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Research Funding Update: Eating Research Costs Becomes Consensus For European Asset Managers

09/18/2017
A series of announcements last week provided the tipping point for European asset managers, forcing some who previously expected to charge clients for research to change policies.  Under MiFID II, ...

Privacy Watchdogs Worry About Hedge Fund Use of Geolocation Data

09/12/2017
Organizations focused on consumer privacy are raising concerns about hedge fund use of mobile phone users’ location data, according to a recent article in Financial News. Frederike Kaltheuner, a policy officer ...

Ned Davis Partners with Guggenheim to Launch Thematic UIT Series

09/11/2017
New-York based Guggenheim Investments, recently announced that it has partnered with Ned Davis Research, Inc. (NDR), a Venice, Florida-based independent research firm, to launch a new series of Unit Investment ...
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Asset Managers Bet That Research Costs Not Important

09/06/2017
The following is a guest article by Neil Scarth, Principal of Frost Consulting which specializes in research procurement issues including research budgeting and valuation.  Managers planning to use client money for ...
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Alternative Data: A Cure For What Ails Quant Funds

09/04/2017
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 ...
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Alternative Data: Still Early Stage

08/30/2017
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

08/28/2017
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 ...
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Free Database of Alternative Data Sources Launched

08/23/2017
Alternative Data Insider (alternativedata.org) 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

08/21/2017
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 ...
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Beware Pitfalls Using Intelligence Research

08/16/2017
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 ...
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