Burton-Taylor Report Shows 2013 Was Worst Year In Market Data Industry Since 2009, But Bloomberg Extends Lead

Osprey, FL - 27 February 2014

  • Burton-Taylor data indicates Bloomberg market share reaches 31.7% 
  • Platts continues to outperform in fast-growing Commodities & Energy Data space 
  • Pricing, Reference & Valuation Data shows highest five-year growth rate 

Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC, a recognized leader in information industry market research, strategy and business consulting, is pleased to announce the publication of their new report indicating the 2013 global spend for market data and analysis was up 1.10% versus 2012, to reach US$25.88 billion.  The 2013 growth included estimated price increases of 2.00% globally and was the smallest the industry has seen since 2009, when spend contracted 2.16%. At 31.71% and 26.93% respectively, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters remained the overall market share leaders, but the gap widened between the two largest data providers in part due to Thomson Reuters divestures.  Interactive Data Corporation retained the overall lead in the critical Pricing, Reference & Valuation segment, while Markit was the fastest growing in PR&V.

The 126 page Burton-Taylor Financial Market Data/Analysis Global Share & Segment Sizing 2014 - Key Competitors 2009-13, Global Market Share 2009-13, Global Segment Sizing 2009-13, Global Product Mix 2009-13, Global User Mix 2009-13, Global Institution Mix 2009-13 report shows that Platts (17.59%), Markit (14.97%), S&P Capital IQ (8.85%), Moody’s Analytics (8.78%) and FactSet (7.74%) delivered the highest five-year compound annual growth rates among market data/analysis vendors with at least USD200m in global revenue.  The report also indicates that the demand for financial market data/analysis increased in the Americas and Asia, but decreased in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). 

“Like 2012, 2013 saw an uptick in Americas spending but weakness in Europe and slowing growth in Asia,” says Douglas B. Taylor, Founder & Managing Partner of Burton-Taylor.  “In 2013 it was very clear that overall industry revenue was supported by price increases, not by increases in demand.”

“B-T think the critical near-term questions include ‘how much more consolidation should be expected among market data providers?’, ‘are any new technologies or data models truly disruptive in the space?’ and ‘is regulation really the only near-term driver of demand?” Taylor says.  “If this report is any indication, the answers are ‘plenty’, ‘perhaps on a small scale, but not to impact the larger competitors’, and ‘probably’.”


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