Demand for Financial Market Data & News Up 4.07% in 2014, Highest Since 2011 – Burton-Taylor Report

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Bloomberg increases market share lead; Moody’s Analytics is fastest growing; Risk & Compliance users show highest five-year growth rate; Pricing, Reference & Valuation products continue to lead demand

Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC is a recognized leader in information industry market research, strategy and business consulting. B-T market share figures are seen as standards globally.

In the past two years, it is clear that overall industry revenue had been supported by price increases, but 2014 showed that demand has returned.

Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, a recognized leader in information industry market research, strategy and business consulting, is pleased to announce the publication of its new report indicating the 2014 global spend for financial market data/analysis or news was up 4.07% in 2014, to reach US$26.49 billion. The 2014 growth was the strongest since 2011, in spite of the strengthening US Dollar, which could have cost the industry as much as 1.50%. At 31.99% and 25.88% respectively, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters remained the market share leaders, but the gap widened slightly between the two. FactSet moved into the industry’s third position, with USD945.5m revenue. Moody’s Analytics was by far the strongest performer, delivering 17.02% growth in 2014. At just over 6.75%, Risk & Compliance users and Investment Bankers/Corporate Financiers have been the fastest growing customer groups the past five years. Pricing, Reference & Valuation products have shown the greatest increase in demand, with an average of 8.88% per year over the same period.

The 132 page Burton-Taylor Financial Market Data/Analysis Global Share & Segment Sizing 2015 - Key Competitors 2010-14, Global Market Share 2010-14, Global Segment Sizing 2010-14, Global Product Mix 2010-14, Global User Mix 2010-14, Global Institution Mix 2010-14 report shows that Platts (15.70%), Moody’s Analytics (11.61%), Markit (9.48%), S&P Capital IQ (9.13%) and Morningstar (8.93%) delivered the highest five-year compound annual growth rates (CAGR) among market data/analysis or news vendors with at least USD200 million in global revenue. The report also indicates that the demand increased in all three major regions, the Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia.

“This was a positive sign that the industry is stabilizing and that vendors are adjusting to the new user needs and budgets,” says Douglas B. Taylor, Founder & Managing Partner of Burton-Taylor. “In the past two years, it is clear that overall industry revenue had been supported by price increases, but 2014 showed that demand has returned. Our new ‘Growth Trend’ charts make it incredibly easy to see where momentum has built within industry product or user groups.”

A free download of Burton-Taylor’s 2015 Global Market Data/Analysis Segment and Competitor Share maps, which include extracts from the report, and the table of contents, may be requested by visiting: http://www.burton-taylor.com/research.html and inputting research sample code FINMARKET2015PRN.

The Burton-Taylor Financial Market Data/Analysis Global Share & Segment Sizing 2015 - Key Competitors 2010-14, Global Market Share 2010-14, Global Segment Sizing 2010-14, Global Product Mix 2010-14, Global User Mix 2010-14, Global Institution Mix 2010-14 report may be purchased by visiting http://www.burton-taylor.com/consulting/research-full.html or by contacting orders(at)burton-taylor(dot)com, +1 646 201-4152.

About Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC

Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC is a recognized leader in information industry market research, strategy and business consulting. B-T Credit, Risk, Compliance, PR and Market Data share figures are seen as standards globally. Burton-Taylor clients command an estimated 80% share of global revenue in the Market Data space and include the world’s largest information companies and exchange groups, key government organizations and regulatory bodies on multiple continents, the largest advisory firms serving the industry, and more than 30 of the most active private equity and investment companies around the world…all of which use Burton-Taylor data as their industry benchmark.    For more information please see: http://www.burton-taylor.com/

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