About the Speaker
Ffion Acland is co-head of the Global Markets Data Models & Governance Team at Goldman Sachs tasked with defining, building and governing the internal data models for derivatives products. Since joining the Data Models and Governance team six years ago, she has contributed to many internal consumer implementations, continues to participate in the strategy, build and governance of industry standard projects including the Transforming Data Collection Initiative (TDC) and FMSB SSI Working Group. She championed the project to open source the firm’s proprietary data management software ‘Legend’. Previously, Ms. Acland was a member of the Credit Middle Office team in Operations where she gained experience over a six year period in derivatives and cash products. The need to successfully navigate the complexities of trade processing during that role led to a recognition of the industry-wide lack of coherence in data models.
Externally, Ms. Acland is co-chair of the FINOS Financial Objects SIG, bringing the industry together to collaborate on the build of industry wide standards and sits on the TDC Data Standards Committee.