The Expert Networks industry, which is composed of companies that act as intermediaries between industry experts and entities that need specific expert insight, has grown from a low base over the past five years. The increase in insider-information lawsuits that occurred at the outset of the period set the bar low for the industry in 2012. Specifically, clients reduced their use of industry services due to regulatory uncertainty and increased government oversight. However, higher corporate profit and vibrant stock market activity since then have led to demand recovering from this low point. With the US economy and markets accelerating, there has been a notable increase in industry demand. The industry is expected to continue growing over the past five years. While the high-profile cases of 2011 and 2012 put the industry under scrutiny for insider-trading activities, industry operators have since invested significant amounts of capital on establishing better compliance standards. Both clients and regulators have applauded these initiatives.
Companies in this industry act as intermediaries between industry experts and entities that need industry expert information.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.