Mapping Market and Reference Data

Though IMD writes about reference data only rarely, it remains an essential part of any firm's data operation. As I write, we're putting the finishing touches to a special report on reference data and examining its relationship with real-time market data-both in terms of the content itself and the organizational structures for both types of data at end-users and vendors.

According to respondents so far, the structures for acquiring market and reference data at user firms have largely diverged