UK - Global head of equity dealing at Baring Asset Management (BAM) Keith Wright has been elected chairman of the UK and European Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol Committee (buy-side).
The Protocol is a messaging standard developed for the real time electronic exchange of securities transactions.
As co-chairman - alongside chairs from the US, Hong Kong and Japan - Wright will also represent the UK and Europe on the Global FIX Steering Committee.
The UK and European committee is made up of 14 buy side and sell side firms on each side, including ABN Amro, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Merrill Lynch.
The chairmanship is for two years.
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