Financial Information Forum (FIF)

Jordan & Jordan provides program office support, staffing and leadership for the Financial Information Forum (FIF).

The Financial Information Forum (FIF) is a necessary and important resource that helps organizations understand new initiatives and develop implementation responses that fulfill requirements without adding excessive overhead costs. FIF provides a collaborative environment in which members analyze requirements, discuss alternative approaches, and recommend practical solutions. FIF is a highly valuable resource for an organization’s management, business analysts, developers, technology support, operations, compliance, and marketing personnel. FIF helps organizations become better informed and more productive in their efforts.

FIF’s mission:

  • Serve as a go-to resource for objective commentary and analysis on industry issues/initiatives
  • Engage and inform regulators about the implementation impact of proposed regulation and other market structure changes
  • Provide a forum to address open issues relating to the implementation of industry initiatives
  • Foster a community of industry professionals with the knowledge and ability to collaborate effectively
  • Be recognized as the premier forum, with cross-industry participation of broker dealers, exchanges, and vendors

Primary Areas of Focus

FIF focuses on implementation issues impacting:

  • Front Office Trading/Compliance
  • Back Office Processing
  • Data and Technology

We are currently active in:

  • Tick Size Pilot
  • Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT)
  • Rule 605/606 Disclosure
  • Market Data Capacity Growth
  • Trade Reporting: TRF, ORF, OATS, EBS, LOPR
  • Fixed Income Initiatives: MSRB, TRACE
  • Industry BCP Test/Reg SCI
  • ATS Transparency
  • DTCC Initiatives
  • Cost Basis
  • Limit Up-Limit Down  
  • MSRB Initiatives

To join FIF, please download the . For more information about FIF, current initiatives, or membership details, please visit or call 212-422-8568