Data Revenues Up as Other Exchange Sectors Slump

Exchange market data and index revenue growth tops 9 percent with Intercontinental Exchange edging CME Group as the largest industry player.

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Total revenues for exchanges grew by 0.72 percent in 2015 to $27.6 billion, according to the report. "The Americas and Asia saw particularly strong performance in 2015, while EMEA felt significant currency impact," says report contributor Chris Porter, director at Porter Walford Consulting and a Burton-Taylor associate.

Canada's TMX Group was the only major exchange operator that did not report overall revenue growth in 2015. It repositioned itself during the year, placing a strong emphasis on m