What is FIMA?

The FIMA Community

For 13 years, data management executives across the finance industry have blocked their calendars annually to connect with peers at FIMA for new ideas to revise data strategies. From the biggest buy and sell-side firms, to hedge funds and small asset managers, the industry relies on FIMA for updates from regulators, insights from data disruptors like Twitter and Pandora and new best practices from seasoned industry leaders.

An Interactive Experience

No back-to-back presentations here. Our format is specifically designed to help you learn more, faster. A variety of session types (like roundtables, fireside chats, creative boardrooms, panel revolutions, ‘bank tanks’ and more) means you'll takeaway more, new, well-rounded perspectives.

Ideal Networking

Meeting over 400 of your peers from across the industry sounds kind of overwhelming, but you’ll never be lost in a sea of name tags. There are over 12 hours of different formal and informal networking sessions to make sure you meet with the people you want to, from CDOs to risk and audit executives.

2018 Featured Speakers

Scott W. Bauguess

SEC Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Rob Casper

Firmwide and CIB Chief Data Officer,
JPMorgan Chase

Alex Golbin

Global Head of Data Services,

Allison Sagraves

Chief Data Officer,
M&T Bank

BJ Fesq

Chief Data Officer, Wholesale Data Office,
Wells Fargo

Rise Zaiser

Chief Data Officer, Americas,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Michael Manbeck

Vice President, Enterprise Data Management,
Fidelity Investments

Tom Barkes

Global Head of Reference Data Operations,
Goldman Sachs

The FIMA Audience

FIMA brings together senior data management executives responsible for data governance, compliance, and driving data programs forward.


“It was excellent having a collective audience that represented the major financial institutions in the US and abroad and the vendors that work with them to share their knowledge too. The thought leadership was evident from the impressive line-up of speakers and captivating panel discussions. Looking forward to the next event!”.

- Jason Ng, Internal Audit - Data Governance

What Does A Peer-Led Event Mean For You?



No set viewpoints or editorial policy here! Our invite-only Advisory Board and speakers shape the agenda.



Hearing from a variety of sources leads to the best new ideas! Apply the latest best practices from the biggest financial institutions to disruptive data czars.


Best of the Best

Data management executives attend because they have something to share and want to learn more. They’re not just punching a clock; they’re motivated – and you’ll be more successful by joining them!

This is where reference data meets!