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Save the Date for APFIC 2018

Please mark your calendars for a retooled and reinvigorated APFIC! This year’s event will take place November 12-15 at various locations around the city of Hong Kong, anchored by a full day of program and exhibits at the Ritz Carlton.

We’ve kept your favorites, like the elegant welcome reception and evening at the races, but we will be rolling out some surprises over the next few months. Stay tuned for announcements about the program, registration and other goodies.

If you’d like information about sponsoring APFIC, please touch base with Tracey Shumpert or David Anderson.

WFIC 2019 Global Announcement Coming Soon
FISD staffers have been fielding a lot of “so where’s the next WFIC?” inquiries. The site of the 2019 conference has been decided, but we’re keeping it under wraps for now. It’s not a spoiler to tell you that it’s in North America since WFIC returns to that region every four years. Mum is the word on the name of the city until it’s unveiled after the FISD General Meeting in NYC next week. Tracey Shumpert can answer your WFIC questions, but not that particular question until after June 21.

Accelerate You Career with the FISD FIA
As of press time, just over 1,250 of your industry colleagues hold the FISD FIA. It’s a challenging exam – not everybody passes the first time. Earning the right to put those letters after your name means you know your stuff when it comes to critical market data and reference data information. People respect that. Do you want to show others that you know a lot about not just your role, but also the broader industry? Download the FISD FIA syllabus here to get started. 


We Have Updated our Privacy Policy
If your inbox looks anything like ours, we're sure you've received a ton of emails these past few weeks related to the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), that came into effect May 25, 2018 . Here is a quick FISD update for you.

In a nutshell our updated privacy policy outlines:

  • Collection of Information
  • Use and Disclosure of Information
  • Security and Compliance
  • Data Quality and Access

You can view our full policy by clicking here

If you have any questions, please email

Go Sci-Fi at Learning & Libations in NYC on July 18th
Occasionally we unearth a topic that is just as fun as it is educational, so we’re especially delighted to welcome Virtual Cove’s presentation on the universe of immersive data visualization.  Join FISD for summer refreshments, networking, and an exciting investigation into the science behind immersive data visualization, including the opportunity to experience augmented reality goggles. Please contact Tracey Shumpert with any questions about this event. 


Exec Committee to Review Preliminary Findings of Strategic Planning Process

At its quarterly meeting on June 21, the FISD Executive Committee will begin reviewing and discussing the findings from the strategic planning practice that was undertaken by the Governance & Operations Advisory Committee (GOAC), a sub-group of the FISD Executive Committee.  The GOAC has focused on possible long-term changes to the industry, FISD’s strengths and weaknesses, and opportunities to better serve its membership. While this activity is limited to Executive Committee members, input is welcome from all FISD members. Contact Tom Davin for details.

FISD Launches Women’s Speaker Bureau

Member firms have increasingly requested to see greater gender equity on event programs. In response, FISD is developing a Women’s Speaker Bureau to have a deeper understanding of the available speaker pool.  Women who would like to volunteer to speak should send their name, title, company name, contact information, preferred locations for speaking and tags for the topics they are able to cover (e.g. data management, MiFID II, cost savings, vendor management) to Tracey Shumpert. FISD will use this information to issue speaker invitations. Please feel free to spread the word to your colleagues and clients for their contributions as well. Contact Tracey Shumpert with any questions.

Share Your News in the FISD Newsletter
Members can have their press releases, events, white papers, blogs, news articles and job postings featured in the FISD Newsletter. Delivered monthly to thousands of financial information professionals, the newsletter is a great place to spread your news. Email relevant material to Michael Zingali with the subject line "FISD Newsletter Submission".

Upcoming Events  


June 21: FISD General Meeting (NY)
July 18: FISD Learning & Libations (NY)
Sept 12: FISD Zurich

Sept 13: FISD Tokyo
Sept 18: FISD Singapore
Oct 4: FISD Alternative Data Forum (NY)
Oct 11: FISD General Meeting (London)

2018 FISD Events Calendar 

FISD Working Groups
Consumer Index Group
Contact: Nick Merritt +1 202-789-4441

Consumer Constituent U.S. Exchange Data Sub-Group
Contact: Tom Davin +1 202-789-4465

Business Issues Policies and Practices Standards (BIPPS) Working Group
Contact: Tom Davin +1 202-789-4465

Service Level & Communications Working Group
Contact: Nick Merritt +1 202-789-4441

MIFID II Reference Data Working Group
Contact: David Anderson  +44 (0) 1825791382

FISD Constituent Groups
*All constituent group meetings are invitation only
Consumers Contact: Tom Davin +1 202-789-4465
Exchanges Contact: David Anderson +44 (0) 1825791382
Data Vendors Contact: Nick Merritt +1 (202)789-4441

Staff Schedules
Tom Davin (DC Office):
Travel: New York: June 20-21, July 19-21

Nick Merritt (DC Office):
Travel: New York: June 20-21

David Anderson (UK Office):
Travel: New York: June 20-21

Anika King (DC Office):
Travel: New York: June 20-21

Tracey Shumpert (NYC Office):
Travel: New York: June 19-21, July 18

Hope Wilkes (DC Office):
Travel: New York: June 19-21

Michael Zingali (DC Office):
Travel: New York: June 21

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