FISD Newsletter – March/April 2024

A Deluge of Events

The saying is April showers bring May flowers, but we have a proper storm of upcoming events! This month features a special Alternative Data Council event in New York City on April 9, FISD Australia Constituency Meeting in Sydney on April 16, and in Madrid on April 17. Registration for all four events is still open. We are at capacity and running waitlists for Alt Data Council in New York on April 9 and FISD Toronto on April 17.

Say Hello to Our New Team Members

The FISD Team is thrilled to announce two new team members. Meet:

Adam Stanton, Manager, Professional Development

Adam Stanton is leading our professional development programs. Adam has been working in Learning and Development for over a decade with previous background in the healthcare sector. Adam brings a data-driven approach, and produces real-world business results through professional development opportunities. In addition to his MBA from The University of Illinois, Adam has a BS in Zoology from the University of Liverpool, and is a certified instructor of several professional development programs. Adam believes strongly in the impact of the FISD Professional Certifications and is committed to enhancing professional opportunities within the Financial Information Industry.   

Rachel Mauney, Program Coordinator, FISD 

Rachel Mauney recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina with her Bachelor of Arts in Music. A newcomer to the market data industry, her experience lies in social media marketing and event coordination for the American Pops Orchestra. She will be helping with marketing, event coordination, and handling all your World Financial Information Conference questions. In addition to her administrative capabilities, Rachel is also a professional opera singer!

AsiaFIC Lineup Announced

This week, we announced our AsiaFIC speaker and topic lineup. It is a star-studded lineup, giving insights and actionable steps on topics like AI, Cloud, Carbon Markets and more. We’re continuing to build the program and announce more speakers but we really, really don’t want you to get FOMO! Take a look and register today for AsiaFIC 2024 in Singapore May 28 – 29. 

SIIA/FISD Dues Increase

SIIA has announced a 5% dues increase for all members (including FISD members).  The change was approved by the SIIA Board in January, and will go into effect on July 1, 2024.  It will affect membership terms that begin on or after that date. (If your current term ends June 30, 2024 or later, the change will be in force for your next renewal.)  For FISD members this will be the first dues increase in 4.5 years.  During that interval, U.S. CPI has gone up about 19%, and FISD has seen commensurate cost challenges related to staffing, travel, and especially event venues.

Video Library

Did you know FISD has a members-only video library where you can view the events and webinars that you might have missed? We have the full program from the London Tech Forum, FISD Netherlands and Decoding COEs this year (plus tons from years past!)

MEMBER NEWS

JOB BOARD

NEW MEMBERS

Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC

Blueshift Financial Technology

CanDeal Data & Analysis (DNA)

Capital Fund Management S.A.

Connor, Clark & Lunn

Equiduct

EuroCTP BV

ITRS Group Limited

Microsoft Corporation

National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited

Norm Ai

Polygon.io

QUODD Financial Information Services

QuoteMedia

The Innovation Engine

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FISD Newsletter – February 2024

2024 FISD Executive Committee Election Completed

FISD members voted to elect 15 of the 27 existing FISD Executive Committee seats for a two-year term ending on December 31, 2025. FISD is very pleased to welcome new Executive Committee members Blackrock, Fenics and Tradition, as well as all returning members. The Executive Committee Leadership, Trip Wadleigh as Chair, Steve Dickey as Vice Chair, and Marcy Pike as Secretary, will continue to serve in their roles through 2024. The full list of FISD members is available on the FISD website.

WFIC Early Bird Registration Ends April 5, 2024

The early bird gets the worm and the early registrants get savings! WFIC Early Bird Registration is open and closes on April 5. WFIC takes place Sept. 15-18 in Austin, Texas and is the largest gathering of financial information professionals globally so giddy-up on over and register.

AsiaFIC Preliminary Schedule Announced

The preliminary AsiaFIC schedule is out and it’s looking GOOD! Join us in Singapore May 28 and 29th for special panels on Cloud, GenAI, the future of Market Data, regional updates and the famed Engineering Stream. Register today!

Sign Up for FISD Rising Stars Program

FISD’s Rising Star Program offers events and networking geared at those new to the industry–whether at the start of their career, coming back after a caretaking break or pivoting. We are planning the 2024 program! If you or someone in your company should join the FISD Rising Star Program, please email Kirsten Ellis to get added to the roster.

Back to Boston

If you’ve not already heard, we are coming back to Boston on March 21st.  Join your fellow FISD colleagues to hear from some of our active buy-side members, listen into a fireside chat about the institutional adoption of digital assets and learn about a recent acquisition in the market data world.  Following that, come together for networking with old and new members – register today if you will be in the area!

SIIA Dues Increase

SIIA has announced a 5% dues increase for all members (including FISD members).  The change was approved by the SIIA Board in January, and will go into effect on July 1, 2024.  It will affect membership terms that begin on or after that date. (If your current term ends July 31, 2024 or later, the change will be in force for your next renewal.)  For FISD members this will be the first dues increase in 4.5 years.  During that interval, U.S. CPI has gone up about 19%, and FISD has seen commensurate cost challenges related to staffing, travel, and especially event venues.

 

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FISD Newsletter – January 2024

Resolve to Get FIT!

Forbes broke down the most New Year’s Resolutions by most common resolutions. Getting Fit was the most popular resolution! The FISD FIT exam is a professional credential certifying your understanding of the technology that underpins market data and market data systems. Only 22 people worldwide have passed this exam — make Getting FIT your resolution, download the syllabus and sign up for the exam today.

AsiaFIC Registration is Open

AsiaFIC is back in year two and better than ever. Registration has officially opened and the team is building the 2024 agenda. It will cover topics and use cases that explore the latest developments in: 

  • Disruptive technology for financial data e.g. AI/ML and Cloud
  • Financial data processes in key regional markets e.g. India and China
  • Emerging financial data sets e.g. ESG and Digital Assets
  • The evolving role of the financial data professional in this industry

If you have suggestions and/or would like to be involved in the program please contact Peter Tierney. We will publish the 2024 program towards the end of February.

Introducing FISD Boston

FISD is heading back to Boston and has just added another event to our roster on March 21 kindly hosted by State Street – FISD Boston.  We are busy planning the program so if you are in the region or plan on visiting during that time, make sure to register today!

FISD is Hiring

FISD is hiring two new team members! Our new D.C.-based 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. The FISD Coordinator will work out of the D.C. office and assist with marketing, events, and membership.

ASIFMA Annual Conference 2024

We are pleased to be partnering with ASIFMA again this year and endorsing their Annual Conference in Hong Kong Feb 28th and 29th . The event will provide valuable financial market insights from prominent EU and Asian regulators and FISD members enjoy discounted delegate passes (register here using promo code FISD4657) . 

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FISD Newsletter – December 2023

What a Year!

FISD is so grateful for a successful and busy 2023! We had over 40 regional events, the inaugural AsiaFIC conference, gained 50+ new members and launched our Speaker’s Bureau to elevate diverse voices and talent. 2024 is going to be another banner year with the return of AsiaFIC in Singapore in May and WFIC in Austin in September. In addition to our two major conferences, we are planning regional, international issue briefs, alternative data council meetings, Women’s Group and Allies luncheons and Rising Stars meet-ups

LAST CHANCE: Nominations Accepted until Dec. 8th for FISD Executive Committee

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 is Hiring

FISD is hiring two new team members! 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. The FISD Coordinator will work out of the D.C. office and assist with marketing, events, and membership.

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