Top Global Financial Information Providers, Analysis of Who, Why & Future Trends

Market Data and the Financial Information Industry has been undergoing a quiet but extremely significant transformation. This has so far gone under the radar, but the Blackstone investment in Thomson Reuters could well be a catalyst for far more reaching change. For instance, where is Bloomberg going?

What appears to have gone unnoticed is the successful strategies adopted by owners of source and proprietary data, like IHS Markit, MSCI, Moody’s, S&P GMI, compared to traditional data aggregators, foremost of which are Bloomberg and TR, and the transformation of ICE Data from the latter to the former.

For the period since 2010 we analyse the financial performance of these information providers, the key reasons that have driven this performance and what the future could well hold.

The findings from the analysis were surprising.

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  1. Hi, thank you so much on the article. I couldn’t help but notice that the focus of this article is on tier 1 data vendors, I wanted to request if you have written something on tier 2 data vendors such as tickdata, Algoseek, intrinio that might be of value to retail algorithmic trader like myself. Thanks!!

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