FISD Newsletter – December 2021

FISD Executive Committee Elections - VOTE NOW!

Voting is currently open to fill 15 positions on the FISD Executive Committee (EC) for two-year terms, which begin in January 2022. Positions are open for representatives in each of the three FISD constituency areas: exchanges, vendors (data, software, hardware, services), and consumer firms. All main member contacts should have received a voting ballot via SurveyMonkey. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you have any questions.

 

Service Level & Communications Working Group Re-forming in 2022

In the new year, the Service Level & Communications working group will end a brief hiatus and meet to take on new topics and challenges.  As a reminder, this working group focuses on enhancing communication and service provision between content providers, and the distributors and end-users of their data. The group has created and updates best practice recommendations and brings members together to discuss current communication and product management issues related to the introduction and modification of content providers’ products.  In the first meeting, we will revisit the mission of the group and its various activities, including the various programs that it has run to assess and recognize data providers’ adherence to best practices.  If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Tom Davin.   

First FISD Webinar of the New Year - January 12!

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, January 12, for the first FISD webinar of the New Year – Empowering the Quant with Faster Experimentation and Application of AI and ML

 

It might be a cliché, but good things really do come in threes – Quants have at least three challenges when it comes to squeezing meaning and value out of ‘Big Data’ and ‘Alternative Data.’

1. Acquiring and ingesting that data
2. Modelling and experimenting
3. Interpretation and the push to production

 

Join FISD, AWS, and AWS Partners to discuss real-world solutions and transformative strategies. Please contact David Anderson if you have any questions or need assistance with registration. 

2022 SIIA CODiE Awards Nominations Now Open

Looking for virtual business development opportunities, increased product recognition,  or a new way to idea share and learn about leading technologies? Nominatejudge or sponsor the 2022 CODiE Awards.

 

Over the past 37 years, the peer-recognized CODiE Awards have recognized thousands of business, education, information and financial technology products for innovation and excellence. 

 

The 2022 CODiE Awards features nearly 100 categories including Best Financial & Market Data SolutionBest Financial Management SolutionBest FinTech Solution and 14 new leadership categories recognizing outstanding companies, individuals and teams.


Nominate or apply to judge by January 21, 2022. Questions? Contact the Awards Director.

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.

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FISD Newsletter – November 2021

FISD Executive Committee Elections

All FISD members are invited to nominate candidates to fill 15 positions on the FISD Executive Committee (EC) for two-year terms which begin in January 2022. 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 3, then voting will begin on December 10. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you have any questions.

FISD Announces it's December Holiday Parties

As the 2021 calendar year starts to wind down, we hope you plan on joining us this December for either one or both of our in-person events. 

  • NEW YORK HOLIDAY PARTY: FISD and FIF are teaming up to host a holiday party for the financial information industry on December 7 in NYC. While 2021 was nearly as challenging year as 2020, we hope that you can take some time to catch up with colleagues and make new contacts. This in-person event will be held at Tavern 29 (47 East 29th Street). Admission to this joint event is limited to companies who are members of FISD and/or FIF. We will require attendees to provide proof of vaccination onsite. Please contact Tom Davin if you have any questions.
  •  LONDON ISSUE BRIEF & CHRISTMAS PARTY: We look forward to welcoming everyone back IN PERSON on December 15 at the London Stock Exchange for the 2021 London Issue Brief & Christmas Party. In true FISD fashion, we will start the day off by hearing from industry experts on all things market data. We will finish the evening with our Christmas Party, where guest can share in some holiday cheer! Please get in touch with David Anderson if you have any questions. 

FISD takes COVID-19 very seriously. We will comply with local and national government rules that are in-force at the time of each event – and the rules/policies of the venue. The networking element of these event will provide a high degree of individual choice, respecting that people have understandably different views on risk.

Report on FISD Satisfaction Research

FISD completed the collection and compilation of member satisfaction responses. FISD Executive Committee members conducted interviews and online surveys were sent to those members not available for personal interviews. A total of 67 members responded. The topline results were very favorable, with 88% of respondents reporting that they were “Satisfied” with the value of their FISD membership. The report to members has been published and provides more details on the results. The FISD Executive Committee reviewed and discussed the results, and incorporated the findings into the ongoing strategic planning discussions that are occurring. Please contact Tom Davin if you have any questions or comments.

