Credit Data Comes of Age

INSIDE MARKET DATA SPECIAL REPORT

As demand for accurate, reliable and timely data on the credit markets grows, data vendors and user firms are increasingly realizing that acquiring and providing the data they need is an expensive—but valuable—business.

For example, some see Reuters’ interest in rival Telerate (see page 1) as a last-ditch attempt to compete with Bloomberg—and Thomson Financial in the wake of its acquisition of TradeWeb—in the credit data market.

One of the main factors fuelling this demand is the increased com