FISD Level 2: data licensing

  • Data and technology
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Key reasons to attend

  • Learn the fundamental steps in the data lifecycle
  • Gain insight into the principles of licensing
  • Understand the high-level structures that manage data 

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About the course

During this in-depth, virtual learning event, participants preparing to take the FISD Level 2 examination will be given a comprehensive understanding of the technical and administrative aspects of the market data industry.

Led by expert practitioner R “Tee” Williams, this course will explore the various steps in the data lifecycle with an in-depth focus on the principles of data licensing and the concepts which govern successful use of data. Sessions will explore the administrative process supporting the data acquisition process flow and pricing concepts, as well as data maintenance and onboarding.

Each session will conclude with practice exam questions created by the tutor to best help participants prepare for the exam. This is an advanced level course meant for experienced practitioners.

Pricing options:

  • Early-bird rate: save up to $800 per person by booking in advance (refer to the booking section for the deadline)
  • 3-for-2 rate: save over $2,000 by booking a group of three attendees (applicable to this course)
  • Subscriber reward: save 30% off the standard rate if you are a subscriber (use code SUB30)
  • Season tickets: save over $1,000 per person by booking 10 or more tickets (available on selection of courses)

*The 30% subscriber reward discount is applicable only to current subscribers. If this criteria is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and issue an invoice for the correct rate. Discounts cannot be applied to already registered participants.

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Learning objectives

  • Understand the data lifecycle and the main steps involved
  • Define the fundamental principles of data licensing and the different needs for specific situations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the central components of data usage relationships and how to keep track of changes in different licenses
  • Identify the technological tools used to manage and administer acquired data
  • Successfully engage with vendors, providers and industry groups in the market data space
  • Prepare for the FISD Level 2 exam through case studies and sharing of best practices

Who should attend

This course is primarily aimed at those working in market data sales or data administration. WatersTechnology welcomes anyone seeking a broad, fundamental understanding of the trading markets. Specific job titles in exchanges, vendors, and buy- and sell-side firms may include but are not limited to: 

  • Exchange data policy manager 
  • Data sales executive 
  • Data purchasing manager 
  • Market data administrator 
  • Market data consultant 
  • Market data auditor  
  • Data sourcing manager 


November 25–27, 2024

Live online. Timezones: Emea/Americas


  • Overview of data licensing
  • Understanding the data lifecycle
  • Understanding different uses require different licences
  • Principles of licensing (part one) 
  • Contracts and licence agreements
  • Principles of licensing (part two)
  • Administration, compliance and pricing concepts
  • New and emerging issues

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R. "Tee" Williams

Principal and owner

Tee Williams Associates


This course is CPD (Continued Professional Development) accredited. One credit is awarded for every hour of learning at the event.

Pre-reading materials

The WatersTechnology and resources below have been selected to enhance your learning experience:

  • Could cloud kill the data licensing debate and shake up pricing models? - Read article
  • Market data consumers buy the same products at massively different price points - Read article
  • FRTB forces banks to rethink entire data management infrastructure - Read article

A subscription will provide you access to these articles. Alternatively, register for free to read two news articles a month.


November 25–27, 2024

Online, Emea/Americas



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