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New Organization Formed To Charter Alternative Data Analysts

02/23/2018
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a hedge fund affiliated organization, is forming a new initiative to build an exam-based curriculum for alternative data professionals. CAIA, an accreditation organization co-founded ...
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The Dearth of Institutional Cryptocurrency Research

02/19/2018
During the past few years, investor interest in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets has exploded, with the overall market capitalization of the more than 1,500 cryptocurrencies currently in circulation approaching ...

Buy-Side Alternative Data Employee Analysis

02/15/2018
The following is an article that was published by Alternativedata.org, an informational website about alternative data supported by YipitData and other contributors. We compiled a dataset of alternative data full-time employees (FTEs) ...

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

02/13/2018
Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

02/12/2018
The following is a reprint of an exclusive article published for ResearchWatch subscribers on December 27, 2017. MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions, which went into effect early last month, will create ...
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Hiring Plans on Wall Street Surges in January

02/05/2018
Layoffs on Wall Street slipped in January to the lowest level seen since June 2017.  However, the real story in the January jobs data was new hiring plans, which surged ...

Big Data Is a Big Mess And Fixing It Isn’t Easy

01/31/2018
The following is guest article by David Trainer and Sam McBride of New Constructs, an independent research firm which uses natural language processing to extract data from the unstructured portions ...
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Research Sales Will Slip in 2018, Though Not As Much As You Might Expect

01/29/2018
According to Integrity Research’s latest annual forecast, research sales will drop 8.7% in 2018 from the prior year’s total — considerably less than the extremely bearish forecasts many industry analysts ...
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New Standard-Setting Body Establishes Alternative Data Best Practices

01/25/2018
The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, has launched industry best practices designed to mitigate legal and compliance risks and ...
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New Paper Calls For Alternative Data Industry Standards to Mitigate Risks

01/22/2018
Legal and regulatory risks associated with alternative data are increasing along with media scrutiny as data diversity and usage grows, according to a white paper released by Integrity Research Associates.  ...
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