FISD Newsletter – September 2021

FISD In-Person Events in New York and London

While no one can be sure of when things will be fully back to “normal”, FISD has scheduled events in the fall in London (October 6) and New York (October 14) so FISD members can once again enjoy networking receptions. The safety and comfort of our member attendees will be our highest priority. We encourage attendees to be fully vaccinated before attending and request the wearing of masks when seated in the auditorium listening to speakers. FISD will comply with local and national government rules – and the rules/policies of the venue. Please contact  Tom Davin if you have any questions. 

Let's Talk About the FISD FIA!

Think back on your personal career trajectory. It probably wasn’t a straight line from university to the market data industry. Experiential learning got you where you needed to be, but it took time. If you’re hiring a group of bright-eyed graduates and career changers you may need to wait months or years for them to become truly proficient. Or you can help them compress that timeline with the FISD Financial Information Associate (FISD FIA) certification.

 

The FISD FIA is the only credential designed specifically for market data professionals. Candidates are tested on their knowledge of a broad range of industry information they’ll need to do their job as well as communicate effectively with colleagues and clients. Exam material is divided into four major categories:

  • Markets: This includes the trade life cycle, major asset classes, market participants, key job functions, and the role of the markets.
  • Data: This includes sources, providers, types of data, uses of data, and commercial arrangements.
  • Technology: This includes connectivity, hardware, messaging, algorithmic trading, data management, and cloud computing.
  • Issues & Trends: This includes commercial trends, economic issues, regulations, and typical contract terms.

Want to give your new team members an edge? Download the FISD FIA syllabus PDF now to see everything they’ll learn.

Announcing WFIC 2022 Sponsorships Announced

The World Financial Information Conference (“WFIC”) is fortunate to receive most of its support from returning satisfied sponsors. For this reason, we’re especially pleased to announce that Refinitiv has already returned as Host Sponsor, so delegates can look forward to another lively Sunday night welcome reception, with more announcements coming soon.

Sponsorships, which are now available, typically sell out well in advance of the event date and we expect this to be especially true this cycle, as exhibitor inventory is limited. In addition, 2019 sponsors receive first priority to renew their options until September 30th. For this reason, we suggest past sponsors to contact FISD now to reserve their packages, and for potential new sponsors to indicate their interests so that we can prioritize them.

Look Back at Past FISD Webinars

Knowledge and education on demand! Don’t forget to visit the members only FISD Video Library to watch all of our previously recorded webinars! Please contact Michael Zingali if you have any questions or need assistance with accessing the library! 

2021 Global Sponsors

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FISD Newsletter – August 2021

Announcing WFIC 2022 Sponsorships Announced

The World Financial Information Conference (“WFIC”) is fortunate to receive most of its support from returning satisfied sponsors. For this reason, we’re especially pleased to announce that Refinitiv has already returned as Host Sponsor, so delegates can look forward to another lively Sunday night welcome reception, with more announcements coming soon.

Sponsorships, which are now available, typically sell out well in advance of the event date and we expect this to be especially true this cycle, as exhibitor inventory is limited. In addition, 2019 sponsors receive first priority to renew their options until September 30th. For this reason, we suggest past sponsors to contact FISD now to reserve their packages, and for potential new sponsors to indicate their interests so that we can prioritize them.

Measuring Social Impact: Defining the “S” in ESG on August 26 @ 10:00 AM-11:00 AM US Eastern Time

As ESG’s importance to investors grows, it is important to understand what ESG data is and how it’s generated. While the “E” – environmental impact – is straightforward, the “S” is more slippery. This harder to quantify element covers employee diversity, human rights, animal testing, and consumer protections. How are data providers, aggregators, and ratings agencies meeting the challenge of defining and measuring social responsibility?

 

This session will address:

  • How ESG is commonly defined, especially the social factors
  • What puts a company “on the side of the angels” as far as the “S” is concerned?
  • The recent history of demand for ESG information and how data providers have responded
  • Use of AI to assess companies against ESG parameters – how much weight is given to the “S” factor?

Advance registration is required in order to receive the Zoom details. I encourage you to register now using the link below so you can be sure to block off the time. Questions? Email Hope Wilkes.

FISD In-Person Events in New York and London

While no one can be sure of when things will be fully back to “normal”, FISD has scheduled events in the fall in NYC and London so FISD members can once again enjoy networking receptions. The safety and comfort of our member attendees will be our highest priority. In addition to complying with applicable local laws and host requirements, FISD suggests that attendees who are not fully vaccinated wear masks. See below for details on the London event and be on the watch for an announcement on the NYC event.

Look Back at Past FISD Webinars

Knowledge and education on demand! Don’t forget to visit the members only FISD Video Library to watch all of our previously recorded webinars! Please contact Michael Zingali if you have any questions or need assistance with accessing the library! 

2021 Global Sponsors

2021 Sponsors

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FISD Newsletter – July 2021

FISD In-Person Events in New York and London

While no one can be sure of when things will be fully back to “normal”, FISD has scheduled events in the fall in NYC and London so FISD members can once again enjoy networking receptions. The safety and comfort of our member attendees will be our highest priority. In addition to complying with applicable local laws and host requirements, FISD suggests that attendees who are not fully vaccinated wear masks. Be on the watch for announcements on dates and locations for these events, or any changes in local requirements.

Announcing WFIC 2022 Dates and Location

FISD is delighted to announce that the next World Financial Information Conference will take place from October 16-19, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. More announcements about WFIC 2022 will be coming to you in the coming months, but for now, please mark your calendars and save the dates. Currently WFIC 2022 is slated to be an in-person only event. Due to anticipated high demand, it is also planned to be an FISD member-only activity. If your firm isn’t an FISD member and you wish to participate, feel free to contact Tracey Shumpert for details.

Member Satisfaction Research – Data Collection ends this month

This month FISD will complete the data collection phase of our research project to gauge member satisfaction and elicit ideas on how FISD can deliver more value in the future. Through a mixture of online surveys and personal interviews, FISD has been reaching out to the main contacts at each FISD member firm. We would appreciate if these main contacts can dedicate a bit of time to help complete this valuable research for FISD’s future, and thanks to those who have already done so. Contact Tom Davin or Elizabeth Cummings if you have any questions about this project.

Look Back at Past FISD Webinars

Knowledge and education on demand! Don’t forget to visit the members only FISD Video Library to watch all of our previously recorded webinars! Please contact Michael Zingali if you have any questions or need assistance with accessing the library! 

2021 Global Sponsors

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Improving Financial Information with AI – Practical and Legal Considerations

Qualified attorneys in NY and CA may receive CLE credits for participating in this webinar.  Details on claiming CLE credits will follow.

This panel will discuss the legal and business considerations to deploying products utilizing artificial intelligence in the financial information industry.  Product developers and AI legal experts will describe how they partner to create AI that is effective and compliant.

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Beyond 2021 – View on Liquidity

It has certainly been an eventful year with Covid-19 reverberating around the world, accelerating some trends and igniting others. Meanwhile, exchanges continue forging ahead, striking new deals and looking for growth opportunities. Despite the evolving backdrop, accessing liquidity remains a constant challenge in fixed income markets and participants are relying on an ever-wider array of tools to corral it in. Read More