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FISD Issue Brief – London

June 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 14, 2018
3:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.


3:30 P.M. - 3:35 P.M.

FISD Introduction

David Anderson, FIA, Program Director, FISD/Atradia

3:35 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.

Host Welcome

Michael Woodman, Head of Radianz, BT

3:45 P.M. - 3:55 P.M.

Bloomberg - 'Gender Equality Index' overview

Since 2016, Bloomberg has provided standardized, comparable social data that isn’t available in public filings through its Gender-Equality Index (GEI). This presentation will explain the rationale for the creation of the index and what it means for investors.

Sallianne Taylor, Global Manager, Market Structure and Strategic Alliances, Bloomberg L.P.

3:55 P.M. - 4:40 P.M.

Where does the workstation fit in the 2018 market data landscape?

Some might argue that market data workstations have had their day and that centralised algorithms rule the future. However, to paraphrase Mark Twain - reports of the death of the workstation are much exaggerated. Eyeballs still focus on screens, yes there may be less of them but still plenty to justify our discussion. What those eyes look at, how much they pay, the technical and logistical challenges of 'packaging' the desktop - and interestingly the different roles those eyes belong to drive us to the conclusion that one size does not fit all. The stalwart Bloomberg and Eikon do not have it all their own way – where do alternatives come from and what do they have to offer?


John Mattingley, Director, The Harry Corporation Ltd.


Alexandra Boyle, Sales Director EMEA, OpenFin

Richard Burtsal, Sales Director, InFront

Jon Eckfeld, Global Head of Market Data, IRESS

David Tibbetts, UK Managing Director, Web Financial Group

4:40 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.


FISD's Service Level and Communication working group is selecting a Data Provider recognised for excellence in communicating events and activities related to MiFID II implementation.

Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD

Claire Pons, FIA, Manager EMEA Exchanges, Content Acquisition and Rights Management , Thomson Reuters

4:45 P.M. - 5:25 P.M.

Blockchain: Does our industry's future rest on this?

Blockchain technology has been widely covered in the press lately - largely as a result of its presence in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.  But there are other applications for this technology, many of which fall in the financial information industry.  This session will explain how the high level of security is achieved through distributed ledger technologies as well as expose the challenges of blockchain adoption and scalability. Panelists will highlight how FISD member firms are already utilizing blockchain technology and opine on how value exchange might look in the future.


John Brazier, Editor, The TRADE


Jean-Marc Bonnefous, COO, Clearmatics

Lee Braine, Investment Bank CTO Office, Barclays

Carl Schonander, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, SIIA

Anthony Stevens, Global Head of Product Innovation, Northern Trust

5:25 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

FISD Update

Tom Davin, FIA, Managing Director, FISD

5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Networking Reception


June 14, 2018
3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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