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FISD General Meeting and Alternative Data Forum

October 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Registration and Networking

2:30 P.M. - 2:35 P.M.


David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

2:35 P.M. - 2:50 P.M.

HOST welcome - UBS

Peter Whitaker, Head of Market Structure - EMEA Cash, UBS

2:50 P.M. - 2:55 P.M.

The Alternative Data Forum (London)

Alternative Data has been a hot topic at the bleeding edge of our industry. This time slot will provide insight and appreciation of this 'newer' segment of provider data. Is this data only of interest to the most adventurous of Hedge Funds and Quant shops or does it hold opportunities for all of us? How best to leverage those opportunities?

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

2:55 P.M. - 3:10 P.M.

Opening Keynote - The applications of Big Data and the next phase of Quantamental

A short presentation of highlights from the upcoming Citi investment management Industry Evolution study

Rich Webley, Head of Big Data Client Strategy & Business Development, Citi

3:10 P.M. - 3:50 P.M.

Alternative Data Forum - Sourcing different and unusual types of data prompts the need for new sourcing skills and different approaches - are you ready?

This is not about business as usual. The markets are not as vibrant as they were 10+ years ago – the search for Alpha and opportunities to succeed requires a new mindset and a new approach to sourcing data. Alternative Data was for awhile the domain of the Hedge Fund and the Quant but those days are moving behind us. Alternative Data is coming out the shadows and we should all take note. Our panelists will discuss what new skills are needed and outline some strategic thinking as it applies to sourcing ‘Alternative Data’.


Elizabeth Pritchard, Founder , White Rock Data Solutions LLC


Ben Cohen, Vice President, Data Strategy, WorldQuant LLC

Frederic de Sibert, Global Head of Investment Banking Services Strats, Goldman Sachs

Lisa Schirf, Former COO, Data Strategies Group and AI Research , Large Global Hedge Fund

3:50 P.M. - 4:05 P.M.

Insights and trends on the use of Alternative Data - Staying on the cutting edge of breaking news.

The fight to stay ahead of today’s 24/7 news cycle requires the very best insights and the most powerful approaches. Learn how leading firms are leveraging real-time alternative data to know first and act faster.

Edward Oliver, Vice President, Finance , Dataminr

4:05 P.M. - 4:20 P.M.

Application of Knowledge Graphs for Alternative Data

Geoff Horrell, Head of Refinitive Labs London, Thomson Reuters

4:20 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.

Coffee Break

4:50 P.M. - 5:10 P.M.

An educational presentation - 'Digital Rights Management'

As a preface to our panel discussion this presentation will explain some of the concepts of digital rights management, smart contracts and machine readable policies.

Atiq Khan, Market Data Engineering and Development, Goldman Sachs

5:10 P.M. - 5:35 P.M.

Smart and frictionless - new solutions for 'Digital Rights Management'

This will be a new take on a very old concern. Around 200 exchanges each with different and complex data policies; a continuing barrage of sometimes aggressive audits; ambiguous terms; and a big dollop of distrust on both sides of the arguments. Yes, more standardisation may be the ultimate answer, but that solution could be a long time coming. Better ways of communicating and administering are the interim solutions. Technical solutions could ride to our rescue e.g. ODRL and Smart Contracts. Will these work? Indeed, how do they work? Can the great minds of our industry design solutions that ameliorate our collective predicament? Let’s hope so!


Paul Klug, Global Head, Order and Rights Management, Refinitiv

Michelle Roberts, Market Data Strategy and Compliance , JP Morgan


David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

5:35 P.M. - 5:50 P.M.

Some non traditional ideas from Tradition

James Watson, Global Head of Sales, Tradition Data

5:50 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

FISD Update

Tom Davin, FIA, Managing Director, FISD

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Networking Reception


October 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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