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Large Buy-Side Firms Collaborate on Corporate Access

06/27/2019
A year after we reported that large fund groups were recruiting in-house corporate access staff, five asset managers have gone the next step – setting up their own proprietary corporate ...
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7Park Data Expands Executive Team and Launches Marketplace

06/26/2019
7Park Data, a provider of alternative data, insight and analytics software, recently announced the addition of former GLG executive Jim Sharpe as COO to scale operations and lead go-to-market teams.  ...
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Sensor Firm Camgian Provides Alternative to Satellite Data

06/25/2019
Camgian Microsystems, a firm whose main business is defense-related research and development, is making a major push into alternative data leveraging its expertise in sensor technology.  The firm launched a ...
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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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