Blogs from Tim Healy, FIX Trading Community, Global Marketing & Communications Director

How the FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference will help shape the future of trading

How the FIX Trading Community EMEA Trading Conference will help shape the future of trading

28th February 2017

On the 2 March 2017 the FIX Trading Community is once again holding its annual one-day EMEA Trading Conference at Old Billingsgate in London. The event is now in its 9th year and is considered by many as the largest one-day trading event in Europe, full of lively debates, interesting keynote speeches and excellent networking opportunities. The... read more
FIX Trading Community addressing regulation collaboratively

FIX Trading Community addressing regulation collaboratively

8th July 2016

FIX has been at the forefront of electronic trading for over two decades now. It is the de facto standard for multi asset trading across the globe. From its earliest incarnation as a protocol for routing orders between market participants, the ethos of collaboration and standardisation has been clear. In the financial industry, it is sometimes rare... read more
Learn, Network, Debate.

Learn, Network, Debate.

18th March 2016

Post event reviews are a difficult topic to write about, even more so when it is one of your own events. Given that we are predominantly a volunteer and member driven body, there could be a slight danger of sycophancy and back-slapping. Our events are billed correctly as “for the industry, by the industry”. The members put together the... read more
Regulation – Everyone’s Responsibility

Regulation – Everyone’s Responsibility

20th October 2015

The FIX Trading Community returned to Paris for the first time in two years in early October to have further discussions about the current regulatory environment in Europe. The timeliness could not have been better given the publication by ESMA, earlier in the week, of its final technical standards. The panel, consisting of senior participants from... read more
With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends

10th August 2015

As my bio states quite clearly - 30 years in the financial industry. Memories of an age that was pre electronic trading as we know it today. Days of floor traders, open outcry, funny coloured jackets, dodgy haircuts and huge mobile phones. Anyone who was involved that long ago will have stories to tell of markets that were not always the most... read more
FIX Trading Community Mid-Year Review

FIX Trading Community Mid-Year Review

12th June 2015

June already, and almost half way through what is shaping up to be a very busy 2015 for the FIX Trading Community. We have seen the creation of two new working groups and a host of new subgroups examining regulatory matters in EMEA. We have also had seven extremely well attended events across the globe. Barely had the tinsel and holly been taken... read more
Post Trade Working Group

Post Trade Working Group

25th November 2014

Many, many, many moons ago I started my career in the City in the back-office of a US investment bank. Part of my daily duties back then was to ensure that the client confirms, that were dispatched by post to clients, matched the dealing tickets from the previous day. Each day I would start with a pile of 100 dealing tickets and a pile of 300 trade... read more
Say Flash Boys again, I dare you, I double dare you…

Say Flash Boys again, I dare you, I double dare you…

14th October 2014

It’s now approximately 6 months since the release of that already infamous book. I’m not too sure that Mr Tarantino would have classed it as pulp fiction but it certainly raised a few eyebrows in the industry and caused a huge amount of debate. Although the furore has died down somewhat, it has left the market in a slight state of flux... read more
Nordics Trading Briefing Review/Wrap Up

Nordics Trading Briefing Review/Wrap Up

29th May 2014

On Thursday 15th May, the FIX Trading Community hosted its annual Nordics Trading Briefing at the Berns Hotel, Stockholm. Close to 230 delegates attended this year’s event as it once again proved to be as popular as before with an agenda aimed at encouraging lively debate. Unlike the Americas Conference in February, the weather was extremely... read more