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Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight Expands Product, Coverage and Locations

06/24/2019
Continuing its flurry of new product development, alternative data provider Orbital Insight released benchmarks of oil inventories and refinery activity, while expanding its consumer sector coverage.  The firm also opened ...

Wedbush Securities Names New Director of Equity Research

06/24/2019
A few weeks ago, Los Angeles-based investment bank, Wedbush Securities, announced the hiring of Kevin Merritt, CFA to the role of Managing Director, Director of Equity Research.  Mr. Merritt will ...
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Refinitiv Makes Strategic Investment in BattleFin

06/21/2019
Earlier this week, Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, announced that it was making a strategic investment into alternative data platform and marketplace BattleFin.  As part ...
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Crowdsourced Grocery Pricing Firm Basket Adds Alternative Data

06/20/2019
Basket, a shopper-powered company that collects data from 98% of grocery stores nationwide, is increasingly marketing its pricing trend data to the financial sector. Based on an application that provides ...
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Two Sigma Invests in AI-Driven Expert Network NewtonX

06/19/2019
NewtonX, an ambitious expert network seeking to disrupt the industry through technology and lower pricing, closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Two Sigma Ventures.  Third Prime ...
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Alternative Data Sceptic AQR Outlines Limitations of AI

06/18/2019
AQR, one of the leading quant hedge funds with $226 billion in AUM, released a white paper discussing the application of machine learning to asset management which, although hopeful that ...
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Alt Data Vendor Eagle Alpha Adds Jobs Data

06/17/2019
Alternative data intermediary Eagle Alpha now offers job listing data for 1700 US companies through its analytics platform.  At the same time, it partnered with law firm Lowenstein Sandler to ...
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Research Unbundling Conference a Resounding Success

06/17/2019
Last Wednesday, over 400 delegates from the sell-side, buy-side, IRPs, alternative data providers, and regulators attended UK research firm Substantive Research’s second annual New York conference called Unbundling Uncovered USA.  ...
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Fewer Banks Among the Top Economic Forecasters According to FocusEconomics

06/14/2019
Investment bank representation among the most accurate macroeconomic forecasters is waning, as shown in the awards calculated annually by research aggregator FocusEconomics.  Over the last four years, the number of ...
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Nasdaq Distributes CryptoCompare Data Through Quandl

06/13/2019
Six months after acquiring Quandl, Nasdaq is adding cryptocurrency pairs data sourced from London-based CryptoCompare in a distribution deal that was first rumored to be completed last fall.  The move ...
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