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EOSE Responds to Financial Firms’ Growing Interest in Monetising Data

EOSE, a specialist services firm set up a year ago to help financial institutions commercialise their market data, has clocked up its fifth client, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the largest derivatives exchange in the Middle East. EOSE will support the exchange in enhancing the market data segment of its business, while the…

LinkUp with S&P Dow Jones Indices for S&P 500 LinkUp Jobs Index

In what may be a first for the alternative data space, jobs data specialist LinkUp has, er, linked up with S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch the S&P LinkUp Jobs Index based on its job openings database. The index – launched in the spring – will track job market activity among S&P 500 corporations, spawning…

How to Exploit the Opportunities of Alternative Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, driven by trading desks looking for alpha and more recently by private equity firms and corporate intelligence teams looking to gain market insight. That said, while adoption is increasing and some benefits are being realised, the data does come with caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume,…

Bringing Alternative Data into the Mainstream

By Martijn Groot, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Asset Control. Alternative and unstructured data is rapidly going mainstream. In a recent survey conducted by Adox Research for Asset Control, more than a third of respondents from financial institutions (36%) labelled these new types of data as ‘high importance’ drivers for investment. Alternative data…

Data and Research: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Evan Schnidman, President of Prattle, a Liquidnet company. For decades, the asset management community has treated research and data as two distinct goods – separate commodities to be controlled by separate institutions. Data was the domain of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters (now Refinitiv), FactSet, S&P, and others, while research was the domain of large banks…

3di Releases Profiler Version 6 with Enriched Catalogue of Alt Data Vendors

3d innovations (3di) has launched version 6 of its vendor analysis tool Profiler, a web-based tool that provides comparative and benchmarking information on market and reference data services, and associated technologies. Version 6 provides an enriched catalogue of alternative data vendors covering multiple industries beyond financial services and delivering unique datasets from non-traditional sources that…

S&P Global Market Intelligence Adds Trucost Environmental Data to Xpressfeed

Responding to market demand for unique and differentiated data, S&P Global Market Intelligence has released Trucost environmental data through its data feed platform Xpressfeed. Trucost, part of S&P Global, is a provider of carbon and environmental data and risk analysis. The environmental data is the first of several planned initiatives and releases from Market Intelligence…

Alternative Data Moves into The Mainstream Led by Business Insights, Geolocation and Pricing Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, but not without caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume, unverified data and a lack of historical data for back-testing. Selecting valuable datasets in the proliferation of alternative data can also be challenging and calls on firms to focus on what answers they can get from the…

Recorded Webinar: How to exploit the opportunities of alternative data

Alternative data is emerging as a key component of buy-side firms’ efforts to seek out new investment opportunities, for many filling the gap left by the unbundling of sell-side research from execution. By tapping into unique, non-traditional data sets, hedge funds and quantitative fund managers hope to exploit unfound opportunities before they hit the mainstream….

BattleFin Partners Refinitiv

BattleFin, provider of an alternative data marketplace, has partnered Refinitiv to bring fundamental and reference data to its Ensemble platform. Alternative datasets within Ensemble’s platform will be mapped to Refinitiv’s identifiers, including PermID, to provide a holistic data workflow, helping investors, analysts and data scientists find alpha and new investment strategies. Refinitiv’s desktop research platform…