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About MIX Market

What is MIX Market?

Why should I use MIX Market?

How can MIX Market product(s) improve my business decisions and performance?

What are your products?

How much data do you have?

In which format does the data exist?

Who uses MIX Market?

Does MIX also do ratings?

 

Get Started

How much does it cost?

I’d like to see a demo of MIX Market

Do you offer a free trial?

How do I register for the MIX newsletter?

 

MIX Intelligence

What is MIX Intelligence?

How is MIX Intelligence different from other MIX Market products?

I want to subscribe or more information on MIX Intelligence, what is the next step?

Can I see a demo or free trial of MIX Intelligence?

How much does MIX Intelligence cost?

 

MIX Gold

What is MIX Gold?

How is MIX Gold different than other MIX Market products?

I want to subscribe or more information on MIX Gold, what is the next step?

Can I see a demo or free trial of MIX Gold?

How much does MIX Gold cost?

 

MIX Custom Analytics

What are MIX’s Custom Analytics?

I would like more information on MIX Custom Analytics, what is the next step?

 

MIX Essentials

What is MIX Essentials?

Does the 3 month and 12 month subscription to MIX Essentials provide access to the same data?

Which indicators are included in the MIX Essentials subscription?

I would like to subscribe to MIX Essentials, what is the next step?

 

Premium Publications

What are MIX’s Premium Publications?

 

MIX Market Data

How is MIX data different than other data platforms?

How does MIX Market source its data?

How does MIX Market validate data?

What is the timeframe coverage and geographic coverage?

How far back does your data go?

 

 

What is MIX Market?

MIX Market provides instant access to data, analysis, and intelligence tools that deliver key insights into the financial inclusion sector, and is the product business of MIX, a global data nonprofit.   MIX Market hosts data and analysis products including MIX Intelligence, MIX Gold, MIX Essentials, MIX Custom Analytics and MIX Premium Publications and always delivers reliable, accurate, timely data.

 

Through MIX Market, investors, funders, and researchers can leverage standardized, universally-adopted metrics and taxonomy to empower their investment decision making, specific to traditional financial inclusion at this time.  MIX collects over 600,000 new data points annually from financial service providers globally, all of which can be accessed through a paid subscription.

 

Why should I use MIX Market data?

MIX Market has the broadest and deepest data on financial, operational, product, and social performance in the financial inclusion industry. We proudly developed the information market for financial inclusion almost 20 years ago with partners and stakeholders, and since then have been the trusted data and analysis provider for leading investors, funders, and researchers.  

 

How can MIX Market products improve my business?

MIX Market products support your business across the investment lifecycle by satisfying your need for broad market knowledge and specific company insights. Our clients use the MIX Market platform to 1) drive investment decision making 2) portfolio management and benchmarking 3) understand regional and country market trends and 4) minimize headaches related to internal data management files (Excel, anyone?).  MIX Market provides value each step of the way! 

 

What are your products?

MIX Market offers three distinct products; each designed for a specific business need.  Additionally, we supplement these products with MIX Custom Analytics and Premium Publications.

  • MIX Intelligence:  For investors/ advisors/ fund managers/analysts/portfolio managers
    • Our flagship product is designed for impact investing firms, financial services institutions, development finance institutions (DFI) and funding organizations that require detailed market intelligence on a quarterly basis.  Going back to 2011, our clients use MIX Intelligence for a real-time view (up to the most recent quarter) that allows them to understand and assess potential investments, benchmark their existing investments, and the market at-large.  MIX Intelligence can provide you with the data to enhance your view across your portfolio and onto new opportunities.
  • MIX Gold:  For investors and funders who seek an efficient and customizable data management and analysis service.
    • MIX Gold takes care of data collection, reporting and analytics for your portfolio.  You tell us which investees to collect data from, select your customized indicators and that’s it!  This product replaces your internal data collection system so you can focus on new opportunities and leave the data chasing and analysis to us.
  • MIX Essentials:  For students/researchers/journalists
    • Intended for individual users like researchers and students, MIX Essentials provides access to view and download annual data from the global database of financial services providers in 120+ countries. In addition, you can leverage the online analytical tools to create benchmarks or customized Financial Service Provider reports, while using time-saving features such as saved reports and portfolios to easily pick up where you left off. Watch the MIX Essentials video overview

 

How much data do you have?

Over 600,000 data points (and growing) are collected annually. These data points come from approximately 650 Financial Service Provider’s reporting over 150 data points on a quarterly basis and approximately 800+ Financial Service Provider’s reporting over 250 data points on an annual basis.

 

In which format does the data exist?

With a MIX Market subscription, you can access our data using our online analytical tools. The tools are intuitive and you can select specific indicators, time periods, Financial Service Provider’s and other components to create custom data cuts. You can either view the data reports online, or you can download them into Excel.

 

Who uses MIX Market?

