Final CAT Tech Spec Released

FIX recently formed the FIX/FIF CAT Working Group, please see the details below regarding CAT:

The final CAT Tech Spec has been released, please read the note below from the participants of the CAT NMS Plan:

“On October 30, 2018, the participants of the CAT NMS Plan (“Participants”) published the final version of the CAT Reporting Technical Specifications for Industry Members (“Technical Specifications”). This version incorporates industry feedback submitted to the Participants since publication of the Version 0.6 draft published on September 5, 2018. No further material changes to the Technical Specifications are planned for publication before the November 15, 2019 CAT implementation date.

Industry Members should note that the Participants have created a separate companion document to be used in conjunction with the Technical Specifications, the CAT Reporting Scenarios for Industry Members (“Reporting Scenarios”). The Reporting Scenarios document contains detailed reporting guidance on how to report various equity and options order handling and execution scenarios. This document will be updated periodically as new scenarios are presented to the Participants. The Reporting Scenarios document is subject to the same Operating Committee approval process as the Technical Specifications. The reporting scenarios section of the Technical Specifications has been removed in lieu of this new companion document.

The participants have also published two new CAT Alerts related to these Technical Specifications which may be found at the following links:

Finally, the Participants will hold three upcoming educational webinars related to these documents as follows:

  • General Overview and Key Implementation Dates- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm
  • Equities Deep Dive- Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm
  • Options Deep Dive- Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Additional information regarding these webinars, including registration information will be announced.”

If you are interested in participating on the FIX/FIF CAT Working Group, please contact the FIX Program Office.