Before and After -The State of the Market Data Industry, Pre and Post Pandemic

By Tracey Shumpert, Vice President of Membership and Programs, FISD


This June FISD hosted FISD Week 2020  – a virtual gathering of market data professionals, harkening back to that traditional week in June when the market data industry has gathered in NYC before relaxing into the summer. From June 23 through the 25, FISD held a series of webinars and networking events to discuss and assess the current market data industry,

FISD week kicked off on June 23 with a presentation and panel on The State of the Market Data Industry, Pre and Post Pandemic. Bob Iati, Director of Market Data Research at Burton-Taylor, provided analysis from a research paper which showed how in a world where the influence of Big Data leads capital markets firms to be relentless in their pursuit of correlation and solutions, firms are increasing their budgets for data acquisition and analytics to develop solutions from that data.  However, the unique working environment enveloping the industry for the foreseeable future will have a dramatic effect on the market data business, impacting all business areas across sell-side and buy-side institutions.  He further explained that the majority of trading operations will require an amended infrastructure, changing the way market data is delivered and deployed at its core.

During the presentation, audience members were polled to understand how their perspectives tracked with Burton-Taylor’s research and the attendees had the opportunity to ask questions. The presentation was followed by a panel, also moderated by Mr. Iati which featured, Julie Hutchinson, Capital Markets Business Development – Exchanges & Trading Platforms, Amazon Web Services, Rob Morse, Head of Data Strategy and Sourcing, PDT Partners and Evert-Jan ten Brundel, Global Head, Customer Delivery Services, TRG Screen

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