FIX launches Wiki web tool to make it easier for users to share knowledge of FIX implementations

Mar 01, 2011

FIX Protocol Ltd (FPL) today launched FIXwiki, an interactive and educational web tool that aims to help traders benefit from the knowledge contributions of other users as they seek to advance their usage and understanding of the protocol.

FIXwiki is a FIX-specific wiki website that provides a comprehensive and authoritative view of the FIX specification. It will enable representatives from FPL Member firms to actively contribute additional information, provide comments, and share knowledge and insight to support the future development of the FIX Protocol messaging standard. FIXwiki will also be viewable by the broader FIX user community, providing a valuable reference tool for all market participants seeking to gain a stronger understanding of the protocol.

FIXwiki was developed and donated to FPL by John Cameron, CEO of FPL Premier Member firm, Cameron Edge, which provides FIX and electronic trading consulting services. Commenting on the release of FIXwiki Mr. Cameron stated “FIXwiki allows FIX users to interact more closely with the FIX specification, which can only be a good thing for both the users and the specification. It complements the existing FIX discussion forums, on the FPL website, which offer insight and advice on questions raised regarding the protocol by providing a natural place for capturing the conclusions of those discussions."

FIXwiki has been built using the FIX Repository, which provides the detailed content of each version of the FIX specification in a computer-readable XML format. The FIX Repository can be used in a number of ways, such as to dynamically update a FIX engine to support the latest version of FIX, rather than through manual application of the specification, enabling users to more easily and efficiently implement the latest functionality offered by the protocol. The latest version of the repository was released in late 2010 and it is exclusively available to FPL Member firms, enabling them to benefit from substantial resource and financial savings.

More than 250 firms from across the global trading community have chosen to become members of the non-profit FPL organisation. It is through the financial support these firms provide that FPL is able to fund the on-going technical development, maintenance and promotion of the FIX Protocol needed to ensure it continues to deliver significant market-wide efficiencies and cost savings for the industry. The availability of free FIX implementation tools that aid future development projects is just one of the many benefits FPL Member firms receive.

FIXwiki is available at, which also features a short video demonstrating how FIXwiki may be used.

FIX Protocol Ltd is a non-profit organisation that owns the intellectual property rights of the Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX), which is available free of charge from the FPL website subject to FPL’s copyright and acceptable use policy. FIX is a globally-recognised messaging standard enabling the electronic communication of pre-trade, trade and post-trade messages between financial institutions, primarily investment managers, broker-dealers, exchanges and ECNs/MTFs. For more information, see


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