FIF News

Nearing the Finish Line: SEC Rule 606 Best Practices Webinar

Please join the Financial Information Forum (FIF) and a panel of industry subject matter experts for a Webinar on SEC Rule 606 on Thursday, May 7th at 3pm et. The webinar will take the form of a roundtable discussion between 606 experts representing brokers, ATSs and 606 vendors focused on remaining implementation issues and best practice guidance. Please register here.

Posted May 04, 2020

CAT Counterparty Contact Utility

The Financial Information Forum (FIF) announces the launch of a CAT Counterparty Contact Utility, a secure central repository of CAT counterparty contact information.  Upon request and approval, brokers will be permitted to access the Utility to obtain the contact information of counterparties on an accelerated basis. The Utility will facilitate compliance with the CAT requirement that obligates brokers to repair interfirm linkage errors by T+3 (trading day of the event (T) + three trading days).  Access to the Utility will be made available to all CAT reporting brokers, regardless of whether the broker is a current FIF member.  

Posted May 04, 2020

FIF to Present Phase 2d Options Recommendations to Regulators

Representatives from the FIF/STA/SIFMA CAT Options Subgroup will be presenting our first round of Phase 2d Options Specification modeling recommendations to the Regulators on Thursday, April 30.  If you are interested in joining this meeting, please email the program office at

Posted Apr 27, 2020

FIF to Host a 606 Webinar on Thursday, May 7 @ 3:00pm et

FIF will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 7 @ 3:00pm et.  The webinar will feature a roundtable discussion on 606 between representatives from brokers, vendors, and trading systems concerning the remaining implementation issues and the socialization of best practices. FIF will distribute an invite to this webinar on Monday, April 27 or register for the event here

Posted Apr 27, 2020

Invitation: Webinar with Former Commissioner Robert Jackson - Tuesday April 21

On Tuesday, April 21 at 2:00pm et, the FIX Trading Community is hosting a webinar that will feature an interview of former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson by Tom Jordan, FIF Advisory Committee Chair.  Our friends at the FIX Trading Community have extended an invitation for FIF members to attend.  This meeting is free for FIF members.  Please find the link to the event page here and click register if you would like to attend.  If your firm is not listed on the drop-down, please send an email to and we will ensure you are registered.  Please note registration closes April 21 @ 12:00pm et.

Posted Apr 20, 2020