Data Demand in a Downturn

IMD: What types of data will be most in demand during 2009, and why? What changes will vendors need to make to source and provide that data?

David Hait, chief executive, OptionMetrics: After the debacles of recent months, market participants will most likely put a lot more emphasis on risk management rather than return. Any data that can give investors a better handle on risk will be important. Also, we will see more of an emphasis on data quality. For example, low-latency feeds are important, bu