How will membership benefit my firm?

FIX Trading Community™ is an industry-driven organisation. It has successfully attracted participation from more than 290 of the world’s leading financial service companies, which represent every corner of the trading community. Here are just some reasons why firms across the industry are increasingly looking to become part of this growing community:

  • Buy-side firms can leverage standards and drive down trading costs
  • Sell-side firms can stay at the forefront of a mission critical component of their business
  • Vendors can continue to innovate new products with the very latest technical information at hand
  • Trading Venues can shape the protocol’s evolution as it is enhanced to further support trading and gateway requirements
  • Industry Associations can benefit from the insight and knowledge of the world’s leading industry practitioners

Member firms enjoy the unique opportunity to participate in the development and promotion of FIX, a standard which often has a significant impact on their ability to do business. Below are just some direct examples of membership benefits:

Support FIX Trading Community financially to ensure the long-term viability of FIX by:

  • Protecting the intellectual property of FIX and in turn your firm’s FIX-related investments, ensuring the industry can continue to confidently use FIX as a non-proprietary, free and open standard, while also enabling others to build and support commercial products and services based upon it
  • Enabling FIX Trading Community to engage service providers to supplement volunteer efforts, ensuring it is possible to continue the work required to ensure FIX meets constantly evolving industry and regulatory requirements
  • Enabling FIX Trading Community to continue to develop its website and community forums, which promote further FIX adoption to all users, providing access to the latest specifications, news and developments

Participate in this practical and demonstrative joint industry initiative alongside buy-side, sell-side, trading venue, vendor and regulatory participants, all working to improve the global trading process by:

  • Interacting with industry experts, peers, clients and competitors in a neutral forum to resolve standard related issues affecting your firm and your clients
  • Driving change and helping to shape the future trading environment by participating in the decision-making process influencing the standard’s evolution, ensuring FIX implementations continue to deliver increasing return-on-investment
  • Participating in the organisation’s work, benefit from networking opportunities and the potential to learn about the very latest developments in advance of the wider trading community, facilitating first mover advantages
  • Improving the global trading process by developing and promoting increased FIX use, as an enabler for electronic trading among your clients and within your firm
  • Guiding the direction of FIX Trading Community, by leading or participating in the election of its leaders

Receive complimentary access to FIX implementation tools, including:

Build your brand and demonstrate your firm’s commitment to FIX Trading Community by:

  • Gaining recognition as a supporter within the membership list and within GlobalTrading magazine
  • Taking advantage of discounted marketing opportunities at FIX Trading Community organised events
  • Promoting your firm’s support by using the member logo in your marketing materials, at your conference exhibit booth or on your website.

For details on the full range of benefits available to FIX Trading Community members please see Membership Options & Pricing or download the Membership Information pack.