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Alternative Data: A Cure For What Ails Quant Funds

The following is the second and concluding installment of a two-part article from Vinesh Jha, CEO of ExtractAlpha, a quantitative independent research firm, reviewing alternative data adoption, perceptions and best ...

Alternative Data: Still Early Stage

The following is the first installment of a two-part article reviewing alternative data adoption, perceptions and best practices from Vinesh Jha, CEO of ExtractAlpha, a quantitative independent research firm. In August 2007, ...

New Ruling Makes It Easier for Feds to Win Insider Trading Cases

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the insider trading conviction of a former SAC Capital portfolio manager, deciding that the criteria they had established ...

Free Database of Alternative Data Sources Launched

Alternative Data Insider ( a new informational website supported by YipitData and other contributors, has launched a public database of alternative data sources available to all users.  The database can ...

Hedge Funds Post Best Performance since January

According to data provided by HFR, Inc. (formerly Hedge Fund Research), hedge funds in July recorded their strongest monthly performance since January due to strength in Equity Hedge, Technology and ...

Beware Pitfalls Using Intelligence Research

The following is a guest article from Thomas Tippetts, founder of OMYTIS, an intelligence provider which draws on regional and specialist intelligence suppliers. Fund managers are increasingly relying on the ...

JP Morgan Asset Management to Fund MiFID II Clients’ Research From P&L

J.P. Morgan Asset Management said it plans to fund research payments from MiFID II client accounts through its P&L, according to a Reuters article. J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with $1.9 trillion ...

Study: Millennials Main Users Of Alternative Data

Millennials are 2.5x times more likely to use alternative data than non-Millennial equity analysts, according to a study to be published on Alternative Data Insider, an educational website recently launched ...

New Educational Website For Alternative Data Launched

In response to the steep alternative data learning curve for fundamental equity investors, YipitData and other contributors have launched a new informational website, Alternative Data Insider ( The new website features ...

Research Prices Should Be Negotiated, Not Fixed

The following is a guest article by Charlie Henderson, a co-founder of FeedStock, a research analytics solution. It is impossible to accurately forecast how events will ultimately play out under MiFID ...
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