FISD Newsletter – February 2022

Farewell to Michael Zingali

After five great years, FISD Communications & Virtual Events Manager will be leaving to take a job at Citi in New York. We appreciate all of Michael’s contributions to our web and social media presence, and the key role that he played in FISD’s pivot to virtual events in 2020. Thanks to Michael, and here’s hoping that he can join us for our next in-person event in NYC!

Two New Job Openings Available at FISD: Project & Program Director and Communications Coordinator

Program & Project Director

FISD is seeking a highly qualified person for a new position that will be based in NYC or DC. The primary focus of the Program & Project Director is to develop event content and working group activities for FISD members, and manage projects associated with these activities and other FISD initiatives. We are looking for someone established in the financial information industry who can leverage (and build on) their knowledge and project management skills to produce superior event content and member engagement opportunities. If you have thoughts or questions on this opening, contact Tom Davin.

Communications Coordinator

This role will be based in FISD/SIIA’s DC offices and will be appropriate for a recent college graduate, or person with a few years work experience. The person in the role will be responsible for ensuring the quality, completeness, and reliable delivery of communications to FISD’s global membership.  The coordinator manages communications across a variety of media and is responsible for the timeliness and completeness of the FISD contact database. There will be domestic and international travel from time to time. If you have thoughts or questions on this opening, contact Tom Davin.

2022 FISD Executive Committee Election Completed

FISD members voted to elect 15 of the 27 existing FISD Executive Committee seats for a two-year term ending on December 31, 2023.   FISD is very pleased to welcome new Executive Committee members the Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing and Davidson Kempner, as well as all returning members. The Executive Committee Leadership, Marcy Pike as Chair, Trip Wadleigh as Vice Chair, and Steve Dickey as Secretary, will continue to serve in their roles through 2022. The full list of FISD members is available on the FISD website.

WFIC Registration Opening in March 

Plans for the World Financial Information Conference, October 16-19 in Prague, are well underway. FISD is pleased to announce that registration will be opening in March, and we will be communicating about social events, the Consumer Travel Stipend Program, the WFIC Program Working Group, and new sponsorship opportunities shortly. The discounted hotel room block is already open. Please contact Tracey Shumpert if you have any questions.

Introducing the FISD FIT + eTraining Bundle

Now is a great time to upgrade your team’s technology expertise. FISD is here to help you make that easy with the brand new FISD Financial Information Technologist (FISD FIT) certification. Starting February 25, the self-paced eTraining that will get you up to speed will be available in a bundle that includes the exam registration for $940 for FISD members. This certification covers key topics in five areas:

-Market Data Systems: data sources, distributing real time data, permissioning

-Market Data Products: workstations, enterprise platforms, desktop APIs

-System Location: cloud computing, colocation, proximity hosting

-Technology Concepts: software development, data science, big data

-Industry Context: order management, trading automation, benchmarks

Make 2022 the year you get FISD FIT! Contact Hope Wilkes with questions.

FISD Rising Stars Webinar on March 15
**Invite your junior staff, too!**

The ability to work from home has expanded the talent pool available companies willing to be flexible and likewise has created opportunities for employees to take new jobs without moving, or to move somewhere new without changing jobs.

Attend this webinar to hear firsthand from market data professionals who have gone fully remote and moved to a new place and keeping the same job or started a job at a distant site without moving, and those who have uprooted their lives to change cities (or even countries) as part of assuming a new role. Led by a moderator with experience in hiring strategy, this session will pair personal experiences with insights on how the employment landscape is transforming.

Contact Hope Wilkes with questions or if you’d like to nominate a speaker.

FISD Announces Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Event Series in Coordination with SIIA

On March 8th, FISD will hold the first in a cross-SIIA divisional series of workshops providing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion education to members. The first event will be facilitated by Orange Grove Consulting, a leading DEI and gender equity consulting firm, on the topic of Strategic Shifts Essential for Leadership. This workshop aims to help women and people of color ascend from middle management to executive roles. Later in the year, FISD/SIIA will hold additional topics on unconscious bias and successfully attracting and leading diverse teams. Please contact Tracey Shumpert with questions.




Anduril Partners

Exodus Point Capital Management

CLS Group


Wiggin and Dana


Marshall Wace LLP

Qube Research & Technologies Ltd

Gro Intelligence

New York Life Investment Management

2022 Global Sponsors

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