FISD Newsletter – October 2022

WFIC Recap

FISD welcomed 632 delegates to WFIC 2022 in Prague. This was an all-time record, with delegates attending networking activities, workshops, panels and presentations over the course of 3 very busy days. Thank you to the WFIC Program Planning Committee, WFIC Sponsors, especially Platinum Sponsor Deutsche Boerse and Host Sponsor LSEG Refinitiv, speakers and participants who brought WFIC roaring back after its Covid-induced hiatus!

Debra Walton Wins FISD Lifetime Achievement Award

Debra Walton was presented with the FISD Lifetime Achievement Award on October 17th at the World Financial Information Conference in Prague. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the major developments and accomplishments of the financial information industry over the past 25 years. Patti Sachs and Georg Gross were also nominated. Past winners Frank Piasecki, Barry Raskin and Sara Banerjee also attended.

FISD Executive Committee Elections—Nominations Accepted until Dec. 2nd

All FISD members are invited to nominate candidates to fill 12 positions on the FISD Executive Committee (EC) for two-year terms which begin in January 2023. Positions are open for representatives in each of the three FISD constituency areas: exchanges, vendors (data, software, hardware, services), and consumer firms. View the current EC list.

Please submit one nomination for your company with the campaign statements for both executives who will be representing your firm. Nominations will be accepted until December 2, then voting will commence on December 5. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you have any questions.


November gets busy as we head into the holidays with travel schedules and time off– that’s why FISD is adding webinars you can watch from anywhere to the schedule this month. Join us Nov. 10 for a webinar on data catalogs and Nov. 15 for a lesson on communicating the business case for DEI.

Singapore Event

We’d like to make you aware of the FISD in-person meeting in Singapore on Nov 10th! Hosted by our friends at SGX, FISD has a great program lined up with discussions on the complexities of market data entitlements over cloud applications, and Sustainability Financing – how E,S and G data is helping connect capital with climate transition projects. There will be speakers from cloud service providers, EDM providers, sustainability data providers and the buy/sell sides. There will also be announcements from CME, AsiaNext (the SDX/SBI Joint Venture) and OptionsIT for new products and services.

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FISD Newsletter – September 2022

Join Us in NYC

Join us at our next in-person NYC Issue Brief on Thursday, September 22nd kindly hosted by Morgan Stanley! Over 160 people have registered, so we expect excellent networking, conversations, and the program is phenomenal. Walk-ins are not permitted, so you’re going to want to register ASAP for this event. If you have any issues registering or any questions, please contact Courtney McGuinn, FISD Program and Project Director (Americas) –


WFIC Roundtables Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2022 World Financial Information Conference Roundtables. These afternoon sessions provide delegates an interactive opportunity to dive deeper on topics discussed in the morning sessions with the plenary panelists and other experts. Take a look at the full slate of roundtables and register for WFIC today!

Another exciting WFIC item of note is that we have crossed the 400 delegates and are on track for a very full house.

What Job-Specific Certifications Would You Like to See?

FISD is contemplating the next addition to the Professional Certification Program. What job roles do you think would benefit from having a related certification? Contact Hope Wilkes with your thoughts.

Haven’t heard of FISD Professional Certification? Currently we offer three different exams to help you buff up your market data expertise. The latest covers market data technology in-depth. Even though it’s a challenging topic, we promise that studying with FIT into your schedule as we offer exams bundled with convenient self-paced eTraining courses. Learn more about the FISD Financial Information Technologist Certification (FISD FIT) at or contact Hope Wilkes.


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FISD Newsletter – Auguest 2022

Join Us in Sydney

We’re back – and very much looking forward to meeting everyone in person in Sydney on September 15 at the Morningstar office in Barangaroo! In addition to a great venue we have some juicy content topics:

A controversial discussion of ESG – with particular focus on Australia funds data and corporate dynamics in the Australia ESG market.
Fixed Income is the latest asset class to see a growth in algorithmic trading in APAC. What took so long?
How to harness the power of cloud for the next generation of market data challenges:
Please tell your APAC colleagues. No travel/testing restrictions in Australia! Ask them to get in touch with if they need help to register for the event.

Kick-off to Fall in NYC

Join us by kicking off the official first day of fall at our next in-person NYC Issue Brief on Thursday, September 22nd kindly hosted by Morgan Stanley! We are busy planning the program but here are some highlights:

A lively panel discussion about how the index data world is growing faster than ever due to the rapidly changing marketplace, new use cases, and the ever-increasing amount of data.
An update on the latest developments on the consolidated tape front
A welcome introduction to some of our newest FISD members and an overview on various initiatives that are occurring under the FISD umbrella.
The evening will end with a networking reception to further discuss the topics as well as share some of your favorite summer stories with your industry colleagues. If you have any issues registering or any questions, please contact Courtney McGuinn, FISD Program and Project Director (Americas).

