Despite New Approaches, Industry Still Divided Over Data Licensing

Data licensing agreements remain a source of contention for the industry, as suppliers look to differentiate offerings via disruptive pricing structures.

Market data suppliers and consumers continue to argue over the complexity of different market data licensing models—something that represents an increased challenge for firms simultaneously grappling with demand for more data and potential budget cuts resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak.

This comes at a time when vendors and exchanges are considering the option of bespoke data packages in a bid to resolve some of the issues around cost and complex data agreements.

“The industry has been

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