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Upcoming Webinar: How to exploit the opportunities of alternative data

25 June 2019

Date: 25 June 2019
Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET.

Over the past few years, alternative data has emerged as a means of finding alpha, monetising data and challenging competitors. Simultaneously, an increasing number of alternative data providers have joined the market and interest in the data has risen following unbundling under MiFID II and the requirement that investment firms must pay for research. This has led to scrutiny of the value of broker research and an impetus to look elsewhere for information to inform trading decisions.

While alternative data is becoming a popular option, the data is not always easy to source, evaluate and use to best effect. Datasets may be relatively small, incomplete and lack archive data for back-testing, and they may be difficult to integrate with existing data and processes.

If these are some of the obstacles to using alternative data, how can your firm overcome them and define use cases for the data, and deliver results?

This webinar will discuss the issues around selecting and deploying alternative data, and detail steps investment managers can take to exploit the opportunities presented by the data. It will also identify best practice approaches to using the data and highlight its criticality going forward.

Register for the webinar to find about more about:

  • Why your organisation should invest in alternative data
  • Different types of alternative data and their use cases
  • Challenges of selecting and deploying datasets
  • Best practices that deliver successful outcomes
  • How alternative data will develop in future


Mark Ainsworth, Head of Data Insights, Schroders

James Cantarella, Director of Product Strategy – News, Data & Analytics, Dow Jones

Dale Richards, Board and Strategy Advisory – FinTech & Data


Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Mark Ainsworth
Head of Data Insights

Mark joined Schroders in 2014 where he has formed the Data Insights Unit, a team of data scientists. The team uses analytics and machine learning for investment and research, to give fund managers an ‘information edge’ over competitors. Before joining Schroders Mark’s career has been in various other Insight roles, including McLaren F1 (Race Strategy Analyst), Tesco (Customer Insight and Site Location Planning), Talent Innovations (CTO) and Telefonica Smart Steps (Head of Analytics of Telefonica’s Big Data monetization initiative).

Dale Richards
Board and Strategy Advisory – FinTech & Data

Dale is Founder of Island 20 Ventures, a business strategy & advisory firm in data, analytics, technology and data monetization. He has held senior operating roles with First Derivatives (President, North America & Head of Data); Reference Data Factory (Board); LakeFront Data Ventures (CEO / Founder); SunGard (Chief Data Officer & President of EDM); EDM Council (Original Founder); FAME Information Services (President & CEO); Benton Associates Financial Software (Founder & CEO). Most recently, Richards has been an advisor / board member to leading fintech & data organizations; Toronto Stock Exchange (Data & Analytics); Quandl (Alternative Data); Datactics (Data Quality); TickTrade (eFX trading software). Dale is a Board advisor to RoZetta Technology, provider of RoZetta Financial Data Platform (RDFP).



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