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IPCL is a Global Boutique Consultancy

Established in 2001, IPCL provides leading business strategies and consulting advice for all market data usage cases.

Our clients range from the largest to the smallest of investment banks, brokerages, asset managers, pension funds, hedge funds, wealth managers, exchanges, other data providers and fintechs.

Collectively Our Team
Has Saved Our Clients More Than US $3 Billion

Our partners are based in Europe, MENA, Asia/Pacific, North & South America with a minimum of 20 years experience each, having previously held C’ level positions with Tier 1 Exchanges, Data Vendors, Investment Banks, Asset Managers, IDBs and the Big 10 Consultancies.

Comprehensive Market Data Management Solutions

IPCL advises clients across all the workflows so that data consumers and suppliers can realise the maximum value for their business at the best possible cost.

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Information Owners

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Strategic Advisory for Financial Institutions & Data Consumers

IPCL advises Financial Institutions, Data Consumers and Information Content Owners on their market data business requirements.

Data is consumed for a purpose and that is to make investment decisions. We take a business-first approach to how data is ingested, processed, and used to participate in global capital markets. Market Data has a purpose we help clients to maximise its value.


Major Tier-1 Investment Bank

A major consumer of OTC & Exchange based market data content, Indices, Ratings and other Fee liable data. The Audit Committee of the Board was concerned about the number of audit claims from some data providers and needed to understand its potential exposures, risks and liabilities.

Agreed Stake-holder Strategy

Project Achievements


Premier Global Exchange & Market Data Provider

A leading provider of market data and analytics.

Agreed Stake-holder Strategy

Project Achievements

A Team Bursting With Experience & Character

The IPCL team has several decades of international experience in a diverse scope of industries.

Ian Pearson

Ian has managed a substantial business in market data in thirty countries in Europe & Asia.

Throughout his career the interpretations of a Data Owner’s (Credit Ratings, Exchanges, Index Providers, Inter Dealer Brokers, Data Vendors and latterly Social Media) data license agreement/policy has always been a source of concern for all stakeholders despite the best efforts of major market participants to agree standardised terminology.

Ian consults on IPRs/Data usage and advises Data Owners and Data Consumers accordingly. This includes working with their internal and external legal counsels and providing testimony in different legal jurisdictions.

Keiren Harris

Keiren consults with businesses on how to maximise data value, sourced both from third parties and created internally. 

Data Sources and Consumers including government agencies, stock exchanges, financial institutions, and market data vendors have been advised on building their data businesses, data commercialisation, and on the vital areas of data IPRs, licences, policies, sourcing, and compliance. 

Clients benefit in real dollar terms and to leverage data as an operational resource, especially when applied to enterprise information usage, FinTech distribution and management, and increasingly the world of ESG Data.

Darren Bishop

Darren is a seasoned senior global Fintech business development and partner specialist. 

He brings a wealth of experience in forging strategic alliances, driving business growth, and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships. 

Senior director management and consultancy experience within both OTC (ICAP & Tullett) and Exchange (LSEG) markets. Diverse Trade, Pre-trade and Post-trade execution and product experience, including CDS, Rates, Fixed Income, and Commodity markets. He leads our market data Web3 and digital tokenization projects.

Sara Abdul Samad

Sara has 20 years experience within Capital Markets and is the Managing Partner for the MENA Region.

Prior to IPCL Sara was the Director of Data Services for Boursa Kuwait Securities devising and implementing the strategy for the monetisation and distribution of their data products and prior to that was the Investment Strategy Executive for KAB in Kuwait.

Mark Watson

Mark is a globally experienced IT and financial services Partner, providing clients with innovative solutions and strategies to support financial markets data governance and operational efficiencies. 

He was the Global Head of Market Data and Trading Technology at a Tier 1 US Investment Bank where he optimized the market and reference data infrastructure globally At IBM he was the Head of Corporate Strategy for Securities Industry Services, and at Accenture and Deloitte, he pioneered industry-leading market and reference data solutions for global buy and sell-side clients. 

His consistent focus on enhancing data accuracy, compliance, and operational efficiency has earned him recognition as a thought leader in the industry, shaping the future of market and reference data solutions on a global scale. 

Flexibility is the Key to Our Approach

With our commercial model, we offer Time & Materials and/or Fixed Fee per project and where appropriate performance based models to reflect the client’s desired outcomes.

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