APIs are the lifeblood of our industry. The orders that pass from investors to markets. The constant drum beat of market data. The payment, clearance and settlement systems. None of these could work without APIs.
So if APIs are so important, why is their maintenance often so inefficient? And why do so many people accept this? At FixSpec, we believe that integration doesn't have to take so long and use so much energy, and we’ve built solutions that will help you recode the way you stay connected. We’ll help you boost your efficiency, and enable your engines of growth to run smoother and faster.
Our journey starts with the humble API document. Talk to people about these and you’ll see a pattern: nobody likes writing them and nobody likes reading them. No wonder they’re overlooked and unloved.
At the core of our vision is a different type of documentation. One that is faster to code, easier to view and share, and simpler to maintain. Most importantly, it isn’t trapped inside one static file, but made to be converted and reused to integrate into other processes.
We don’t believe in using the same old thinking or technology to solve the same old problems, which is why our API solutions – and our company – are different to anything you’ve experienced before.
CTO, A2X Markets
“Central has become an integral part of our onboarding process. It’s an incredibly well thought-out tool that simplifies the onboarding process enormously and ensures a professional, slick interaction with clients and vendors.”
CEO, Aquis Exchange
“Our aim is to make Aquis Exchange as time and cost efficient to connect to as possible. Our arrangement with FixSpec is an important step in this direction.”
CTO, Chi-X Australia
“Simplifying trading and enhancing access to our interface specifications makes it easier for market participants to build to our marketplace. Chi-X Australia's involvement in this global initiative with FixSpec is yet another example of Chi-X delivering innovation and higher service levels to Australian market participants.”
“Embonds is disrupting the emerging market fixed income ecosystem by cutting out the middleman. Attracting liquidity to our innovative fixed income venue meant FIX integrations to as many buy-side OMS and EMS systems as possible, alongside our existing trader GUI and JSON API."
“FixSpec took the time to understand our unique trading protocols, were instrumental in helping us to define the API workflows, develop comprehensive documentation and support us throughout our on-boarding of over 100 clients.”
We’ve created a different culture. By assembling a close-knit team of talented individuals and stripping away the distractions and formality that put the brakes on larger companies, we’re able to maintain high levels of productivity and agility. This approach means that we’re a very different type of software company.
We don't sell expensive consultants, and we hate hidden fees. You won't catch us handing out pens from expensive conference stands. We want to help solve your problems, which is why we treat every client - no matter how big or small - as a trusted, long-term business partner rather than a number on a spreadsheet.
After a successful career in product management for investment banks, brokers, multiple exchanges and a software vendor, Chris came to the conclusion that the way firms connect with each other was in need of radical change.
So he quit his job and founded FixSpec in his spare bedroom. Five years on, you can still find him designing and coding new ways to improve the way API integration happens, making it faster, easier and less painful for everybody.
Mahendra has spent 15 years working on all aspects of financial software development and deployment, from UI to low-latency, high-throughput market gateways. He believes that financial firms have been too slow in adopting new technology, and as a result are missing the opportunity to deliver great user experience and gain a competitive edge.
At FixSpec, he combines enterprise experience with his knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies to build innovative solutions that are consumer grade user-friendly and economical, yet enterprise grade reliable and secure.
Gwen has worked in the trading industry for over 16 years, implementing and supporting clients and exchange connectivity in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. She believes that in today’s environment, companies that stay ahead of the game are the ones that invest in productivity tools to gain efficiency, make their resources achieve their full potential, and keep their customer satisfaction high.
Gwen is excited to be part of FixSpec, and relishes the opportunity to make provide users with the solutions they’ve been waiting for.
As a creative and passionate programmer for more than 11 years, Shivaji has solved a wide range of challenging finance, telecom and storage problems, and knows that reliable financial systems are critical to a business’s success.
Being part of the FixSpec team puts him in the right place to work on innovative solutions that will create quicker financial systems integration.