Credit, Risk Top Demand for 'Hot' Data

David Berry, head of procurement and cost control at RBC Capital Markets, said that data on illiquid instruments and "anything... that is part of a structured product that needs some valuation" is in high demand-especially when it is reliable and from "a knowledgeable source."

"We've also seen an increase in all data related to risk management, especially credit," said Alexandra Balloff, global head of market data management at WestLB. "It's hard to find good quality data... from many sources

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