FISD Newsletter – October 2023

FISD Executive Committee Elections—Nominations Accepted until Dec. 8th

All FISD members are invited to nominate candidates to fill 15 positions on the FISD Executive Committee (EC) for two-year terms beginning January 2024. Positions are open for representatives in each of the three FISD constituency areas: exchanges & markets, vendors (data/software/hardware/services), and consumer firms (financial institutions). View the current EC list. Members may nominate themselves.

If you wish to run for the election, please submit one nomination for your company with a single campaign statement covering both executives who will be representing your firm. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 8 and the election will run until Friday, January 12. Please contact Tracey Shumpert with any questions.

FISD Toronto

Join FISD on November 9 at TMX in Toronto as we ring in the market close along with a riveting afternoon of panels and presentations. Topics will include Market Data Quality Over Cost, the ESG user experience, and a discussion from some newcomers to the market data industry on their experiences and journeys, followed by an opportunity for networking.

FISD is Hiring

FISD is hiring a new team member! Our new Program Manager, Professional Development, will be the point person on our certification and training programs. Check out the job description and share with your network.

APAC Members: Register for the Last Two Events of 2023!

FISD is closing out the year in the APAC regions with FISD Tokyo on Nov. 28 and FISD Singapore on Nov. 30.

We are honored that the world’s largest pension fund, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) will both address our Tokyo meeting outlining the importance of the ESG data sets and Japan’s emerging role in transition finance.




Automated Data Inc

Coatue Management, L.L.C.

Deloitte Consulting

Franklin Templeton Investments

Guidepoint Global, LLC

Lloyds Banking Group


National Bank of Canada

Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Snowflake Computing U.K. Limited


ZwillGen PLLC

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FISD Newsletter – September 2023

FISD London Engineering Stream

The Engineering Stream is back by popular demand! AWS will host the latest workshop on Oct. 16 in London. We invite those with a robust engineering focus to join us for a day of technical discussions and learning. From interactive AI to SRE Tech Talks, we have a full slate planned before ending with a special AWS Analytics Workshop. Space is limited, so sign up today!

FISD Alternative Data Council: Compliance and Generative AI

Join FISD in New York at Schulte Roth & Zabel on October 17 for a powerhouse panel on Compliance and Generative AI. Speakers representing the SEC, Schulte Roth & Zabel and Tudor Investments will dive deep into the legal considerations of AI and the new frontier of market data.

FISD Rising Stars

FISD’s Rising Stars program is a forum for younger professionals, aspiring leaders, and career path changers where they can network, solve problems, share advice, and grow their market data industry knowledge. Seats are limited for this event. Up-and-comers should register now to join us after work on Oct. 18, at S&P Global for a panel on Corporate Boards and interactive roundtables (drinks included!) afterward. Forward this email to a stellar member of your team! Anyone needing help with registration should contact Hope Wilkes.

FISD Toronto

FISD has a special Toronto event planned on November 9. Join us at TMX for an update on the CSA consultation focused on real-time market data, hear from new entrants to the market data industry, listen to a fireside chat on Term Corra and witness the TMX market close! We’ll follow up with networking and drinks.

FISD Australia

The team has two spring dates in Australia this year. Join us in Melbourne on Oct 24th hosted by IRESS and/or on Sydney on Oct 26th hosted by Google. The discussion will be covering GenAI use cases in the financial data space, Desktop Data Interoperability, and Data and Regulatory Compliance. And, as usual, we will be hosting receptions in both venues for the more informal (but equally valuable) networking discussions.

AsiaFIC Dates Announced

We are thrilled to announce AsiaFIC will return to Singapore for its second year from May 27-29, 2024. The team is hard at work preparing an exciting program, including the return of the Engineering Stream, and working with returning sponsors before opening registration! Never miss an update by signing up for AsiaFIC emails here.

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FISD Newsletter – August 2023

FISD New York

We have been busy preparing an exciting program for FISD New York on Sept 28 at Societe Generale. Don’t miss out on this event where you will hear about one of the largest insider trading investigations in history, listen to a discussion on the 5 W’s of DRM, and hear presentations focused on the benefits and risks of AI, and another focused on a recent market data quality over cost study. Following the event, network with both old and new members. Make sure to register today!

