FDC3 PROGRAM

FDC3 PROGRAM

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Financial Desktop Connectivity & Collaboration Consortium (FDC3)

JOIN THE PROGRAM

Ready to participate in the FINOS FDC3 program?Here are some ways to get started:

1) BROWSE THE WIKI 

Browse the program wiki for more information about the program's working groups - this is where much of the online collaboration occurs. On the wiki you can also find recent meeting minutes as well as upcoming meeting times and dial-in information.

2) SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAILING LIST

Email fdc3+subscribe@finos.org to join the program's general mailing list to stay up to date with program activities and focus areas. Additional mailing lists for the program's five working groups can be found on the wiki.

3) EMAIL THE PARTICIPANTS

Email fdc3@finos.org to introduce yourself and ask any questions you might have of the program's active participants and contributors.

MEMBER PARTICIPANTS

  • Openfin
  • JPMorgan
  • IHSMarkit
  • Refinitiv
  • Citadel
  • FactSet
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  • GreenKey
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Working Groups

FDC3 OVERVIEW

The mission of FDC3 is to enable true plug-and-play interoperability and discovery on the financial desktop without prior bi-lateral agreements. FDC3 does this by bringing together the key stakeholders in financial software to establish standard protocol, taxonomies, and APIs.

FDC3 has over 100 participants from 40+ financial firms, representing major sell-side, buy-side, and vendor firms across the industry. The program is committed to producing functional, open, and non-proprietary standards.

BUSINESS FOCUS

Participants build agreement around the key interfaces required to support interoperability. FDC3 believes that implementing interop should be fast, easy, and secure. Our focus is on building long term growth for the financial ecosystem that will foster innovation and unlock value across the industry.

SAMPLE USE CASES

Use cases will be far-reaching, for example:
  • Click on a symbol in one app to easily launch launch analytic or trading tools in another app - without prior interaction
  • Transfer trade details from one app (proprietary or vendor) to another, e.g to/from chat, pricers, blotters, OMSs, EMSs, risk, credit, settlement systems, etc.

FOCUS AREAS

  • API specification
  • Context data specification
  • Intents specification
  • App Directory specification
  • Definition of interoperability use cases
  • Support for reference implementations