Roster Updates Standard

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Introduction

The Roster Updates Standard provides publishers with a standard vehicle for communicating analyst roster information to clients and aggregator partners. This schema leverages major elements already defined within the RIXML schema proper, but also provides a new top-level element and structure for specifying adds, updates, and deletes for organizations and people. The typical use case would be creating analyst roster files for a given publisher. 

The RIXML Roster Updates Standard includes both a set of tags and a set of rules to ensure consistent usage of these tags.

The RIXML Roster Updates Standard is part of the RIXML Standards Suite, which is also includes the RIXML Research Standard, the RIXML Interactions Standard, and the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard.

Current production release:  RIXML Roster Updates Standard 2.5

The current production version of the RIXML Roster Updates Standard is version 2.5. It was released on September 21, 2017, and became the production version on December 15, 2017, in conjunction with the version 2.5 release of the RIXML Research Standard.

Version 2.5 does not break backward-compatibility with the initial version. That is, a RIXML roster update record that validates against version 2.4 will also validate against version 2.5.

Older versions

Older versions of the RIXML Roster Updates Standard can be found on the Version History page.

Documentation

Documentation for the RIXML Roster Updates Standard is included in the Data Dictionary, Implementation Guide, and release notes for the RIXML v2.5 release.

Data Dictionary

Pages 136 of the RIXML v2.5 Data Dictionary cover the tags used in the RIXML Roster Updates Standard, while pages 7-21 contain important information about implementing any of the standards in the RIXML Standards Suite.The purpose of the RIXML v2.5 Data Dictionary outlines the approach we took in creating the RIXML Standard Suite and also explains some fundamental concepts such as XML, object modeling, schemas, etc. Diagrams of the RIXML object model are included, as are definitions for the elements and attributes.
Download the RIXML v2.5 Data Dictionary(.pdf)

Implementation Guide

The RIXML v2.5 Implementation Guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the other components of the release. The Implementation Guide outlines the approach taken by RIXML.org in creating the RIXML standards, explains the fundamental concepts regarding tagging and XML, and provides guidance for implementing the RIXML Standards Suite. It also explains some of the core principles of the standard and defines some best practices for implementing it. 
Download the RIXML v2.5 Implementation Guide (.pdf)

Release Notes

The RIXML Roster Updates Standard v2.5 contains only minor changes from the prior release.  Highlights of changes in the v2.5 release of the RIXML Standards Suite can be found in the release notes. 
Download the Release Notes. (.pdf)

Reference Links

Improving efficiency and streamlining workflows are core concepts behind RIXML. Therefore, RIXML standards leverage ISO or other standards already in common use in the investment industry whenever possible.  Learn more about the other standards utilized within the RIXML Standards Suite.

Schema

There are three XSD files used by the RIXML Roster Updates Standard.  These represent the relationships and components as defined by the object model. These files can also be used to validate individual coverage update records to ensure they are RIXML-compliant. 

The following schema files contain the tags used in the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard: 

RIXML Coverage Updates main schema – contains the roster update-specific tags used in the RIXML Roster Updates Standard

RIXML Common schema – contains the tags used in multiple places in the Roster Updates Standard and/or used in more than one standard in the RIXML Standards Suite

RIXML Data Types schema – contains the valid values for the enumeration lists used in the RIXML Standards Suite

Coverage Updates Standard

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Introduction

The RIXML Coverage Updates Standard provides publishers with a standard vehicle for communicating coverage information to clients and aggregator partners. This schema leverages major elements already defined within the RIXML Research Standard, but also provides a new top-level element and structure for specifying adds, updates, and deletes for pairings of covering entities (organizations and people) and covered entities (asset classes, asset types, security types, issuers, securities, sector/industries, regions, countries, indices, and disciplines).

The RIXML Coverage Updates Standard includes both a set of tags and a set of rules to ensure consistent usage of these tags.

