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WFIC Preliminary Schedule Announced


 FISD has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2017 World Financial Information Conference taking place September 24-27 in Barcelona. WFIC is the only global event that focuses exclusively on issues associated with dissemination, management and use of financial information.  

Due to high demand, WFIC 2015 was only open to members and we expect to carry that policy forward for WFIC 2017. In order to attend, your membership must be active at least through September 27, 2017. Contact Tracey Shumpert for more information or to make sure you're eligible. WFIC is less than a year away, so now is the time to join FISD to ensure that you're eligible for the conference.

  • FISD Regular Members: $1,900 USD
  • FISD Consumer Firm Members: $500 USD

 REGISTER NOW  to join 400+ senior financial information professionals in three and a half days of panels, educational sessions, networking and fun.


Service Level & Communications Working Group
The SL&C Working Group is currently considering an addition to the Group’s Best Practices document.  In a recent conference call members discussed possibly adding content and recommendations for data providers handling incoming queries and questions from vendors and down-stream customers.  The document currently contains suggested recommendations only for data providers and exchanges related to their outgoing communication with customers.   Any final changes made to the Best Practices document would require approval from members of the Working Group and approval from the FISD Executive Committee.


FISD FIA Exam: By the Numbers


The FISD Financial Information Associate (FIA) exam is the first-ever certification for the market and reference data industry. If you don’t know it yet, you should. Well over 1,000 practitioners have earned the credential – hiring managers and clients alike are starting to take notice. Here’s a breakdown of the exam by the numbers:

4 – The FISD FIA syllabus is broken down into four sections: Markets, Data, Technology, and Issues & Trends.

150 -- The FISD FIA consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

75% -- A score of at least 75% is required to pass the FISD FIA. Achieving this mark earns you an FIA plaque, a place in the FISD FIA Directory, and the right to add the letters FIA after your name.

160 -- Candidates have 160 minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes) to complete the exam.

2 -- Candidates taking the FISD FIA in a formal testing center must show two forms of ID. At least one ID must be an official government-issued ID, e.g. a passport or driver's license.

900+ -- Testing facilitator Kryterion operates over 900 testing centers globally. There is likely to be a testing center convenient to where you live or work.

76% -- About 76% of test takers pass the exam. Retakes are available and nobody will see your score except you, but you still want to study hard, perhaps with a recognized trainer.

Want to learn more about accelerating you career or setting your team up for success with the FISD FIA? Visit the FISD FIA website, or contact Hope Wilkes for details.


Did you miss this event? That's ok, we put it on YouTube for you!


The Boston Learning & Libations event was held on Thursday, April 6th at the State Street Bank & Trust. This event gave members and guests the opportunity to deep-dive into various topics relating to creating and maintaining solid sales relationships. FISD was able to record this event so our members can still enjoy the content long after it's over. Click Here to view the full video presentation!

Be on the lookout for more FISD YouTube videos soon!


FISD Event Recap: FISD Technology Forum in New York City


FISD Technology Forum was held at Morgan Stanley’s NYC mid-town offices on Thursday, April 27, 2017. FISD Members and guests were able deep dive into several conversations ranging from where Vendors are headed in the future, to what do we expect to see and what do we actually want from market data technology. The day ended with members and guests sharing in conversation over a down to earth drink and canapé.

Thank you to our host Morgan Stanley and our sponsors, Activ Financial, CJC and Vela for making this event such a success!


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.


Time to get to work with SIIA Boot Camp
SIIA, FISD's parent company, is launching a series of boot camp events in 2017 to offer a deep dive into issues facing members in all of the associations under the SIIA umbrella. These first events scheduled for the SIIA Boot Camp Series will tackle marketing:

These events will bring together the best of SIIA's four membership divisions to help you navigate issues such as the growing need to be both a master technologist and a master brand builder, reaching your customers via email instead of cluttering up their inboxes, developing a message for social media platforms that is unique from your conventional marketing messages, using the right analytics in this data-driven environment, and much more.




FISD Learning & Libations in New York City 
Join FISD for a blockbuster Learning & Libations event.  John Duncan, policy expert, will discuss the public policy agenda under the new President and Congress, particularly as it impacts the issues investors should consider in various sectors including financial services/mortgages, health care, energy, industrials, as well as broader fiscal policy.

Want to register for this event? Click Here


Asia Pacific Finaical Information Confrence (APFIC)


FISD and Inside Market Data/Inside Reference Data are pleased to announce that the Asia Pacific Financial Information Conference (APFIC) will take place on November 13-15 in Hong Kong, an event that is promising to be a must-attend conference for you and your colleagues. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel.

APFIC is an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of your products and services to a highly focused regional audience. Don't miss this opportunity to network with 400+ market data industry contacts. Staff from financial institutions that consume financial information attend for free. FISD members and Incisive subscribers from exchanges, vendor and technology provider firms receive a discounted rate.

For sponsorship package details, or to suggest a discussion topic for APFIC please contact Scott Cooper.

Registration for APFIC 2017 is COMING SOON!


July 19: FISD Learning & Libations New York

Oct 19: FISD Issue Brief in New York

To see a full list of our 2017 Events, Click Here

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

*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

Tom Davin (DC Office):
New York: May 23-25, June 14-15

London: June 20-22

Nick Merritt (DC Office):
New York: June 14-15

David Anderson (UK Office):
London: June 21-23

Anika King (DC Office):
New York: June 14 - 15

Tracey Shumpert (NYC Office):
New York: June 14-15
London: June 21 

Hope Wilkes (DC Office):
New York: June 14-15

 Michael Zingali (DC Office):
New York:  June 14-15

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