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Viewpoint : Impact of regulation - Time for Action - Best Execution Article

January 12, 2017 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

“When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it” – Anatole France, French novelist (1844-1924).

Someone that I have worked with for only a short time but has been actively involved in the industry for many years made a comment about us as an organisation recently. “FIX Trading Community is not an industry trade association, nor a lobbying body for its members. What FIX does do is...

Nordics Briefing Review 2016 - Global Trading article

November 28, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

Although the 2016 Nordics Briefing changed its usual venue and time of year, attendance was at a record for the day. The sessions provided thought-provoking comments and analysis with regulation very much at the heart of the discussions. For the full article, please click here.


MMT – The Journey So Far - Global Trading article

November 18, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

When the FPL Trust assumed control of the MMT (Market Model Typology) project, it assured the openness of the standard, but it also brought it into the well-oiled mechanism of FIX Trading Community’s technical committees. For the full article, please click here.



Let’s be ’aving you - bobsguide article

November 8, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

Back in 2005, a well-known football club chairperson went on the pitch at half-time to rouse the home crowd to get behind their losing team. She uttered the phrase “Let’s be ’aving you!” which didn’t seem to resonate with the fans too well.

A game of football is probably not the best analogy for MiFID II deadlines, but if it were, we would certainly be in the second half of the match, and there is an awful lot to play for. The chairperson’s...

FCA Looks to Improve IPO Transparency - MarketsMedia article

November 1, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

The UK Financial Conduct Authority said new technologies may improve the transparency of the allocation process for initial public allocations, improve the efficiency of the bookbuilding process and provide access to retail investors. For the full article, please click here.


Buyside Worried About MiFID II Transparency - MarketMedia Article

October 27, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

One of the biggest issues for the buyside in MiFID II, the regulations covering European financial markets from 2018, are the pre- and post-trade transparency requirements according to a webcast from Norton Rose Fulbright.

The law firm held a MiFID II webcast, “Markets for the Buyside”, this month.

MiFID II pre- and post-trade transparency requires trade data to be published via an approved publication arrangement (APA) as soon as...

History made: first electronic IOI in the primary Capital Markets - PR Newswire

October 10, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial markets platform company Dealogic announces the launch of Connect, its newest product seamlessly linking the buyside and sellside. For the full story, please click here.



The German Connection - Global Trading article

October 6, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

George Macdonald, CEO of Macdonald Associates (MACD) looks into the history of German exchange platforms and reveals the future of German exchange connectivity through FIX. For the full article, please click here.


Raising The Standard For Cybersecurity - Global Trading article

September 29, 2016 by FIX Trading Community   Comments (0)           

Michael Cooper, CTO BT Radianz, Lisa Toth, Global Head of Regulation and Risk, Hatstand, a Synechron Company, Chris Bok, Consultant, Jordan & Jordan examine ongoing changes to the cyber security landscape, and how the industry can work together to combat the risk. For the full article, please click here.


The secret to Nordic fintech success? A culture of curiosity and creativity

September 15, 2016 by The Realization Group   Comments (0)           


In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group examine the factors behind a seemingly unusual success story. Despite small populations and a relatively conservative banking scene, the Nordic region is one of the most dynamic places in the world of financial technology. Many in the Nordics will cite the legacy of OM, a derivatives exchange that evolved into a regional powerhouse that was ultimately taken over by NASDAQ, and which spawned a...