GameStop post-mortem: Alt data world confronts eroding barrier between online and real life

After Redditors staged an epic short squeeze against a handful of hedge funds, some in the industry are left wondering whether today’s models and data techniques are prepared for world where online often equals real life.

“While I do not think that anyone could have anticipated these events, I’ve learned much from them, and I’m taking steps to protect our investors from anything like this happening in the future,” said Gabriel Plotkin, Melvin Capital CEO.

Plotkin testified as part of last month’s congressional hearing, the first in a series of ongoing hearings addressing the now legendary tale of GameStop, Reddit, Robinhood, and a handful of hedge funds, one of which is Melvin. In a story layered with memes

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Deutsche Börse democratizes data with Marketplace offering

Deutsche Börse Group is set to unveil its Marketplace, a one-stop data shop designed to simplify and streamline data acquisition and consumption for its clients, while also surfacing data from across the firm to its own users. Jan Stiebing and Sven…

The IMD Wrap: The growing data catalogue space

With their potential to manage costs and surface strategic datasets, it’s no wonder Max gets excited about data catalogs. This week, he takes a look at a new startup entering the space.

The IMD Wrap: Taking stock of inventory management

With market data and associated costs typically representing a firm’s third-largest expense, there’s a lot of incentive to manage data and its usage more efficiently. Max flings open his fridge to illustrate what’s new in this space.

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