Shark Customer Robert W. Baird Eyes Alternatives

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As Shark Information Services Corp. sits on the block, put up for sale by its parent Data Broadcasting Corp. (DBC) (IMD, Jan. 30), one of its largest clients may be preparing to jump ship. Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird & Co. is in the process of evaluating offerings from other equity quote vendors. Shark's data services currently support 900 users associated with Baird.

According to one source, who says Baird's contract with Shark is close to expiration, Baird does not plan to renew its co