The RIXML Coverage Updates Standard is part of the RIXML Standards Suite, which is also includes the RIXML Research Standard, the RIXML Interactions Standard, and the RIXML Roster Updates Standard.

Current production release:  RIXML Coverage Updates Standard 2.5

The current production version of the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard is version 2.5. It was released on September 21, 2017, and became the production version on December 15, 2017, in conjunction with the version 2.5 release of the RIXML Research Standard.

Version 2.5 does not break backward-compatibility with the initial version. That is, a RIXML coverage update record that validates against version 2.4 will also validate against version 2.5.

Older versions

Older versions of the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard can be found on the Version History page.

Documentation

Documentation for the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard is included in Data Dictionary, Implementation Guide, and release notes for the RIXML Research Standard v2.5.

Data Dictionary

Pages 137-138 of the RIXML v2.5 Data Dictionary cover the tags used in the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard, while pages 7-21 contain important information about implementing any of the standards in the RIXML Standards Suite.The purpose of the RIXML v2.5 Data Dictionary outlines the approach we took in creating the RIXML Standard Suite and also explains some fundamental concepts such as XML, object modeling, schemas, etc. Diagrams of the RIXML object model are included, as are definitions for the elements and attributes.
Download the RIXML v2.5 Data Dictionary(.pdf)

Implementation Guide

The RIXML v2.5 Implementation Guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the other components of the release. The Implementation Guide outlines the approach taken by RIXML.org in creating the RIXML standards, explains the fundamental concepts regarding tagging and XML, and provides guidance for implementing the RIXML Standards Suite. It also explains some of the core principles of the standard and defines some best practices for implementing it. 
Download the RIXML v2.5 Implementation Guide (.pdf)

Release Notes

Page 29 of the RIXML Research Standard v2.5 release notes contains information on changes in the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard. 
Download the Release Notes. (.pdf)

Reference Links

Improving efficiency and streamlining workflows are core concepts behind RIXML. Therefore, RIXML standards leverage ISO or other standards already in common use in the investment industry whenever possible.  Learn more about the other standards utilized within the RIXML Standards Suite.

Schema

There are three XSD files used by the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard.  These represent the relationships and components as defined by the object model. These files can also be used to validate individual coverage update records to ensure they are RIXML-compliant. 

The following schema files contain the tags used in the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard: 

RIXML Coverage Updates main schema – contains the coverage update-specific tags used in the RIXML Coverage Updates Standard

RIXML Common schema – contains the tags used in multiple places in the Coverage Updates Standard and/or used in more than one standard in the RIXML Standards Suite

RIXML Data Types schema – contains the valid values for the enumeration lists used in the RIXML Standards Suite

Linkbacks Working Group

Introduction

With many research publishers broadening their platforms to embrace various forms of digital content delivery, issues around identity & access management (IAM) and workflow support arise between publishers, consumers, and aggregators. RIXML has formed the Linkbacks Working Group to understand and add value to the process of transitioning to digital content and areas to prioritize development of best practices and standards around the rollout and adoption of digital content.

Key objectives of Linkbacks Working Group

The Linkbacks Working Group has identified several key objectives. These include addressing how to manage embargo periods and how to provide a consistent user experience that includes printing, downloading, and search functionality. From an entitlement perspective, the question of whether APIs should be required or recommended, and whether SAML should be the standard will also need to be decided. Finally, technical issues such as the use of PDFs for indexing, availability of offline versions, mobile platforms and whether access to content should remain into perpetuity or deleted after a period of time will also need to be determined.

Current Status

Discussion document:

The Linkbacks Working Group has created a presentation providing an overview of the pre-linkbacks method of content distribution, the rationale for moving to linkbacks, various challenges, and a side-by-side comparison of how various firms are currently approaching linkbacks. This presentation was used to guide the discussion during a recent meeting RIXML.org hosted for sell-side firms, and a separate vendor-focused meeting. The key focus for both meetings was on benefits, authentication, embargos and distributor requirements.

