am, 21st March 2016: FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the ISO Study Group to determine the rules for the allocation of the ISIN standard to derivative instruments. As part of this effort, FIX is documenting a set of best practices to support the creation...

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...

FIX Trading Community announces new open technical resource to facilitate software development

London 23rd November 2015: – FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that it is now opening its technical standards process to software developers throughout the financial industry. A standard, complete modern high performance interface for venues will promote fairness, lower costs, and should lead to quality and reliability improvements. An open...