EP273-276 added to FIX Latest

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the addition of new Extension Packs to the FIX Latest specification, the normative specification of the FIX Protocol. The artifacts included for each of the individual Extension Packs are as follows: ASBUILT – clean PDF document of the implemented Gap Analysis that includes the assignment of new tags and values; ASBUILT with changetracks – same...

Jessica Morrison announced as new co-chair of FIX Trading Community’s Global Steering Committee

We are delighted to welcome Jessica Morrison, Group Head of Sales Strategy & Execution (Trading Solutions) at LSEG as co-chair of our Global Steering Committee. Jess comes with significant experience of the FIX Trading Community, having been Asia-Pacific co-chair previously. She also carries a wealth of industry knowledge with over 15 years of experience in the industry. She joins Lee...

FIX for allocations in T+1 regime: use case

India’s phased transition to T+1 settlement is now starting to affect securities traded by international investors. The FIX Protocol can be used to share fund information at time of trade, to streamline the allocation and settlement matching process. A key deadline in the India settlement process is at 7pm on T0 when all trade allocations need to be confirmed between...

FIX Standards now part of the OFR Financial Instrument Reference Database

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) has added relevant parts of the FIX Protocol to its Financial Instrument Reference Database (FIRD). The FIRD, a Dodd-Frank Act requirement, helps to identify where reference data is standardized and where there are inconsistencies. The FIRD now uses data standards – ISO 20022, ACTUS Financial Research Foundation’s data dictionary and FIX – to provide...

TNS Partners with Blue Ocean Technologies to Expand US Stock Trading Footprint | TNS – Payment, Telecoms & Financial Data Solutions (tnsi.com)

Global network and Infrastructure-as-a-Service pioneer Transaction Network Services (TNS) today announced a partnership with Blue Ocean Technologies (BOT), owner and operator of the Blue Ocean ATS, a global alternative trading system (ATS) that operates from 8pm to 4am EDT. Blue Ocean ATS will leverage TNS’ robust network backbone and dark fiber to accommodate its increasing traffic, automated connectivity, and rapid...

Finalisation of Recommended Practices: BCAN ID using FIX for HKIDR

  The FIX Trading Community is pleased to highlight new recommendations on how firms can communicate a BCAN (Broker-to-Client Assigned Number) using standard FIX fields for the Hong Kong ID regime, and an enhanced definition of the FIX user-defined field BCANID(8018). BCANID(8018) Recommended Practices: BCAN ID using FIX for HKIDR This relates to the requirement for orders (or off exchange trade...

FIX Standards Achieve ISO Standardization

London, New York, Hong Kong, June 15, 2022: The FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announces  that two components of the FIX messaging suite are now ISO standards: ISO 3531-1: FIX TagValue Encoding (https://www.iso.org/standard/81510.html) ISO 3531-2: FIX Session Layer (https://www.iso.org/standard/81511.html) The FIX TagValue Encoding and Session Layer standards have served as...

FIX Trading Community public consultation on FIX Protocol changes for digital asset trading

The FIX Trading Community has started a public consultation on proposed changes to the FIX Protocol to support the trading of digital assets. These changes leverage existing trading models for other asset classes such as FX and equities, and are intended to provide a common messaging standard for trading this important class of assets. The public consultation runs until June...

Release of Playlist Version 1.0.1

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the availability of Playlist Version 1.0.1, fixing some errors detected in Version 1.0. Please see here for details.

Recommended Practices: BCAN ID using FIX for HKIDR

The FIX Trading Community has issued Recommended Practices describing how to communicate a BCAN (Broker-to-Client Assigned Number) in the Hong Kong market using FIX Fields. This relates to the requirement for orders (or off exchange trade reports) to include an identification code assigned to the relevant client, in order to identify the originators of those orders and trades under the...