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APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) have become an essential part of modern software…
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Open banking is a concept that has been gaining momentum in recent…
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For decades, two protocols – FIX and SWIFT – have dominated the trading and post-trade landscapes respectively. But times are changing.
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You may have recently seen myself and Chris (founder of FixSpec) starring…
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Automation and self-service now regularly feature in fix onboarding team’s annual objectives. What this actually means in reality is still quite nebulous and probably remains out of reach for most firms. Paul Whittington asks why onboarding is still so painful and discusses what can be done to tackle some of the common pain-points in the onboarding process.
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I spend far more time thinking and talking about FIX documentation than… well pretty much anybody I’ve ever met. Despite being an outwardly-boring subject that is just too easy to swat away with objections like…
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One of the trends that we are seeing with more recent trading venues (which tend to be crypto exchanges), is that they are starting to offer both REST/Websocket and FIX interfaces. You might be asking why have both, and what’s the difference between them?
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FIX Protocol has undoubtedly been a success story in the industry. When it was launched it was well ahead of its time but as the protocol matures, progress has understandably slowed. At a time when the wider API ecosystem is booming, Chris Lees asks whether the FIX Protocol can remain relevant for the long term.
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Many firms that we speak to secretly struggle with FIX connectivity. Much like a duck moving across water, the internal reality of FIX connectivity is often quite different, which is why I suggest that firms secretly struggle with connectivity. For almost a decade, we’ve been talking to firms about what works and what doesn’t, and we’ve distilled these down into five principles for successful FIX connectivity.
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Machine-readable API documentation is the future. We discuss why firms should invest time to innovate specifications to a point where they are genuinely useful, and why innovation doesn’t mean starting from scratch.