Markets we serve

Incisive Insight

The Insight division serves the global financial services, insurance and financial technology markets, and the regulators and service providers who operate within them.

Our market-leading B2B information services brands provide research, analysis and insight around three key information drivers: regulation, market complexity and technology. We turn complex information into invaluable business insights that drive a return on investment for our customers.

Data and information services

The guiding principle of Incisive Insight’s data and information services business is exceptional quality of content. Customers use our products to gain a deep understanding of the issues that matter, so they can continually navigate their firms safely through both turbulent and calm times.

They trust us to simplify complex topics and rely on us to provide them with privileged access to the thoughts of key industry leaders. We provide marketplace trends, world-class technical research and high-quality analysis and insights at the right time and in the right context.

Analysis & insight

With so much changing in the markets we cover, our customers need trusted, detailed intelligence and analysis on what this means for their companies and careers, their clients and their competitors. Our brands have built a loyal, global audience of subscribers who pay for the insight we provide. Most firms take enterprise subscriptions, ensuring their employees are equipped with continual learning and development to enable them to do their jobs with confidence as the market changes at pace.

The majority of our subscribers access our risk management properties, with the analytical and technical content on being particularly popular among the banks. Subscribers to Chartis benefit from an unrivalled level of detail, depth and actionable insight into the risk technology market, whereas policy makers at central banks, ministries of finance and financial regulators rely on Central Banking to benchmark and understand the decisions their peers are making. WatersTechnology subscribers gain insight on market and reference data and how peers are selecting, buying and integrating disruptive technologies, and subscribers to InsurancePost trust the detailed analysis provided on the general insurance market.


Incisive Insight runs a thriving research business headed by Chartis, the leading global provider of research and insight for the risk technology market. Chartis publishes a number of industry reports, white papers and research articles, all of which analyse the systems, products, vendors, applications and trends in the risk technology marketplace. These include the flagship Chartis RiskTech100® report which is globally acknowledged as the most comprehensive study of the world’s significant risk and compliance technology companies, a market worth over $100bn.

Buyers of risk technology use Chartis research for the analysis of different risk technology solutions on the market, post-sales performance of system implementation, total cost of ownership (TCO) comparisons and customer satisfaction ratings. For vendors, Chartis provides research and advisory documents on market analysis, product direction, go-to-market strategy and positioning, and pricing strategy.


Technical knowledge

The portfolio is world-renowned as the leading source of technical content in the financial risk management space. Our technical papers, journals and books are essential reading for quants, analysts, modellers, researchers and academics. The reason our technical content is held in such high regard is that all journals and papers are peer-reviewed and subject to a rigorous selection process. Many of the leading global thinkers in the financial risk management space have been published in our technical papers and journals.

There are four main areas of technical content:

  • Cutting edge: This section of is known as the place to be published. Quite simply, it is reserved only for the leading thinkers in this space.

  • Journals: Nine separate Journals publishing only original and innovative papers allow a broad, global readership to keep up to date with their specialist subjects.

  • Books: With more than 180 different titles, Risk Books has been a world leader in specialist books on risk management for over 20 years.

  • White papers & practitioner guides: Three specialist digital sites act as repositories for analyst reports, market trends, white papers and case studies.