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

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

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

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 ...

Asset Managers Bet That Research Costs Not Important

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 ...

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 ...
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