FISD OKs Data Certification Plans

FISD managing director Tom Davin says the association wants to assemble a team of industry professionals to provide "expert" input into designing a curriculum, which is likely to include: a broad understanding of financial markets; the sources, types, and uses of data, as well as commercial agreements; staffing issues and an understanding of data-related job functions; different technologies, from desktops to algorithmic trading systems, and their providers; and general industry issues and trend