Alternative data is maturing. But with its growth spurt comes growing pains—just ask Thasos Group. And though the market is still in its adolescence, it’s starting to face some grownup challenges.
Led by Bryan Cross (pictured), the asset manager's QED team aims to blend quant and fundamental to find unique solutions to new problems.
Adopting an optimal and sustainable business model, as well as staying on the cutting edge of analytics, are two hurdles still to be overcome by alternative data providers looking to keep their heads above water.
A look at some recent key people moves, including Carlo Di Florio (pictured), who joins ACA.
The new tool, called the Blotter, will be a window into unstructured audio data as a form of operational alpha for the buy and sell sides.
The crowd-sourced trading platform is looking to create a competitive arena for quants to test their algorithms.
The new company returns Pritchard to her love of working directly with alternative data.
Rich Newman joins to talk about challenges facing the alternative data space and why open data is becoming increasingly important.
EQR is part of Quandl’s move to offer more exclusive datasets to its customers.
Quants are embracing the idea of ‘model-free’ pricing and deep hedging.
Julie Lerner joins to talk about the hemp market and PanXchange's launch of a hemp exchange.
The administrator is looking at how artificial intelligence can be used to extract online sentiment and create customized alternative data services to attract clients.
The CEO of 7Park Data joins the podcast to discuss the alternative data industry and where he sees the market heading in the future.
The immense growth of online data is driving an increasing number of asset managers to deploy web-scraping tools to find unique investment insights.
Investment firms are turning to pictures from the sky to understand environmental impacts for alpha generation.
The EDM company is adding over 300 new vendors to its tool for clients looking to make sense of the alternative data landscape.
Investment firms have the upper hand when dealing with expensive data vendors, says Investec’s Nico Smuts.
At Risk Live, executives from Goldman Sachs AM, Societe Generale and Morgan Stanley talked about the benefits and concerns for using alt data.
WatersTechnology examines some of the disillusionment permeating the capital markets when it comes to blockchain.
The tech company is looking at standardization in the alternative data space.
The bank sees opportunity in providing more in-depth, quantitative data on a larger universe of ESG factors.
With alternative data on every firm’s agenda, Max looks at efforts designed to make it easier to integrate new data sources into investment strategies, and why standards for alternative data represent an important step forward.
As ESG data becomes more of a commodity, firms are struggling with how best to incorporate carbon data.
Alternative data holds great promise as a leading indicator of alpha. But in response to firms struggling with the data science aspects of integrating the data, various industry participants are pursuing new initiatives to make it more accessible,…