These documents are produced to address specific implementation topics at the semantics or application level. They are produced by various committees or working groups, and are reviewed by the Global Technical Committee and the FIX® Community prior to official publication.


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Asia Pacific

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Asia Pacific Equities IOI Charter

425.32 KB 12 downloads December 10, 2020
A collective of industry associations, ASIFMA, Quorum 15, Asia TraderForum, the FIX...
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Recommended Practices: Hong Kong - Master SPSA

364.82 KB 14 downloads November 19, 2020
(Master) SPSA (Special Segregated Account) IDs were introduced by HKEx for the sole...
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Recommended Practices: Hong Kong SFC Facilitation Trade Consent

993.74 KB 327 downloads May 13, 2019
Approved-V0.5: Recommended Practices, produced by the Asia Pacific Exchanges &...

    CAT NMS Plan – Consolidated Audit Trail

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    Errata: Recommended Mapping CAT Phase 2A (equities)

    133.99 KB 22 downloads November 21, 2020
    2020/11/19 - Errata version of CAT-FIX Mapping Phase 2A (Equities) messages based...
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    Recommended Mapping CAT Phase 2A (equities)

    132.01 KB 304 downloads January 2, 2020
    2020/01/02 - CAT-FIX Mapping Phase 2A (Equities) messages to FIX messages based on...

      Execution Venue

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      FIX Execution Venue Reporting Best Practice Guidelines

      439.75 KB 1516 downloads July 22, 2020
      Defines the usage expectations for the FIX fields that describe the final destination...
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      Shanghai/Hong Kong Connect: ASIFMA & FIX Trading Community Implementation Guide

      513.94 KB 579 downloads April 10, 2015
      Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, also known as Mutual Market Access or the "through...
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      Recommended Practices for the use of FIX by Exchanges Phase 1

      860.54 KB 1981 downloads January 25, 2007
      Provides recommendations for best practices for the usage of FIX by exchanges and...

        Fixed Income

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        Best Practices for Bonds

        9.66 MB 975 downloads January 21, 2015
        Focuses on best practices for the cash bond markets, covering the vast majority of...
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        Best Practices for Bonds - Pre-Trade Indications

        185.72 KB 624 downloads December 1, 2014
        Defines a standard for the transmission of Indications - Axes Inventories and Runs. ...
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        Best Practices for Swaps (Phase 3)

        7.65 MB 417 downloads May 8, 2014
        Support for the following workflows has been included as part of Phase 3 of the swaps...
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        Recommended Practices for Party Entitlement: OTC Markets - Fixed Income Instruments

        1.63 MB 460 downloads November 5, 2013
        Provides detailed guidelines for the implementation of party entitlement messages...
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        Recommended Practices for Party Entitlements - OTC Markets - Swaps

        4.10 MB 451 downloads August 14, 2013
        Defines a standard set of guidelines based on Party Reference Data messages for exchanging...

          Foreign Exchange

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          Recommended Practices for Party Entitlements - FX OTC Markets

          2.37 MB 712 downloads April 30, 2014
          Defines a standard set of guidelines based on Party Reference Data messages for exchanging...

            IPO

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            IPO Recommended Practices/Guidelines

            396.55 KB 449 downloads January 28, 2015
            Creates a practice that would bring the new issue order placing process in line with...

              Market Data

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              Recommended Practices for Book Management

              899.00 KB 143 downloads March 22, 2017
              Version 2.0 - This document explains the proper conventions for managing an order...
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              FPL Recommended Standards for the Consolidation of Trade Reports and Market Data in Europe

              727.60 KB 534 downloads February 6, 2017
              This document details the recommended standards for the consolidation of trade reports...

                MiFID

                Please click here to view all MiFID related documentation.

                Post Trade

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                Post Post-trade Confirmation Payments Recommended Practices

                1.37 MB 222 downloads August 14, 2019
                Document defines industry practices for common usage of the FIX Protocol for post-trade...
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                Broker Allege and Asset Manager Confirm Request via FIX - Recommended Practices

                423.14 KB 525 downloads February 1, 2018
                This document defines industry practices for common usage of the FIX protocol for...
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                Equity Options via FIX - Recommended Practices

                549.65 KB 325 downloads January 30, 2018
                Defines industry practices for usage of the FIX standard to facilitate parallel implementation...
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                FX via FIX - Recommended Practices

                1.94 MB 1895 downloads May 28, 2016
                Addresses the FIX Protocol for FX Placement, Allocation, and Confirmation/Affirmation...
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                Qualified Vendor via FIX - Recommended Practices

                777.79 KB 311 downloads May 19, 2016
                Includes the FIX Recommended Practices for interfacing with DTC Qualified Vendors. ...
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                Equity Swaps via FIX - Recommended Practices

                1.46 MB 670 downloads April 12, 2016
                Addresses the two primary post-trade workflow types or equity swaps between the buy-side...
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                Common Framework via FIX - Recommended Practices

                1.02 MB 746 downloads March 11, 2016
                Describes the common framework for cross-asset buy-side to sell-side workflow for...
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                Futures via FIX - Recommended Practices

                1.47 MB 897 downloads February 8, 2016
                Addresses the post-trade workflow for futures and options on futures via FIX. ...
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                SEF_FX_FI via FIX - Recommended Practices

                1.39 MB 357 downloads May 5, 2015
                Focuses on the buy-side to sell-side workflow for trades executed on a SEF utilizing...
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                Equity Allocations Via FIX - Recommended Guidelines FIX 42-44 Examples and Notes

                1.18 MB 692 downloads May 4, 2015
                Contains examples associated with Equity Post-trade Processing via FIX, Guidelines,...
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                Equity Allocations Via FIX - Recommended Guidelines v1.2.8

                1.68 MB 607 downloads April 27, 2015
                Defines industry guidelines for a common usage of the FIX Protocol for post-trade...

                  Pre Trade

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                  Recommended Practices for Continuous Mass Quoting v1

                  190.31 KB 396 downloads July 10, 2007
                  Aims to be a guide to implementing the Mass Quotation function for equities, listed...

                    Repos

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                    FIX Recommended Practices - Bilateral and Tri-Party Repos - Post-Trade

                    626.17 KB 125 downloads April 26, 2020
                    This document defines industry practices for common usage of FIX protocol for post-trade...
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                    FIX Recommended Practices - Bilateral and Tri-Party Repos - Trade

                    723.74 KB 103 downloads April 26, 2020
                    The purpose of this document is to define industry practices for common usage of...

                      Risk Management

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                      Recommended Risk Control Guidelines (2012)

                      306.50 KB 487 downloads January 1, 2012
                      Provides information around risk management and encourage firms to incorporate best...

                        Transaction Cost Analysis

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                        TCA Best Practices for Equities_including IA comments

                        1.03 MB 514 downloads January 20, 2017
                        Further refines ongoing TCA requirements across asset classes. The common goal is...
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                        TCA Best Practices for Equities

                        1.04 MB 963 downloads January 21, 2014
                        Develops industry-wide terminology and methodology for Equities, from pre-trade to...