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Underwriters and investors can access DirectBooks through both a secure web-delivered application and FIX API connectivity, allowing users to integrate the platform with their order management systems or proprietary technologies.


  • Set up new deals with associated tranches


  • Review order and manage allocation messages


  • Send deal announcements and updates to investors


  • Manage allocation messages


  • Add deal documentation




  • View a centrally aggregated deal calendar of primary issuance

  • Consume a standardized set of terms and documents for all transactions

  • Get real-time update details including guidance and pricing in a single dashboard


  • Improve order management via quick order entry and master order dashboard functionality

  • Reallocate time from mechanics (manual input) to analysis


DirectBooks is ISO 27001:2013 certified. This accreditation demonstrates the adherence to a strict set of standards for securely handling customer data. ISO 27001:2013 is the standard for information security management systems (ISMS) and their requirements.

FIX 5.0 SP2

DirectBooks has based its technical communications flows on the industry standard FIX® protocol. More specifically, DirectBooks utilizes FIX 5.0 SP2 for systems communications. FIX® has become the language of the global financial markets used extensively by buy-side and sell-side firms to communicate financial information.

DirectBooks is a member of the International Capital Market Association, participating in the evolution of market conventions and standards for global debt markets. ICMA is a membership association for the international bond markets, with over 600 members in 65+ jurisdictions worldwide.

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