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.

2021 Global Sponsors

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