Constituency Groups

Constituency Groups provide a unique opportunity to candidly address financial data business issues and practices with your colleagues from firms in your same industry segment. Participation in each group is restricted to FISD members of the corresponding constituency. The groups meet Quarterly and as needed. You may participate in-person or via dial-in. Members are encouraged to submit agenda items, and meeting notes are distributed. Constituency Groups develop and promote consensus positions on issues related to specific events or parties, and broad industry concerns.

Tom Davin

+1 202-789-4465

*By invitation only

David Anderson

+44(0) 7789 432044

*By invitation only

Tracey Shumpert

+1 917-690-0172

*By invitation only

Current Working & Interest Groups

As a neutral industry forum, FISD creates and supports working groups that facilitate member sharing of information and ideas, and the development of industry consensus. Many of these groups are open to all FISD members. Listed below are opportunities for working group participation. Agendas are provided to participants prior to the meetings and followed by meeting notes.

The Alternative Data Council is series of working groups and information-sharing forums within FISD and was created as part of the strategic initiative to engage the alternative data community. We are focused on establishing best practices and standards for the delivery of alternative data to the investment industry, and providing opportunities for education, information sharing and networking.

Tracey Shumpert

+1 917 690 0172

The group focuses on enhancing communication and service provision between Content Providers, 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.

Hope Wilkes

+1 (202) 789-4492

The FISD Women’s Group offers women in the financial information industry the opportunity to network, discuss challenges and share advice.

Tracey Shumpert

+1 917 690 0172

The FISD Cloud Working Group shares ideas, knowledge and experience  in respect of: putting market data into The Cloud; performing analysis on that data in The Cloud; and extracting that data from the Cloud and distributing it back down to members’ premises.

David Anderson

+44(0) 7789 432044

Group for discussion and promotion of best practices in the reporting of usage of market data.

Scott Cooper

+65 9825 1688

CG Working Groups

Tom Davin

+1 202-789-4465

*By invitation only

CRA-CG Bylaws (as of 2015)

European CRA-CG Bylaws (as of 2015)

Researches issues that most affect the buyside: research, index benchmarks, credit ratings, Environmental and Social Governance Data and other types of Alternative Data, as well as new technologies. 

David Anderson

+44(0) 7789 432044

Addresses issues of interest consumers and users of index data. Topics include index licensing models, index billing and invoicing procedures and managing index data and entitlements. Participation in this group is limited to members of the Consumer Constituent Group.

Tom Davin

+1 202 789 4465

Focuses on policy and practice issues related to market data from U.S. exchanges and consolidated tape plans like CTA and UTP. Participation in this group is limited to FISD Consumer Members.

Tom Davin

+1 202 789 4465

FISD consumer members discuss common issues related to vendor management.  This sub-group of the Consumer Constituent Group (CCG) enables member discussions on the vendor-management role within their organizations, the best practices for managing relationship with vendors and internal clients and the tools and techniques that have proven to work.

Tom Davin

+1 202-789-4465

Past FISD Working Groups

Several FISD working groups have completed their original charter and are now dormant. As new issues and events transpire, FISD members may determine that a group needs to be brought back to active status to address them.

If you would like more information about a past group or have an issue that is not being covered by an existing group, please contact Tom Davin.