About Our Company

Investment Data Licensing Advisors is a market and investment data licensing advisory firm with unique experience across the spectrum of data solutions for counseling consumers and distributors. Founded by industry veteran John White, our firm provides investment managers and other market data consumers with a comprehensive, integrated data solutions program that enhances risk management and reduces cost while optimizing data and reporting. For data suppliers and distributors, our team’s experience on the licensing side enables us to counsel data vendors and exchanges on commercial policy and distribution programs that create sustainable growth in addition to prudent M&A transaction advice.

John White - Founder & CEO

John is a recognized market and reference data executive with more than 35 years’ experience across the investment data industry. His prior roles include serving as Managing Director and Global Head of Market Data and Distribution for the London Stock Exchange as well as senior level data roles at State Street Global Advisors, Columbia Management Group and Wellington Management Company where he managed large market data licensing budgets and data quality teams.

Because of his experience on both sides of the industry, John offers a unique perspective that is invaluable to consumers and sellers of data. His areas of expertise include:

  • Comprehensive third-party data management programs focusing on cost control, vendor negotiations, license risk, data integrity, operations and data supplier strategy

  • Design and promote highly effective functional based commercial policies that lead to strong sustainable revenue growth

  • Develop strong and extensive distributor networks over a broad array of distribution technologies and channels


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