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Thasos Releases 2019 REIT Performance Update

Thasos, an alternative data firm that transforms real-time locations from mobile phones into actionable insights, has published its 2019 REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Performance Update, providing insights into the state of US retail REITs. Using a new methodology, Thasos Trade Area, the study reports activities such as foot traffic at US malls. Greg Skibiski,…

Refinitiv Outlines Development of Machine Learning and Data Science

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are finding key use cases in risk management, performance analysis and trade idea generation, suggesting the technologies have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Development is being driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers to…

Saxo Bank and Brown Advisory Cooperate to Offer Ethical Stocks to SaxoSelect Clients

Saxo Bank, a fintech focused on multi-asset trading and investment, and Brown Advisory, a global investment manager with a history in sustainable investing, have cooperated to add a digital investment portfolio, Ethical Selection, to the SaxoSelect universe. The portfolio offers a cost-effective way to invest in a sustainable, all-cap, 30-40 stock portfolio comprising US listed…

Alternative Data Budgets Rise in 2019, But Providers and Buyers are Not in Step

Alternative data is gaining favour among investment firms seeking new ways to find alpha, but its lack of maturity as a data type is also leading to a dichotomy in the market between providers and buyers. While more than 90% of data providers expect prices to increase or remain the same through 2019, nearly 60%…

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…