Insider info: Demand for experts will grow, but insider trading has triggered regulation that will deter potential clients

IBISWorld’s Expert Networks market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improved corporate profit has supported demand for expert network services
  • Strong stock market performance led many traders to pay a premium for information
  • Rising corporate profit and strong stock market activity will drive demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Expert Networks industry has contracted over the past five years and is expected to continue its decrease in the five years to 2016. This decline is a result of an increase in insider-information lawsuits that occurred at the outset of the period. Specifically, clients pulled back their usage of industry services due to regulatory uncertainty and increased government oversight. However, with the US economy and markets accelerating, there has been a notable increase in industry demand. The next five years are expected to be brighter for the industry. 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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The capital intensity of the Expert Networks industry is low, as wages are the primary expenditure for operators and capital outlays are relatively small. In 2016, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend just $0.06 on capital investment.

    In 2016, labor costs are expected to account for 39.1% of industry revenue, and the average industry wage is estimated at $56,776 per worker. Labor costs are representative of the high level of education and experience required by expert networks and the necessary adherence to compliance. Beyond this, a substantial chunk of industry revenue is dedicated to outsourcing to specialized consultants for expert information, which further increases the industry's reliance on labor. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Expert Networks Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Expert Networks Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Effective quality control
  • Access to highly skilled professionals and experts
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    Industry Products

    What is the Expert Networks Industry?

    Companies in this industry act as intermediaries between industry experts and entities that need industry expert information.

    Industry Products
    Fundamental research
    Economic research
    Specialized research
    Primary research
    Quantitative research
    Industry Activities
    Researching potential member experts
    Sourcing expert members for networks
    Connecting clients with experts based on project needs
    Creating online databases of experts
    Offering custom expert consultations

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • S&P 500
  • Demand from private equity, hedge funds and investment vehicles
  • Regulation

  • Current Performance
  • Falling from a high base
  • Demand picks up again
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth across the board
  • Limited by regulation
  • Table: Expert Networks Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Expert Networks Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Investment Banking & Securities Dealing
  • Venture Capital & Principal Trading
  • Portfolio Management
  • Law Firms

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Scientific Research & Development
  • Software Publishing
  • Utilities

  • Products & Services
  • Specialized research
  • Fundamental research
  • Economic research
  • Primary research
  • Quantitative research
  • Chart: Expert Networks Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Hedge fund managers
  • Other asset managers
  • Investment banks and venture capitalists
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Expert Networks Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Expert Networks

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Expert Networks Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Table: Gerson Lehrman Group - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Expert Networks Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Expert Networks Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Corporate profit (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Insider Trading
  • The buying or selling of a security by someone who has access to material, nonpublic information about the security.
  • Institutional Investor
  • A nonbank person or organization that trades securities in large enough share quantities or dollar amounts that they qualify for preferential treatment and lower commissions.
  • Primary Research
  • The collection of data or information that does not already exist.
  • Social Network
  • An online network of individuals or groups that are connected to each other based on an interdependency.
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