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The Financial Information Associate curriculum is outlined in the official syllabus. FISD developed the syllabus in close consultation with senior and experienced practitioners in our sector to ensure that the exam will test for the most crucial industry knowledge.  

The syllabus is organized into four key sections: Markets, Data, Technology, and Issues & Trends. 

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FISD FINANCIAL INFORMATION ASSOCIATE

This 32-page syllabus lists everything you need to know to pass the FISD FIA examination, a formal accreditation for market and reference data practitioners. 

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FISD FINANCIAL INFORMATION ASSOCIATE

The Markets

01

  • The Role of the Financial Markets
  • Major Classes of Assets
  • Participants in the Financial Markets
  • Role of Government, Central Banks and Regulatory Authorities
  • Primary Business Functions and Responsibilities

The Data

02

  • Sources
  • Vendors (providers)
  • Types
  • Standards
  • Delivery and Display
  • Uses of Data
  • Commercials (Pricing and Contractual Terms)
  • Market and Reference Data Job Functions

The Technology

03

  • Technology Basics & Terminology
  • Datafeeds
  • Data Distribution – systems and software
  • Desktops (e.g.Terminals)
  • Applications and Associated Technology
  • Development, Implementation, Management and Support 
  • Enterprise and Reference Data Management
  • General Topics

Industry Issues and Trends

04

  • Market Regulation and Market Structure
  • Commercial, Contractual, Economic and Political

Appendix

05

  • General Data & Service Providers
  • Exchanges 
  • Non Exchange Trading Venue
  • Technology and System Providers
  • EDM System and Related Service Providers
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