FIX Trading Community Announces Release Candidate 3 of FIX Orchestra

FIX Trading Community Announces Release Candidate 3 of FIX Orchestra
13.03.2018 08:48 am

FIX Trading Community Announces Release Candidate 3 of FIX Orchestra

Trading Systems

 FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the publication of Release Candidate 3 for FIX Orchestra for public review, to help the industry move further towards standardisation and automation of rules of engagement and deliver major efficiencies to the counterparty onboarding process. This enables firms to define their service offerings in an entirely systematic way, allowing them to certify their flows faster and with greater accuracy, while significantly reducing the need for manual intervention. 

FIX Orchestra was conceived as machine readable rules of engagement between counterparties. As such, it is a standard for the exchange of metadata about the behaviour of FIX applications that will allow adopters of not only FIX, but any messaging protocol, to describe their service offering. The ultimate goal of FIX Orchestra is to bring the capability of “Plug and Play” into the FIX ecosystem following the evolution of computer systems over the past twenty years in order to greatly improve operational efficiency and reduce the time to trading for the FIX Community. The simplest use of FIX Orchestra will be to create an unambiguous specification for a service offering, replacing the ubiquitous PDF and Word documents that are not actionable. In its most extreme adoption level, FIX Orchestra can be used to automate the entire process of onboarding, normalizing, and validating disparate counterparty implementations.

As of Release Candidate 3, FIX Orchestra will be used as the basis for the re-engineering of the FIX Repository maintenance and publication system in 2018. By the end of 2018, all best practice documents will include a FIX Orchestra service definition. Independent Software Vendors, managed network providers, and bespoke implementations are encouraged to enhance their systems to consume FIX Orchestra service definitions.

Nirav Shah, Senior Vice President, Testing Tools Engineering, Itiviti, noted, “At Itiviti, we are closely involved in the area of standardisation and automation of Rules of Engagement. We are closely observing the progress of FIX Orchestra and evaluating how our platforms can consume FIX Orchestra files for automation of testing using an unambiguous specification of a service offering.”  

Damian Bierman, Vice President, Head of Asia-Pacific at PortwareCo-chair Global Technical Committee, FIX Trading Community, commented, “FIX Orchestra delivers major efficiencies to the counterparty onboarding process, and promises to bring benefits to the entire industry. Firms who adopt Orchestra will, for the first time, be able to define their service offerings in an entirely systematic way, allowing them to certify their flows faster and with greater accuracy, while significantly reducing the need for manual intervention. Ultimately, firms on Orchestra will be able to start trading faster, with greater ease and at lower cost than ever before. In that regard, FIX Orchestra represents one of the most exciting initiatives coming out of the FIX Trading Community today and proves yet again that the spirit of innovation within the community is alive and well, and focused, now as ever, on delivering solutions which are highly relevant to the challenges of the industry.”

The next steps with this initiative will be to work with firms to get early adoption to drive and mature the standard.

Related News

Mizuho Bank London Implements Orchestrade to Enhance Risk Management

Orchestrade, a leading provider of trading, risk and operations solutions for capital markets, announced today that Mizuho Bank London has gone live on the Orchestrade system... Read more »

Dash to Acquire eRoom Securities

Dash Financial Technologies, the industry’s leading capital markets technology and... Read more »

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions for 2019:

Will this be the year when Germany enters recession, Apple “secures funding” for Tesla, Trump tells Powell “you’re fired” and Labour sweeps to a resounding victory and... Read more »

NSD and ARQA Technologies Complete Integration of Mutual Fund Distribution Platform with QUIK

National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, and ARQA Technologies have successfully completed the process of integration of NSD’s centralized... Read more »

Asiakastieto, Nordea, OP, Privanet and Tieto to Digitalize Trading of Non-listed Company Shares

This first-of-its kind initiative leverages distributed ledger technology to open up significant opportunities for companies, company personnel, investors, public... Read more »

Crypto markets mature as Cryptology unveils professional margin trading features

Singapore-based community cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptology Exchange today launches a new... Read more »

Magazine
ALL
Free Newsletter Sign-up
+44 (0) 208 819 32 53 +44 (0) 173 261 71 47
Download Our Mobile App