Desktop counts forecast to top 1.6 million in 2019; growth continuing over the next three years

Desktops from market data/analysis providers were up 3.1% in 2018 to 1,568,513 users globally, with Refinitiv, Bloomberg and Morningstar the largest providers, according to a first-of-its-kind industry report published today by Burton-Taylor International Consulting (part of TP ICAP group).

The report shows:

  • Refinitiv leads all vendors in desktop totals and accounts for 24.9% of all desktops globally, followed by Bloomberg with 21.2% and Morningstar with 12.8% of users.
  • Currently, and over the next three years, desktops in Asia will see a significant increase with the fastest growing vendors in the region being S&P Global Market Intelligence, Moody’s Analytics and FactSet.
  • At 31.2%, FactSet showed the strongest desktop growth in 2018 with the majority attributed to users in the Retail Wealth Management segment.
  • The Investment Management segment delivered the highest desktop growth in 2018, up 10.1%.


“Databases and machine-readable content grab the headlines but reports of the demise of the terminal business have been greatly exaggerated,” says Douglas B. Taylor, founder & Managing director of Burton-Taylor.  “The advanced analytics and content integration delivered by desktop vendors is increasing each year. The fastest growers in 2018 recognized the need for nimbleness, customization and the ongoing “human” presence in the space and adapted their desktop strategies accordingly.  As a result, this report forecasts positive growth rates in coming years.”

The 46 page Burton-Taylor Financial Market Desktop Global Share & Segment Sizing 2019 – Global Segment Desktop Sizing 2014-18, Global Desktop Market Share 2014-18, Global Desktop Forecast 2019-21 report may be purchased by visiting https://burton-taylor.com/product/financial-market-data-analysis-desktop-2019/ or by contacting orders@burton-taylor.com, +1 646 201-4152.


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Douglas B Taylor, questions@burton-taylor.com, +1 646 201-4152

About Burton-Taylor International Consulting

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