Burton-Taylor Report Shows 2009 Market Data/Analysis Spend Up in Asia, Bloomberg Tops Thomson Reuters in Americas

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Burton-Taylor data indicates Investment Management, Commodities & Energy and Investment Banking segment growth, with market share gains for Bloomberg, FactSet, others.

Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, a leading market research, strategy and business consulting organization, today published a report projecting the 2009 global spend for financial market data and analysis as down 1.46% versus 2008. The Burton-Taylor analysis estimates the industry will exit 2009 at US$22.68 billion after closing 2008 at US$23.01 billion. The report also indicates that market data subscriptions are continuing to move from West to East, as the Americas will contract almost 5% while Asia expands 6.5%. The user segments increasing spend in 2009 were Investment Management, Commodities & Energy and Investment Banking.

Burton-Taylor estimates Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg to hold a combined 61.1% share of the industry, but Bloomberg will have closed the gap slightly in 2009. Interestingly, the report shows that after removing non-market data related revenue such as transactions, order management systems or media, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg market share is virtually even, at 29.4% and 29.2% respectively. At 16.5% since 2005, of the global market data and analysis competitors FactSet has shown the highest compound annual growth.

With total spend of US$4.54 billion, the Investment Management customer segment had the highest demand globally and in the Americas in 2009, but was only the second and third biggest spender in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia regions. The segment has grown at an average rate of 9.2% from 2007 to 2009. Equity Sales & Trading is the second largest segment globally, and the largest in EMEA and Asia, but due to desktop reductions and budget cuts will have shrunk 5.3% to US$4.45 billion by the end of 2009.

For the first time, the latest Burton-Taylor report measures Fixed Income and FX/Treasury spend separately. The demand for Fixed Income will exit 2009 at US$4.00 billion, with Bloomberg holding a 46% share. FX/Treasury data spend will end the year at US$1.73 billion, with Thomson Reuters commanding a 70% share. The fastest growing segment since 2007 has been Commodities & Energy, at average annual growth of 15.6%. Although slightly higher year on year, the biggest contraction has occurred in the Investment Banking segment where bankruptcies and restructuring led to a decrease in demand from US$1.78 billion in 2007 to US$1.29 billion exit 2009.

“After 11.96% CAGR from 2005-2008, the global spend on market data and analysis will show a small decline in 2009,” says Douglas B. Taylor, Managing Partner of Burton-Taylor. “Despite the decrease, analysis indicates that suppliers of emerging and developing market information, low-latency machine readable content, pricing and reference data, or real-time information and analysis tools for the commodities & energy industry will show strong growth.”

“Burton-Taylor are proud to release our 87 page report ‘Financial Market Data/Analysis Global Share & Segment Sizing 2010 - Key Competitors 2005-9, Segment Sizing 2007-9’ which includes profiles of ten of the largest vendors in the industry as well as five year market share and three year segment sizing data,” Taylor says. “Based upon industry feedback, we’ve redefined our segments and adjusted our revenue assumptions to produce what we believe is the most accurate and complete view of this US$23 billion industry. The report will help market data vendors, market data users and market data industry analysts gain a much deeper understanding of their opportunities and risks.”

In 2010, Burton-Taylor plan to publish a quantitative analysis of market share and user needs in the China market data/analysis space, as well as a second Bloomberg v Reuters News Analysis with this report focusing on Fixed Income news.

The global market share and segment sizing estimates, as well as a complete information kit containing other sample data from Burton Taylor’s Financial Market Data/Analysis Global Share & Segment Sizing 2010 - Key Competitors 2005-9, Segment Sizing 2007-9 report, may be downloaded free of charge by visiting: http://www.burton-taylor.com/research.html and inputting research sample code FINMARKET2010PRW.

About Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC

Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC is a business consulting organization focused on helping companies improve performance through improved Market Intelligence (Sector or Customer Research), Strategic Planning (BU/Company or Service/Product Strategy) and Revenue Generation (Marketing or Sales Plans). Burton-Taylor’s trademarked Hourglass AnalysisTM provides a structured, yet customizable process to help companies clearly target new opportunities, define new strategy, and plan new actions to maximize growth. While accomplished in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and with a strategic approach that remains generalist, Burton-Taylor have developed substantial expertise in the global information, software and financial services industries, with deep focus in North America, China, India and Asia. For more information please see; http://www.burton-taylor.com/

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