Service Level & Communications Group to Review Best Practices

The Service Level & Communications working group focuses on data providers’ communication and product management practices. The next meeting of this working group will occur on September 8. The main focus of the agenda will be on Sections 7 and 8 of the Service Level & Communications Best Practices document – looking at industry adherence to the recommendations and potential changes to the document. This working group is open to all FISD members. Please let Tom Davin know if you would like to join the meeting or have questions.


WFIC Speakers Announced

Have you checked out the 2022 WFIC speaker line up yet? These top-class thought leaders are sure to dazzle delegates at the World Financial Information Conference October 16-19 in Prague. You can view the entire 2022 schedule to see what the experts will be talking about. Topics will include: the financial information industry post-pandemic, consolidated tape plans, banks as data vendors, defi, crypto, the cloud, alt data, AI/ML, ESG, regulation, a stream for market data engineers and much, much, more

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FISD Newsletter – July 2022

“Moderating a Panel” – Video Training Series

Panels are the meat and potatoes of FISD events. Moderating these panels is definitely not straightforward – there are many perils and pitfalls that a moderator could fall into. Recognizing all of this prompted FISD to invest into providing help and guidance for anyone kind and brave enough to be a moderator. How do you work in the weeks and days leading up to a panel? How do you guide and prepare your panelists before they all step on stage? Once the auspicious day arrives and you are on stage, how do you get the conversation flowing but avoid those dreaded sales pitches or microphone hogs (you know who you are). Two short and easy to follow videos starring the shy and retiring David Anderson provide insights and guidance – informative but not prescriptive. We hope you enjoy! Member login required.


More WFIC Content Announced

WFIC planning heats up along with the summer temperatures! Please have a look at the 2022 schedule to see the confirmed keynotes and check out newly posted content. From sessions diving into the industry post-pandemic to AI and Machine Learning. Delegates will also learn about what’s new in the Cloud, all about alternative data and Creating a Culture of Resiliency with special guest speaker Howard Lutnick, Chairman & CEO of BGC Partners, Inc., Chairman of Newmark Group, Inc, and Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. This is a conference you won’t want to miss–register today!

Congratulations to June’s new FISD FIAs

Join us in extending a warm welcome to six of the FISD FIAs minted last month:

Saraniya Elengovan, Bloomberg
Wing Yan Fung, HKEx
Peter Mosca, Bloomberg
Josephine Perez, LSEG
Thomas Rauch, Bloomberg
Yuko Tanaka, Bloomberg
A directory of certified professionals is available here. Want to see your name (or your team’s names) up in lights? Check out the FISD Professional Certification website then contact Hope Wilkes with questions.

Join the FISD Rising Stars Committee

FISD is looking for some of the best and brightest market data professionals under 40 to help shape the Rising Stars agenda. The committee will meet quarterly to work on expanding programming for the industry’s future leaders. Possible initiatives include mentorship, “up-and-coming” awards, public speaking practice, and more. FISD needs your input to help focus our energy and resources in the right direction. Does that sound like a fit for you or someone you know? Contact Hope Wilkes.


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FISD Newsletter – June 2022

June 1 NYC Event

Please join one of the newest members of the team, Courtney McGuinn, at her inaugural FISD Issue Brief at Citi’s headquarters in NYC! There is a packed agenda which includes a discussion about exchange data in the cloud, a rising stars chat, a thought leadership presentation on Libor, a new member introduction and an update on FISD happenings, followed by some time for everyone to network! Register here today.

Usage Reporting Working Group Publishes Finding of Exchange Survey

In September 2021, the Usage Reporting Working Group made a presentation to the Exchange Constituency Group (ECG) with six key issues / recommendations identified by the Working Group. After the ECG discussion, the Working Group decided to survey member and non-member exchanges to assess the degree to which exchanges aligned to the September recommendations. FISD (jointly with TRG Screen) sent a questionnaire out to over 100 exchanges about usage reporting practices in our industry; 43 exchanges responded to this survey. A document with a high-level summary of the findings and recommendations on the FISD website along with a PowerPoint illustrating the survey results. Members must login to view documents. Please contact Scott Cooper with any questions or feedback.

FISD Holiday Parties at LSEG Refinitiv

It’s not too early to think about the holidays, and not too early to thank LSEG Refinitiv for volunteering to host FISD holiday parties in both London (November 30) and New York City (December 8). FISD appreciates the support that LSEG Refinitiv has provided for FISD events both as a host and a Global Sponsor.


WFIC Preliminary Schedule Announced

FISD has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2022 World Financial Information Conference taking place October 16-19 in Prague. WFIC is the only global event that focuses exclusively on issues associated with dissemination, management and use of financial information.

Please register now to join 400+ senior financial information professionals in three and a half days of panels, educational sessions, networking and fun.

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