The Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Financial Information Services Division (FISD) presented the biennial award to Stuart who is now a StatPro non-executive director.
FISD established a Lifetime Achievement Award in order to recognise the people who have contributed to the major developments and accomplishments of the financial information industry over the past 25 years. Joseph Kasputys, Founder & Chairman at IHS Global Insight and Eugen Niesper, former CEO of SIX Telekur were the other nominees.
"Stuart's leadership and vision have set the standard for excellence in the market data industry," said Tom Davin, Managing Director of FISD.
Stuart J. Clark joined StatPro Group as a non-executive director in 2009.
Prior to that, he served as Interactive Data's president and chief executive officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors from February 2000-March 2009. Stuart was employed by Interactive Data and its predecessor companies, in the U.S. and in Europe, since 1968. He began his career as a researcher at Extel in 1968, progressing through a number of positions of increasing responsibility.
"We are delighted that Stuart's contributions to the financial information industry have been recognised with this prestigious award," said Justin Wheatley, StatPro CEO.