2022 SIIA CODiE Awards Nominations Now Open

Looking for virtual business development opportunities, increased product recognition,  or a new way to idea share and learn about leading technologies? Nominatejudge or sponsor the 2022 CODiE Awards.

 

Over the past 37 years, the peer-recognized CODiE Awards have recognized thousands of business, education, information and financial technology products for innovation and excellence. 

 

The 2022 CODiE Awards features nearly 100 categories including Best Financial & Market Data SolutionBest Financial Management SolutionBest FinTech Solution and 14 new leadership categories recognizing outstanding companies, individuals and teams.


Nominate or apply to judge by January 21, 2022. Questions? Contact the Awards Director.

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FISD Newsletter – October 2021

Join us for Cloud week at FISD

All FISD members near and far are invited to join us next week for for TWO webinars on the Cloud! No pre-requisite knowledge of cloud required to join these virtual sessions!

October 20 – CLOUD: A Primer on Third-Party Data Distribution Methods: What are they and why use them?

  • Hear from both data providers distributing data and data consumers ingesting data how distribution and consumption patterns are changing, and understand some of the considerations that go into shifting the evaluation, procurement, and use of data in the cloud. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you have any questions. 

October 21 – CLOUD: Building a Culture that Encourages Innovation, Not Ownership

  • Cloud brings more flexibility, enhances security, offers lower-cost development, better control of data distribution, helping compliance, and easier connections to new technologies. But which are the challenges for this movement? Data lake on Clouds could be a good solution to increase capacity, so what are the trends in this area? What are the guarantees and security of cloud storage? Join us as we deep dive into these questions & more during out October 21 webinar. Please contact Maria Cruz if you have any questions

Member Satisfaction Research

FISD completed the collection and compilation of member satisfaction responses. FISD Executive Committee members conducted interviews and online surveys were sent to those members not available for personal interviews. A total of 67 members responded. The topline results were very favorable, with 88% of respondents reporting that they were “Satisfied” with the value of their FISD membership. FISD will provide a brief to the full membership shortly.

WFIC 2022 Sponsorships Are Selling Fast

World Financial Information Conference (“WFIC”) 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. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you have any questions. 

FISD FIA v4.0 eLearning + eLearning = Market Data Education Made Easy

I’m writing to introduce you to the Financial Information Associate (FISD FIA) certification. This credential is trusted by over 2,000 market data professionals. Passing the exam and adding the letters FIA after your name signals to the world that you understand:

  • Markets: trade lifecycle, market participants, major asset classes
  • Data: sources, providers, types and uses of data, pricing models
  • Technology: cloud, software development, AI/ML, data management
  • Issues & Trends: ESG, commercial trends, market regulation/structure

As an FISD member, you and others at your company have access to a member-exclusive discount on the FISD FIA exam + eTraining bundle. For just $940 USD per seat, you will receive access to the exam and self-paced training from Finance Modules to get you up to speed. The Finance Modules course includes:

  • 5 hours of videos divided into short, easy to follow lessons
  • 140 pages of notes
  • 4 mastery quizzes

Learning more about the market data ecosystem will build both your resume and your confidence, but trying to gain expertise without a structured plan amounts to little more than guesswork and wasted time.

MEMBER NEWS

Cognizant announced an agreement with Alveo to jointly offer a comprehensive Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data management solution to the financial services industry. The collaboration will offer firms the ability to operationalize ESG data, integrate it into business processes for better portfolio options and address the rapidly evolving regulatory environment. Read More

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Financial Markets and the Durability of the Post-Pandemic Asia-Pacific Recovery

How the Front Office is the Final Cloud Frontier

Return to work: What will Trading Floors look like? by Ganesh Iyer, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, IPC

IPC To Support Cboe Europe Derivatives Launch

9/11: the colleagues we lost, and the years that followed

JOB BOARD

NEW MEMBERS

CanDeal

DataBP

PurpleLab

US Bank

Bitvore

Barrow Hanley

MSCI

HSBC

Barchart

Crizit

Artisan

Exoduspoint

CLS

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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! 

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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! 

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