Research Becomes Essential to Portals

2001 YEAR IN REVIEW

NEW YORK--Firms continued to invest time and financial resources this year in collaborative online research ventures. And consortia that were formed for trading, data provision or other purposes found that providing research is an essential value-add service for their clients.

TheMarkets.com service officially launched in October (IMD, Oct. 15) with 150 firms who are customers of at least two of the portal’s nine broker owners. Among these initial users were customers that had been testing th

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