We are proud to have a diverse and growing client list of industry leaders and newcomers alike that have trusted MIX Market for their data and analysis needs.  A sampling of our clients include Citi, FINCA, IFC, UNCDF, GSMA, OPIC, Nuveen, DWS, Triple Jump, Maj Invest, University of Pennsylvania and many others.  Join our community!

 

Does MIX also do ratings?

Ratings can be helpful in providing a point-in-time assessment and easy-to-understand score.  MIX Market does not provide ratings as our clients prefer access to timely, relevant, accurate data in real-time so that they can manage their investment needs in increasingly dynamic environments.

 

How much does it cost?

MIX Market, as a result of being hosted by MIX, a nonprofit, has provided MIX Market subscription packages with a substantial discount for years and will continue to provide our services at the most cost-efficient and accessible price for our clients.  Our packages range from USD$3,825 - $20,000 for our MIX Intelligence product, and every subscription package is designed to meet your business AND budget needs, and transparently priced dependent on licenses, markets, and publications.  It’s best for us to quickly connect so that we can understand your exact needs and provide you a quote.  Email us at sales@themix.org to review package options or schedule a demo with us here.

 

I’d like to see a demo of MIX Market.

And we’d love to show you!  There are two easy ways for us to do this.  1) Review our MIX Market video here  or 2) schedule a brief demo with a MIX Market team member here

 

Do you offer a free trial?

Absolutely!  It’s the best way for you to see firsthand the depth; breadth and power of MIX Market data and analytics. Interested?  Sign up for a demo to get started here.

 

How do I sign up for the MIX newsletter?

You can stay updated with the latest MIX news by signing up here, just scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your email.

 

MIX Intelligence

 

What is MIX Intelligence?

Our flagship product is designed for impact investing firms, financial services institutions, development finance institutions (DFI) and funding organizations that require detailed market intelligence on a quarterly basis.  Going back to 2011, our clients use MIX Intelligence for a real-time view (up to the most recent quarter) that allows them to understand and assess potential investments, benchmark their existing investments, and the market at-large.  MIX Intelligence can provide you with the data to enhance your view across your portfolio and onto new opportunities.

 

How is MIX Intelligence different than other MIX Market products?

MIX Intelligence provides access to quarterly data from 650+ financial service providers across 18 countries with representative coverage. The product includes data on financial, operational, product and social performance indicators. Additionally, through a subscription, you will have secure log-in credentials and the ability to develop unlimited analyses and saved reports.

 

How do I subscribe or get more information on MIX Intelligence?

Contact us here and we can answer your questions, and build your subscription package.

 

Can I see a demo or free trial of MIX Intelligence?

Absolutely, feel free to schedule a time here for a quick demo and following we can set you up with a free trial period.

 

How much does MIX Intelligence cost?

Our subscription packages range from USD$3,825 - $20,000.  Each subscription package is designed to meet your business AND budget needs, and transparently priced dependent on licenses, markets, and publications.

 

MIX Gold

 

What is MIX Gold?

MIX Gold takes care of data collection, reporting and analytics for your portfolio.  You tell us which investees to collect data from, select your customized indicators and we get to it, that’s it!  This product replaces your internal data collection system so you can focus on new opportunities and leave the data chasing and analysis to us!

 

How is MIX Gold different than other MIX Market products?

MIX Gold is 100% customized to your portfolio data collection needs and serves as your data reporting platform.  Through MIX Gold you can manage and monitor your investment data by accessing our platform via our user-specific secure log-in; view all your investee data in one centralized place; build unlimited analytical reports, develop report templates and save them to you dashboard; and download any data to insert into existing models.

 

How do I subscribe or get more information on MIX Gold?

Contact us here and we can answer your questions!  As MIX Gold is 100% customized, we will need a call to review your exact needs and current reporting structure and format to provide you with a proposal for how MIX Gold can be an easier, safer, cost-efficient solution.

 

Can I see a demo or free trial of MIX Gold?

We can provide you with an overview of our MIX Market platform, which hosts MIX Gold. Being that MIX Gold accounts are client-specific, and hence private, we will provide an overview of how we work together to customize data collection, reporting, and analytics to your needs.  Please schedule a time at your convenience here for a quick demo and we can then set you up with a free trial period.

 

How much does MIX Gold cost?

Our fees vary depending on several factors such as number of financial service providers you would like us to collect data from, how much data, and the amount of data customization required.  Our packages range from USD$25,000 - $100,000.

 

MIX Custom Analytics

 

What is MIX Custom Analytics?

Our Custom Analytics is a bespoke service, providing you with highly customized outputs. 

MIX’s brings a robust and proven methodology to our development of custom analytics for clients; resulting in a data and analysis product specifically designed to our client’s need. Clients such as the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) and CGAP engage MIX Custom Analytics to design, execute, and analyze industry surveys or analyze robust investment portfolios.  For example, GSMA is working with us to architect the information market for mobile money operators.

