Reuters in 2004: Fast Forward and Beyond

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Case Length : 15 Pages
Period : 1851 - 2004
Organization : Reuters
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : Global
Industry : Financial Information Services


In recent times, Reuters, the financial-information firm has accelerated its efforts to become a more competitive, focused and profitable information company. Reuters has launched Fast Forward, a three-year action plan which is intended to strengthen Reuters' core information business. Fast Forward addresses the impact of structural changes in the financial services industry including consolidation, reduced headcount, growth in market data volumes and increasing regulation. As a result of the Fast Forward plan, the number of employees is expected to fall from 15,900 to around 13,000 by the end of 2006. Under CEO Thomas Glocer, things are beginning to look much brighter for Reuters.

But winning back a major share in the $6.5 billion market for financial services data remains a big challenge. This case can be used to illustrate how industry leaders struggle in a rapidly commoditising business.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Business Segments 3
Leveraging The Web 7
The Slide 8
Fast Forward -
Road Ahead 8
Exhibits -


Reuters, Fast Forward, Thomas Glocer, Financial information services, Bloomberg, Thompson financial, Asset management, Investment banking, Treasury services, TIBCO, Reuters greenhouse fund, Financial news, Merrill Lynch, Money line, Trading solutions

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