Datamonitor predicts growing market data spend

Financial services institutions are under increasing pressure to ensure they have appropriate infrastructure in place to handle rising market data volumes, according to a report by market analyst Datamonitor. The report predicts that European and US hedge funds and fund management firms are set to spend $484 million on front-office market data infrastructure by 2009. The emergence of Reg NMS and Mifid this year are set to drive increasing spend on market data, Datamonitor predicts.