Constituency, Working & Interest Groups

 

Constituency Groups

Constituency Groups provide a unique opportunity to candidly address financial data business issues and practices with your colleagues from firms in your same industry segment. Participation in each group is restricted to FISD members of the corresponding constituency. The groups meet at the Quarterly General Meetings and as needed. You may participate in-person or via dial-in. Members are encouraged to submit agenda items, and meeting notes are distributed. Constituency Groups develop and promote consensus positions on issues related to specific events or parties, and broad industry concerns.

Consumer Group (CCG)

Tom Davin
+1 202-789-4465
*By invitation only

Data Vendor Group (DVCG)

Nick Merritt
+1 202-789-4441
*By invitation only

Exchange Group (ECG)

David Anderson
+44(0)1825 791382
*By invitation only

Credit Rating Agencies Group (CRA-CG)

Tom Davin
+1 202-789-4465
*By invitation only

CRA-CG Bylaws (as of 2015)
European CRA-CG Bylaws (as of 2015)


Current Working & Interest Groups

As a neutral industry forum, FISD creates and supports working groups that facilitate member sharing of information and ideas, and the development of industry consensus. Many of these groups are open to all FISD members. Listed below are opportunities for working group participation. For many meetings, you may participate in person (NYC or London depending on the month) or via conference call. Agendas are provided to participants prior to the meetings and followed by meeting notes.

Alternative Data Standards Working Group

Create value for end-customers and reducing the time to implement new data sets. Comprised of buy-side firms.

Tracey Shumpert
+1 917 690 0172

Business Issues Policy and Practice Standards (BIPPS)

Facilitates member discussions on issues related to vendor and exchange market data distribution and usage policies.

Tom Davin
+1 202 789 4465

CCG Buy-Side Working Group

Researches issues that most affect the buyside: research, index benchmarks, credit ratings, Environmental and Social Governance Data and other types of Alternative Data, as well as new technologies. 

Tom Davin
+1 202 789 4465

CCG Consumer Index Group

Addresses issues of interest consumers and users of index data. Topics include index licensing models, index billing and invoicing procedures, and managing index data and entitlements. Participation in this group is limited to members of the Consumer Constituent Group.

Tom Davin
+1 202 789 4465

CCG U.S. Exchanges Sub-Group

Focuses on policy and practice issues related to market data from U.S. exchanges and consolidated tape plans like CTA and UTP. Participation in this group is limited to FISD Consumer Members.

Tom Davin
+1 202 789 4465

MiFID Real-time Transparency Group

Addresses issues related to the collection and publishing of pre- and post-trade market data under MiFID.

David Anderson
+44(0) 1825 791382

Service Level and Communications Working Group

The group focuses on enhancing communication and service provision between Content Providers, and the distributors and end-users of their data. The group has created best practice recommendations, a content provider tracking program and annually recognizes an exchange as ‘Outstanding Data Provider’.

Nick Merritt
+1 202 789 4441

Women’s Group

The FISD Women’s Group offers women in the financial information industry the opportunity to network, discuss challenges and share advice.

Tracey Shumpert
+1 917 690 0172

Technology Forum

The Technology Forum is a program of events and activities that focuses on the wide range of issues and opportunities that exist in the field of infrastructure, communications and applications technology, and support and underpin real time market data. The audience consists of those who would be considered pure technologists and those with less of a technology background who are want better understand the role of technology in this sector.

David Anderson
+44(0)1825 791382


Past FISD Working Groups

Several FISD working groups have completed their original charter and are now dormant. As new issues and events transpire, FISD members may determine that a group needs to be brought back to active status to address them. 

If you would like more information about a past group or have an issue that is not being covered by an existing group, please contact Tom Davin.

  • Anti-Piracy Working Group
  • Audit Working Group
  • Business Entity Identifier Working Group
  • Billing and Invoicing Working Group
  • CCG Vendor Scorecard Group
  • CRISP Working Group 
  • Data Model Working Group
  • Index Creator Working Group
  • MiFID Commercial/Contract Sub-group
  • MiFID Forum
  • Non-Professional Classification Working Group
  • Operational Risk and Regulatory Review Committee