Market data consumers buy the same products at massively different price points

A new study finds that asset managers are paying several times more than their peers for the same services—but why? And can it be fixed? Does it need to be?

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; grief springs eternal in the market data professional.

Market data consumers have long complained about the necessary evil that is market data. Stemming from non-existent or poorly followed rate cards, rising renewal rates, complicated licensing structures, and a lack of alternative providers, market data managers are often greeted with new or increased fees year over year.

In 2021, spending on market data increased 7.4% to $35.6 billion, according to

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