Top Executives from Nasdaq and Blenheim Capital Management to Headline 2015 World Financial Information Conference

Event will Convene More than 400 Financial Information Industry Leaders from 35 Countries; October 4-7 in New Orleans

Washington, DC, April 22, 2015 –(– The global neutral forum for the financial information industry, the Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), today announced the keynote speakers for the 12th biennial World Financial Information Conference (WFIC). WFIC will be held October 4-7, 2015 in New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

The World Financial Information Conference is the only global event that focuses exclusively on issues associated with dissemination, management and use of financial information. The conference will bring together more than 400 financial information industry leaders from over 35 countries for two and a half days of dialogue and debate about the most important issues and trends in the rapidly evolving financial information industry.

Two keynote speakers announced are:

• Adena T. Friedman, President, Nasdaq

Adena Friedman currently serves as President of Nasdaq. In this role, Ms. Friedman is responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations as well as having financial responsibility for the company’s Listing Services, Information Services (comprising Indexes and Data Products) and Technology Solutions (comprising Market Technology and Corporate Solutions) business segments. Ms. Friedman earned an M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts.

• Mickey Levy, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Blenheim Capital Management

Dr. Mickey D. Levy is chief economist for Blenheim Capital Management. Dr. Levy analyzes and forecasts US and international economic trends and macroeconomic policies and their impacts on financial market behavior. He is also co-chairman of the Shadow Open Market Committee, a group of academics that analyzes the monetary policies of the US Federal Reserve and other global central banks. Mickey is an advisor to several US Federal Reserve Banks, the European Commission and the Bank of Japan. Mickey testifies before US Congressional committees on topics concerning monetary and fiscal policies, global imbalances, and economic and financial conditions.

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Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information or to register for the conference, members of the media should contact Farrah Kim at

For more information on the program and sponsorship opportunities, contact Tracey Shumpert at or 212.784.6352.

Sponsors of the conference include: Deutsche Börse, Bloomberg, SIX Financial Information, Thomson Reuters, ANNA, CUSIP Global Services, Interactive Data, S&P Capital IQ, WorkFusion, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Fitch Solutions, IPC, Tullett Prebon Information,, Inc, Connotate, Nasdaq, and SunGard.

About FISD
The Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of SIIA provides a neutral business forum for exchanges, market data vendors, specialist data providers, brokerage firms, investment managers and banks to address and resolve business and technical issues related to the distribution, management, administration and use of market data. Participants use the forum to exchange ideas, build business relationships and improve the business climate associated with the worldwide flow of financial information. For more information, visit

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit
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