Engineering Stream London Oct 16

FISD continues our Engineering Stream program after highly successful sessions in Prague WFIC 2022, Singapore AsiaFIC May 2023, and NYC June 2023. The next installment will be a full day in London on Monday October 16, graciously hosted by AWS and with a program designed by our co-chairs Simon Clerck of Goldman Sachs and Nigel Phelan of JPM Morgan. This tightly focused program is open to all members but targeted at those with a robust engineering background – conversation will get deeply technical. The day will include discussions on AI (including Large Language Models); Site Reliability Engineering (SRE); and of course, The Cloud! Register now and/or contact David Anderson for more information.

2024 Sponsorship Packages

It’s not too early to think about sponsoring FISD events in 2024! We have an extensive lineup in 2024 with over 25 local and virtual events, AsiaFIC in May and WFIC in September. You can view the available packages here. While incumbent sponsors will be given right of first refusal for the packages, we expect remaining sponsorships to be available to all members in October. Questions? Please contact Tracey Shumpert or David Anderson.

FISD Discount to ASIFMA

FISD is working with ASIFMA (Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) on regional data-related topics and we are pleased to be able to extend a discount code to our FISD members for ASIFMA’s up-coming regional tech and ops conference in October. Please register with the code: ESO-techops30

FISD London

FISD London on Sept 19 at Google is now full! Registration is closed. If you have registered but unable to attend, please let us know, so we have places available for those who would still like to attend. Please also note, that we are not accepting walk-ups or entry after 5:30 p.m., even if you have registered.

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FISD Newsletter – June 2023

A roaring return for our Pan Asia event – Singapore AsiaFIC May 2023

We could not have wished for a better return to our pan-Asian event. AsiaFIC 2023 taking place May 3 & 4 in Singapore was buoyed by a superb show of faith from our sponsors. Their support enabled us to create a two-day event which attracted nearly 300 registrations. Delegates attended in droves, including a standing-room-only start with the Engineering Stream and concluding with the second of two receptions with spectacular views over Singapore. The program dug deep into a diverse set of market data topics and enabled our APAC community to do some serious networking, including with some delegates who travelled from other regions to attend. Building on the success of AsiaFIC, FISD looks to provide many more member activities in APAC in the months and years to come.

Meet David Anderson in Bangalore

FISD/Atradia Program Director David Anderson will be in Bangalore and setting up meetings to discuss in-person FIA training on July 5 and 6. Please email him to set up a time to meet.

FISD Frankfurt

Coming Soon!!!! Our inaugural FISD Frankfurt event will be hosted at the centrally located Commerzbank tower building with sensational views over the city and beyond, on October 12.This is a limited capacity event, so it’s a first come, first serve registration basis. Our friends from the German IPUG assembly (the local consumer peer group) will be there to join us at our roundtable discussion event. If you want to hear what challenges and issues the German market are working on, then don’t miss this event!

Video Library

FISD’s spring program has come to a close but we have plenty of webinars, issue briefs and programming to tide you over the summer so make sure to visit our video library if you or any colleagues missed any of our programs! Catch up on our May 4 Toronto event, the May 31 NYC briefing, or tune into the Engineering Stream on June 1.

FISD Member Brief Hong Kong – Sept 5th

We are pleased to confirm the date and venue for our first APAC fall event and we are looking forward to convening our Hong Kong financial information community at the Fidelity International offices in Admiralty. Please reach out to Peter Tierney if you have ideas for topics.

WFIC Announcement Coming Soon

Planning is underway for the 2024 World Financial Information Conference! If you want to be the first to know where we are going (and when!) be sure to sign up for emails on all things WFIC!

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FISD Newsletter – July 2023

Save the Date for WFIC 2024: Next stop, Austin, Texas!

Have you heard the news? The World Financial Information Conference will take place September 15-18, 2024 in Austin, Texas. We will have lots of exciting updates in the coming months about sponsorship, registration, the program, and more. Contact Tracey Shumpert with any questions.

FISD London

Think of Google and you think of hip & cool technology, whereas Market Data may be considered a tad traditional; it’s certainly a relationship of opposites attract!! Whilst we are currently shaping the program for September 19, there will be plenty of discussion around the tech savvy trends & developments that are already making a splash.

FISD New York

Do you feel the pain from data administration, reporting requirements that may not fit usage, standards or able to measure? Join us September 28th at Societe Generale in NYC! You will hear about one of the largest insider trading investigations in history, panels and presentations discussing some of the latest market data trends, a few introductions from some of our newest members, as well as some insight on what is in store for FISD to close out 2023.

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