Survey results:

We had a light response to the linkback survey sent out in October 2019 with an overall completion rate of 29%, representing 47% of the content contributor firms invited to take the survey and 11% of the vendor firms. Follow-up conversations with the firms that did not reply indicated that while some firms were not interested in the topic, a handful had opted out due to concerns regarding visibility of survey results.


Of the firms that did complete the survey, 100% are interested in vendor linkbacks, with 67% also interested in trusted links. Only three content contributor firms who replied to the survey are currently in production with linkbacks across one or more vendors. The others expressed interest, indicating that the bespoke nature of the process is a deterrent and that standardization would help them make the move. Almost 50% of content contributor firms have content on the web version of their content that is not visible in the PDF version; those that currently do not are working towards that goal in the future.
The biggest reported benefit of moving to linkbacks has been consistency across the user experience and the ability to market unique content to readers based on their interests.

For more information

Please contact working group chair Patty Lynch or RIXML Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or a member of your firm would like more information or would like to participate in the Linkbacks Working Group and have not already done so.

ESG Working Group

Older Versions

Summary of current and prior versions of all RIXML Standards

The RIXML Standards Suite has included the following versions:

RIXML Research Standard  v2.5 (current)      v2.4   v2.3.1   v2.3   v2.2   v2.1   v2.0   v1.0 
RIXML Interactions Standard v2.0 (current)     v1.0
RIXML Coverage Updates Standard     v2.5 (current)     v2.4
RIXML Roster Updates Standard v2.5 (current)     v2.4
     

Documentation and schema files for all versions of the standards in the RIXML Standards Suite are below: 

RIXML Research Standard

Release: RIXML Research Standard v2.4
Release date: 05 Feb 2013
Comments: Added terms and definitions to many enumeration lists; added major new element for describing organization expertise (with sub-structure); added additional person details; updated structure of Rating element; added mirror tags for certain tags to enable formatting. Does not break backward-compatibility with version 2.3.1.
Documentation: RIXML Standards Data Dictionary (.pdf)
RIXML v2.4 Release Notes (.pdf)
RIXML Research Level One v2.4 Definition Document (.pdf)
Schema files: RIXML Research Schema v2.4 Main (.xsd)
RIXML Schema v2.4 Common (.xsd)
Schema Data Types (.xsd)

    

Release: RIXML Research Standard v2.3.1
Release date: 11 Jan 2010
Comments: Patch release containing a spelling correction to one of the enumerations. Does not break backward-compatibility with version 2.3.
Documentation: RIXML Research Standard v2.3.1 User Guide (.pdf)
RIXML v2.3.1 Release Notes (.pdf)
RIXML Research v2.3.1 Level One Definition Document (.pdf)
Schema files: RIXML Research Schema v2.3.1 Main (.xsd)
RIXML Common v2.3.1 Schema (.xsd)
RIXML Data Types v2.3.1 Schema (.xsd)

   

Release: RIXML Research Standard v2.3
Release date: 13 Apr 2009
Comments: Improved definitions of more than 120 enumerated values; changed some tag cardinalities from required to optional based on real-world use cases that demonstrated that some tags formerly marked as required did not always apply and should be optional. Does not break backward-compatibility with version 2.2.
Documentation:

RIXML Research Standard v2.3 User Guide (.pdf)
RIXML v2.3 Release Notes (.pdf)
RIXML Research v2.3 Level One Definition Document (.pdf) 

Schema files: RIXML Research Schema v2.3 Main (.xsd)
RIXML Schema v2.3 Common (.xsd)
RIXML Schema v2.3 Data Types (.xsd)

   

Release:

