2022 Market Data Administration Benchmarking Survey

As asset managers and asset owners grow increasingly data hungry, managing the cost of market data and contract compliance becomes an ever more vital discipline. Cutter recognizes that investment organizations exhibit a wide range of maturity in their approach to market data administration. Whether your firm's market data administration program is in its infancy or mature, you should know where you stand.

In this survey, we will look at how effectively your firm is managing data costs, contract compliance, and servicing your business' data needs.

The survey will cover:

Data Spend

Firms' spending on vended data and contract/data services. This data will be used to provide averages broken down by various factors including AUM, type of firm, etc. as the data allows.

Organization and Governance

Your firm's structure for managing market data administration including roles and responsibilities, and how your firm governs its market data practices.

Market Data Services

Your firm's capabilities for analyzing data products and producing effective reporting around market data spend and usage.

Relationship Management

Your firm's processes for managing data vendor and business partner relationships including the engagement of business partners in managing data spend.

Contract Administration

Your firm's processes for administering vendor contracts, including contract negotiations, managing inventory, and renewal and order management.

Financial Management

Your firm's processes used to track and report on data vendor spend and invoice processing.


Find out where you stand. Request access to the survey now by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

What will you receive as a result of your participation?

Upon completion of the survey, all participants will receive a flash report that compares your firm’s compliance practices to Cutter’s capability model.

There is no charge to complete the survey and receive your flash report.

Cutter members that complete the survey will also receive a detailed and personalized report on how your firm compares to other firms in each of the capability areas.  

Non-members will have the option to purchase the full report. Want to learn more about becoming a member? Contact us at


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