FISD General Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Location: Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 (Between 5th & 6th ave)

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Thursday, June 21

1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Eric Sinclair: Lessons in Leadership

2:10 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Communication is more than half the battle - smoothing the way and oiling the wheels when it comes to data policies.

At FISD we talk about data policies a lot – and boy do I mean a lot ! This is a complex and frankly angst-ridden part of our business. There is unquestionably disagreement and argument about what data policies should be and how they should be policed. However, a major cause of friction, and therefore cost, is simply understanding what policies are at any given moment – and at the heart of that issue is communication. How are policies communicated and explained? We seek solutions. Could ODRL (Open Digital Rights Language) be one answer. ‘Smart Contracts’ might be another solution. Services have sprung up aiming to document summaries of policies – are they the answer? This discussion is not about the rights and wrongs of any data policies – it is about how do we know what those policies are in the first place.


David Hirschfeld, SVP, GIS Operations, Nasdaq

Paul Klug, Global Head of Entitlement Standards and Rights Managements, Thomson Reuters

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Markets and Trading: An International Perspective

We typically think of exchanges and security trading as country-centric - e.g. "the U.S. markets' or "the Canadian markets".  But rest assured, there is a great deal of international activity with exchanges and trading.  This session provides insight on a number of issues related to the international aspects of our industry.  We'll see how MiFID II implementation has influenced trading across the globe and see how enhanced regulatory standards have leveraged data for compliance purposes.  Panelists will also discuss specifics of dual listings and how settlement and clearing are handled in cross-border transactions.