Lack of skills for evaluating alternative datasets remains an industry problem, with firms looking to hire data scientists and technologists to make use of the new data.
Applying the principles of analyzing body language to corporate behavior can yield insights into a company’s health or strategies. But what reliable datasets exist in this area, and how effective are they?
The wide adoption of reference data and accompanying standards creates both opportunities and challenges, said Cusip Global Services vice president and COO at the North American Financial Information Summit.
There is no "golden nugget" of information that will unlock value; the entire workflow is important, according to Goldman Sachs' Javier Rodriguez-Alarcon.
Officials say Scibor-Kaminski will be instrumental in the development of original alternative data products.
The bank is creating a new group tasked with finding data within its securities division that could be sold to clients.
Officials say Webster will be responsible for adding alternative data providers to Neudata’s network.
The appointment of former Credit Suisse prime consulting exec Siegel as CEO follows a $6 million investment by Credit Suisse Asset Management's private equity arm last year.
The first tool from Deutsche Bank’s Data Innovation Group analyzes companies’ values based on ESG and other factors, and public perception of a company’s ESG efforts.
Officials say the dataset of corporate flights provides an indicator of upcoming corporate activity thta could potentially impact a company's stock price.
Neudata secures funding and will continue alternative data vetting for data platforms.
In response to client demand, FactSet is making "alternative" datasets from a select range of partners available via its datafeeds, alongside its proprietary data.
Officials say Mahony's buy-side background will help Neudata expand its use-case research capabilities.
Everyone’s excited about the potential untapped alpha promised by “alternative data,” yet those who work with it are far from excited about the prospect of evaluating unwieldy and unstructured datasets. Max Bowie looks at the practical challenges of…
After investment, the vendor is looking to partner with Quandl to deliver alternative datasets to hedge funds.
Antenna will shorten the time needed to evaluate new datasets, and allow BAM to begin using the data faster than its rivals.
Financial firms commonly review trading activity after the fact to improve their execution strategies. But what they’d really love to do is perform that in real time, pre-trade. Max Bowie looks at how far along market participants are in pursuit of this…
While Thasos is a data provider, what makes its technology unique is that it combines GPS data and Wifi triangulation, this way they can cut that distance down to seven meters or less...
Thasos combines GPS data and Wi-Fi triangulation to provide real-time location data, allowing the vendor to accurately locate a cellphone user to between 1-3 meters.
"When we think about AI and machine learning, we see a variety of use-cases from the front office, all the way to the back and middle offices.”
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Although it still needs more time in the oven, technology is powering a quiet revolution in research and analytics—and the fusion of the two may transform the investment process.