 

How do I get more information on MIX Custom Analytics?

A discovery call would be the next step to better understand and align to your needs.  Schedule a time here!

 

MIX Essentials

 

What is MIX Essentials?

Intended for individual users like researchers and students, MIX Essentials provides access to view and download annual data from the global database of financial services providers in over 120 markets. In addition, users can leverage MIX’s analytical tools to create benchmarks, customized FSP reports, and other time saving features such as saved reports and portfolios so that users can pick up where they left next time they log in. Watch the MIX Essentials video overview

 

Does the 3-month and 12-month subscription to MIX Essentials provide the same data?

 Yes, both the 3-month subscription and 12-month subscription term provide access to the same data (annual frequency). Throughout the duration of your subscription to MIX Essentials you can access the data and download an unlimited number of times for any annual data within MIX Market. The 12-month subscription is intended for users who might need access to the data for a longer period of time. 

 

Which indicators are included in the MIX Essentials subscription?

 You can view the list of indicators by downloading the annual spreadsheet. Please note that there are multiple tabs so you will need to scroll through to see the various indicators included in the MIX Market database.

For more details on the MIX Essentials features, please view the MIX Essentials overview.

 

I would like to subscribe to MIX Essentials, what is the next step?

Click here to select your subscription type and pay online.  Following receipt of payment you will receive an email with instructions for accessing MIX Essentials.

 

Premium Publications

 

What are MIX Premium Publications?

MIX Market offers a suite of premium publications that deliver market intelligence and insight into key markets across the world. These reports are designed to save you the time and effort and help you get to insights faster. All premium publications can be purchased a la carte or added to a MIX Intelligence subscription. 

 

MIX Market Data

 

How is this data different than other data platforms?

MIX Market data is unique in that we collect over 150 data points across financial, operational, product and social performance consistently quarter-by-quarter across 18 countries.  No other data provider collects that amount of data per reporting provider.  Second, no other data provider has the breadth of the MIX Market provider network, with MIX Market hosting 650+ quarterly reporting partners and 800+ annual reporting partners.

 

How does MIX Market source data?

We work in a variety of ways to ensure consistent coverage and reporting from financial service providers.  We do this in a few ways:

  • Regional/Country Networks: We partner with local networks that have trusted relationships with local financial service providers and introduce them to the MIX reporting platform.  Often these partners will adopt MIX’s reporting in full which then eases their reporting requests to their members and allows for quick and easy benchmarking and analysis.

  • MIX Market develops the relationships:  We are in markets with emergent data systems and norms, and often times can be the data pioneers in helping a local market standardize.  This requires considerable trust and accountability, and we work very closely with hundreds of financial service providers in our target markets, providing training to their staff, reviewing the data they send, helping them build their data confidence and systems so that they can leverage their own data to understand their business.

 

Our financial service providers tend to be traditional financial inclusion institutions; these currently represent the majority of our current reporting financial service providers.  However, MIX is actively expanding our network to include mobile network operators, fintechs and other alternative financial providers.

 

How does MIX Market validate data?

Our expert analysts sit in each region we cover, and build strong relationships with our data providers – whether that be a country network or the financial service provider directly – to assure we can work together to understand and validate their data.  Our 3 step process is as follows:

  • Each reporting institution reports to MIX Market using standard indicators, in which they have been trained and/or provided ongoing support.

  • Each reporting partner submits their quarterly data to MIX Market thirty days after the end of the quarter. The reported data is validated at three levels.

    • Firstly our Analysts apply their domain & market knowledge to determine the accuracy of data which is followed by inbuilt checks inside of MIX Report Express when the data is uploaded.

    • Once the data has passed these checks & balances, our Analysts do a trend check on our internal platform to make sure there are no outliers. We reach out to our reporting partner until we have full confidence and clarification in the data , and then publish the data onto MIX Market which is then immediately available to you! 

    • 3. For our annual reporting and publications, in addition to the processes we follow for quarterly data reporting, we cross-reference audited financial statements to validate financial statements, as available.  

 

What is the time-period and geographic coverage?

Data is available in 2 timeframes – Annual and Quarterly – with subscription package fees varying based on the timeframe selected.

  • Quarterly:  Our most comprehensive and real-time data reporting, currently approximately 650+ financial service providers across 18 countries.  They report on our 150 quarterly indicators, are trained by our analysts and receive considerable support from our team.  All data follows our data validation process described here.

  • Annual:  Currently approximately 800+ financial service providers report annual data to MIX Market.  They report on our 250 annual indicators, are trained by our analysts and their data is cross-referenced to audited financial statements.

 

How far back does the data go?

MIX Market has collected quarterly data since 2011, and all MIX Market customers can access our data over this time period.