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High Performance FIX for the Web Era – White Paper

The Fintech revolution spawned by alternative payment mechanisms and the creation of cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (“ICO”) has produced a proliferation of new web-based systems. Firms attempted to bridge the gap with REST APIs that software developers are familiar with, but a synchronous request/response architectural style is a poor fit for bidirectional communications needed for trading. Therefore, cryptocurrency venues...

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FINRA to Change to FIX Execution Time Trade Reporting

Effective Monday, August 20, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority will require a change to all FIX trade reporting related to the processing of execution time during Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes. This update affects firms’ transaction reports for all FINRA Multi Product Platform products (MPP), including TRACE, the OTC Trade Reporting Facility (ORF), and The Alternative Display Facility (ADF). Currently,...

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New Extension Packs published for MiFID II enhancements

In our continuous efforts to enhance the FIX standard to support MiFID II, EP237 (MiFID II and MiFIR Extensions Part 4) and EP238 (ESMA RTS 2 Segmentation Criteria) have been officially published to the Extension Pack page. Additionally EP239 (AllocationInstructionAlertRequest Proposal) has also been published, introducing a new FIX message type. FIXimate is updated to correspond with the above publication...

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