RIXML Research Standard v2.2

Release date: 26 Mar 2005
Comments: Updated specification to facilitate use of XBRL tagging; also imposes constraints on the tags covering language, currency, and country codes in order to enforce use of corresponding ISO standards. Does not break backward-compatibility with version 2.1.
Documentation: RIXML Research Standard v2.2 User Guide (.pdf)
RIXML Research Standard v2.2 Release Notes (.pdf)
RIXML Research v2.2 Level One Definition Document (.pdf)
Schema files: RIXML Research v2.2 Schema Main (.xsd)
RIXML Schema v2.2 Common (.xsd)
RIXML Schema v2.2 Data Types (.xsd)

      

Release:

RIXML Research Standard v2.1

Release date: 25 Mar 2003
Comments: Major release incorporating updated information regarding tagging of ratings. Does break backward-compatibility with 1.0 and 2.0.
Documentation: RIXML Research v2.1 User Guide (.pdf)
RIXML Research v2.1 Release Notes (.pdf)
Schema file: RIXML Research v2.1 Schema (.xsd)

  

Release:

RIXML Research Standard v2.0

Release date: 20 Jun 2002
Comments: Major release pulling together improvements along five vectors: globalization, events, distribution/entitlements, financial data, and fixed income. Does break backward-compatibility with 1.0.
Documentation: RIXML Research v2.0 User Guide (.pdf)
RIXML Research v2.0 Summary (.xls)
Schema file: RIXML Research v2.0 Schema (.xsd)

   

Release:

RIXML Research Standard v1.0                                                                                                              

Release date: 20 Jun 2001
Comments: Initial production release of the RIXML standard.
Documentation: RIXML Research v1.0 User Guide (.pdf)
RIXML Research v1.0 Release Notes (.pdf)
Schema file: RIXML Research v1.0 Schema Common (.xsd)

 

RIXML Interactions Standards

Release: RIXML Interactions Standard v2.0
Release date: 05 Sep 2019
Comments:

Major update to RIXML Interactions Standard.  The Interactions Standard will now utilize tags and tag sets (simple and complex elements, attributes, and complex types) from the common schema currently utilized by the other RIXML standards. Also, the method of identifying the number and types of firms involved in an interaction has been improved, the tags used to identify the firms and individuals involved in an interaction have been reorganized, the ability to connect related interactions has been enhanced, the ability to connect related research content has been added, and the mechanism to track the status of both the interaction itself and of each participant in the context of the interaction has been refined.

Documentation: RIXML Interactions v2.0 Data Dictionary (.pdf)
Schema files: RIXML Interactions v2.0 main schema (.xsd)
RIXML Common v2.6 schema (.xsd)
RIXML Data Types v2.6 schema (.xsd)

    

Release:

RIXML Interactions Standard v1.0

Release date: 1 Nov 2017
Comments: Initial production release of the RIXML Interactions Standard.  The RIXML Interactions Standard is designed to help firms comply with the European Union’s revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).
Documentation: RIXML Interactions v1.0 Data Dictionary
Schema files: RIXML Interactions v1.0 schema

  

RIXML Coverage Updates Standard

Release: RIXML Coverage Updates Standard v2.4
Release date: 05 Feb 2013
Comments: Initial production release of RIXML Coverage Updates Standard.  Does not break backward-compatibility with version 2.3.1.
Documentation: RIXML Standards Data Dictionary (.pdf)
RIXML v2.4 Release Notes (.pdf)
Schema files: RIXML Coverage Updates v2.4 Main (.xsd)
RIXML Schema v2.4 Common (.xsd)
Schema Data Types (.xsd)

    

RIXML Roster Updates Standard

Release: RIXML Roster Updates Standard v2.4
Release date: 05 Feb 2013
Comments: Initial production release of RIXML Roster Updates.  Does not break backward-compatibility with version 2.3.1.
Documentation: RIXML Standards Data Dictionary (.pdf)
RIXML v2.4 Release Notes (.pdf)
RIXML Research Level One v2.4 Definition Document (.pdf)
Schema files RIXML Roster Updates v2.4 Main (.xsd)
RIXML v2.4 Common (.xsd)
RIXML v2.4 Data Types (.xsd)

 

 

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