Here are some presentations made available over the years covering different topics related to FIX®, changes and concepts when they were introduced.

Beginners Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about FIX

FIX Implementation Guide – Produced by the Global Fixed Income Committee in 2006, the guide aims to provide a high level overview of what is needed to implement FIX, from infrastructure, FIX engine and testing.

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FIX Message Construction - Message Format Details 52.50 KB 2981 downloads February 17, 1996

15 slides from a presentation given in London in 1996.

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FIX Protocol Maintenance Procedures 41.93 KB 763 downloads May 19, 1999

HTML document which describes the FIX Protocol organization, a high-level technical overview of FIX, role of working groups and the Technical Committee, and how changes are made to the specification.

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Example FIX Messages 4.32 KB 7467 downloads February 28, 2000

A few example heartbeat and IOI messages to demonstrate what FIX messages "look like" before they are parsed. Note that the Checksum field value is not correct. Original post Feb 28, 2000. Added examples of Logon message exchange both unencrypted and using PGP-DES-MD5.

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FIX Open Forums - New York, London, Tokyo - March 2000 1.23 MB 423 downloads March 17, 2000

ZIP file containing PPT presentations for three FIX Open Forums given in New York, London, and Tokyo during March 2000.

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FIX Introduction - 20000330 666.60 KB 3090 downloads March 30, 2000

Introduction of FIX by FIX Protocol Ltd to the Asian Pacific region presented in Hong Kong on March 30, 2000. 63 slides. Agenda: Overview, Buy-Side Business Perspective, Sell-Side Business Perspective, Technology & Implementation Issues.

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FIX Technical Background - June 2000 76.25 KB 1352 downloads June 23, 2000

13 slides. Agenda: FIX Session and Application Layers, FIX Connectivity, FIX Message Construction, and FIXML. Recently updated to Office 2003 format - no content changes.

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FIX 4.3 Changes - Presentation 989.20 KB 1168 downloads September 12, 2001

Overview of changes made to version 4.3 of the FIX Protocol specification. Includes timeline of previous versions and features.

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FAQs - List/Basket/Program Trading 34.50 KB 2425 downloads February 17, 2017

This document contains frequently asked questions related to list, basket and program trading.

    Training Resources

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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 1 of 4 1.65 MB 3016 downloads February 26, 2001

    Part 1 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 26, 2001. Part 1, Advancing FIX Standards, presented by Scott Atwell. 92 slides. Agenda: Institutional communication categories, FIX today & industry trends, FIX organization, FIX message flow and technical overview, Buyside case study: American Century, FIX 4.2 overview, Industry Standards, XML, FIXML.

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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 2 of 4 480.55 KB 1244 downloads February 26, 2001

    Part 2 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 26, 2001. Part 2, FIX and FIXML Transitions, presented by Ryan Pierce. 91 slides. Agenda: Discussion of Technology, Protocols, and Change, Discussion of FIXML, FIX Versions (4.0 to 4.1 Migration, 4.1 New Features) (4.1 to 4.2 Migration, 4.2 New Features), FIXML Implementation.

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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 3 of 4 137.53 KB 1031 downloads February 27, 2001

    Part 3 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 27, 2001. Part 3, FIX and FIXML Implementation, presented by Sam Johnson. 45 slides. Agenda: Another Overview of FIX, FIXML and What It Really Means, Implementation: FIX-Enabling Your Business, Actually Getting Connected, Betting the Business on FIX.

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    FIX and FIXML Training Class 20010226 - Part 4 of 4 638.23 KB 1016 downloads February 27, 2001

    Part 4 of 4 presentations given at a 2 day FIX and FIXML training class Feb 27, 2001. Part 4, ISO Working Group 10 and Interoperability, presented by John Goeller. 50 slides. Agenda: Background, Interoperability Options, ISO 15022 XML Working Group-WG10, ISO Overview, ISO 15022 Revealed, SWIFT Standards Methodology, WG10 Organization.