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FISD Toronto

May 1, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

3:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Registration & Networking

4:00 P.M. - 4:10 P.M.

Welcome & Introduction


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD

4:10 P.M. - 4:55 P.M.

A Big View of Small-Cap Markets

While the larger exchanges garner the bulk of exposure and coverage, the cognoscenti know that the small-cap markets are worthy of attention, too.  This discussion will focus on these smaller venues in Canada and highlight the benefits provided to both investors and young growth companies.  We'll discuss new opportunities for investment including cryptocurrencies, cannabis ventures, and crowdfunding.  Panelists will address the technology of these markets and ascertain if their smaller size makes them more nimble than larger markets.  Discussion will also address what differences in datasets exist between these younger markets and the more established venues.


Prakash Hariharan, Founder and CEO, AnalytixInsight, Inc.


Robert Cook, Senior VP Market Development, CSE

Brady Fletcher, Managing Director, TSX Venture Exchange

Matthew Fuchs, EVP, OTC Markets

5:00 P.M. - 5:05 P.M.

Cboe: An Update

Cboe's Drew Carey highlights the past year's merger between CBOE and Bats and provides a look at the year ahead.


Drew Carey, Director, Market Data Sales, Cboe

5:05 P.M. - 5:50 P.M.

Alternative Data: Benefits and Demands

Alternative Data has grown rapidly over the past few years -- not only in terms of different types of information but also in the number of new providers.  This expansion of data has created pressure on end-user firms to "up their game" with challenges like determining what types of data to license or purchase, what type of source to use (be it internally sourced, using a broker, or leveraging an existing partnership), and learning how to interpret that data.  Using new Alternative Data can provide advantages that other market participants might not have, but it's not without its own demands.


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD


Julien Guichandut, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Data Services, CPPIB

Teddy Kahn, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, S&P Global

Edward Oliver, Vice President, Finance , Dataminr

Solomon Shields, Product Manager, Nasdaq

Bryan Smith, CEO, ThinkData Works

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

FISD Update

An update on FISD activities and issues.


Nick Merritt, FIA, Program Director, FISD

6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Networking Reception

Networking Reception Location: The Shore Club, 155 Wellington Street W


May 1, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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