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The Down-low on Digital Currency

Everybody has heard about Bitcoin by now. It was the first cryptocurrency to go mainstream, but others are fast growing in popularity. There could be more than 1800 different types of cryptocurrencies in existence, and more are being developed every day. So how do we ensure digital currencies are safe? Please click here to view...

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FINRA recommends FIX Protocol as replacement for CTCI clients

FIX Protocol replaces Computer to Computer (CTCI) for reporting to Trace and Over- the -Counter Reporting (ORF) effective February 3, 2020. The final production test is January 11, 2020. Any questions regarding this notice should sent to FINRA Product Management or call (866)899-2107. Please click below for details: https://www.finra.org/filing-reporting/orf/final-2019-ctci-migration-production-test-trace-and-orf

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FIX Extension Packs

Recent extensions to the protocol, initiated by working groups, have completed Global Technical Committee review and approval and have been published on the website, please click here.  The below extension packs add new functionality to the standard and are available for download. EP250 – Share Trading Obligation Extension (Brexit Working Group) EP251 – APAC Client...

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Bad clocks blocks FX Best-Ex

To get a good deal in fast-moving FX markets, buy-side firms need to know the time. Some of them don’t Flavor Flav, the hype man for hip-hop superstars Public Enemy, famously wore a large clock around his neck, so he knew what time it was. He would not have been a success in modern foreign...

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FIXing the Industry: FIX Trading Community Talks Outsourced Trading, Post-Trade and New Initiatives in Boston

Last week at the FIX Trading Community’s Americas Trading Briefing in Boston, broker-dealers, asset managers and vendors came together at an event hosted by State Street Global Markets to discuss key issues facing the financial services industry. Three panels convened, with topics ranging from the rise of outsourced trading to the FIX protocol’s role in...

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AI Finds a Role as ‘Collaborative Intelligence’ Models Come to Life

On October 3rd, FIX Trading Community along with RBC Capital Markets will host the New York Regional Meeting. This evening event provided delegates with a regional update, followed by a panel debate and close with networking drinks.  The panel topic was ‘The Growing Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Financial Services’.   “None of us here believe...