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Thasos Looks to the Future

Thasos, an alternative data intelligence firm that transforms real-time location data from mobile phones into actionable insights, has named Chris Metaxas as chief revenue officer. Metaxas comes on board as Thasos builds on growth in 2018 and 2019. Recent milestones at Thasos include partnerships with Bloomberg and FactSet, a new office in New York’s tech-focused…

RavenPack Offers Portfolio Ranking Tool Based on Sentiment

RavenPack, a provider of big data analytics to financial institutions, has released a portfolio ranking tool based on sentiment factors. Users can upload a stock portfolio and tailor their analysis to address risks detected across 19,000 sources including news, social media, regulatory filings, and transcripts. The portfolio ranking tool uses stock rankings to monitor users’…

Open:FactSet Marketplace Adds Thasos’ ConsumerStreams Geolocation Data

Thasos, an alternative data firm that transforms location information from mobile phones into real-time insights, has agreed with FactSet to offer its geolocation data on the Open:FactSet Marketplace (OFM). The OFM will feature Thasos’ ConsumerStreams product, which provides daily foot traffic data from US locations and includes historical data back to 2015 for time series analysis….

Style Analytics and Sustainalytics Integrate ESG Data in Skyline

Style Analytics, a factor-based analysis software provider, has made a distribution agreement with Sustainalytics, an ESG research, ratings, and analysis firm, to offer ESG considerations to investors. Customers will have access to a portfolio level view of Sustainalytics’ company ESG data using Style Analytics’ Skyline product. As a result, investors will gain perspective into the…

Thinknum $11.6 million Funding Supports Penetration into New Markets

Thinknum, a provider of alternative data culled from the web, has received $11.6 million in a Series A funding round. The company plans to use the capital to fund its expansion into the institutional investment community and corporate market. Thinknum’s software-as-a-service platform evaluates a wide array of public online sources to generate datasets. One example…

MDXT Launches IOWA.rocks Financial Data Marketplace

Data distribution specialist MDX Technology has launched a financial information marketplace that aims to bring together buyers and sellers of content in a single cloud-based environment that offers more flexible delivery and commercial options than traditional sources. The new entity – IOWA.rocks – is underpinned by MDXT’s data delivery technology, and comes to market with…

Quandl Conference Hosts Alternative Data Vendors, Discusses Best Use of the Data

Alternative data will be key to driving alpha in the financial services sector, with data ranging from auto insurance policies to patents. These types of alternative data and others were discussed during Quandl’s third annual conference that brought together speakers including Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq; Philip Brittan, CEO and founder of Crux Informatics; Matt…

Bloomberg Adds Alternative Data to Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point

Bloomberg’s push into alternative data puts providers including Thasos, Apptopia, TipRanks, PredictWallStreet, RS Metrics, Orbital Insights, OWL Analytics, Predata, Evaluate, 280First and Symphony Pharma on its data website, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point. Launched in 2018, Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point is an online linked data platform that provides normalised reference, pricing, regulatory, historical and now alternative…

TradingTech Summit Discusses Brexit, Market Complexity, Innovation, and More!

A-Team Group’s first TradingTech Summit under the TradingTech Insight brand got off to a great start with Beate Born, executive director of risk and regulatory management at UBS Wealth Management, providing an inspirational industry keynote on the outlook for risk, regulation and sustainability in 2019. The presentation not only set the scene for the summit,…

Alternative Data: Application and Best Practices for Investment Management Firms

Listen to the related webinar here. Knowledge is money in capital markets and alternative data is fast becoming part of that knowledge, but it is not always easy to source, evaluate, integrate and use to best effect. The data may be incomplete, unstructured, include data that isn’t permitted for redistribution under privacy laws, and have…