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Consumer Edge Acquires German Transaction Data Provider Qentnis

Earlier this week, New York-based alternative data and insights provider Consumer Edge, announced that it has acquired Berlin-based provider of privacy-compliant European transaction data, Qentnis. Consumer Edge’s Recent Acquisition Effective ...
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Is ESG Research a Waste of Time?

First there was Tariq Fancy, BlackRock’s former CIO of Sustainable Investing, arguing that green investing is a pernicious distraction from meaningful actions to avert climate change or reduce social inequities.  ...

AI Data Firm Daloopa Lays Off Staff

Less than a year after raising $20 million, Daloopa, which offers fundamental company data and models, has laid off over forty employees, according to an India-based news source.  The move ...

Alternative Data for Private Markets

The following guest article was written by Dallán Ryan, Content & Advisory Lead, Data Strategy  at Eagle Alpha, an alternative data aggregation platform that also provides supporting advisory services for data ...

Alternative Data Integrator Synaptic Raises $20 Million

Synaptic, an alternative data aggregator focused on the private equity sector, closed a $20 million Series B financing as it expands its services for asset managers and hedge funds. Synaptic’s ...
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U.S. IPO Activity Continues to be Weak in May 2022

US IPO activity remained weak in May 2022 as a meager 8 deals were priced during the month, 68% below the number of deals priced during the same month of ...
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Survey: Hedge Fund Use of Alternative Data has Peaked

Two-thirds of hedge funds, nearly half of private equity (PE) firms and two-fifths of venture capital (VC) firms currently use alternative data, and most do so to a significant or ...

Stephens Hires Senior Restaurant Analyst from Piper

Stephens, a family owned investment bank based in Little Rock Arkansas, recently announced that it has hired Joshua Long, CFA, CMT as managing director within the firm’s equity research division.  ...

A Day in the Life from my Sell-Side Days

This account of a junior sell-side analyst's work day was authored by Dick Toad, the pseudonym for a former sell-side tech analyst who also worked for two long/short hedge funds.  ...

SEC Plans to Mandate New Disclosures for ESG Funds

Yesterday, the SEC voted 3 to 1 to propose new rules requiring investment funds that market themselves as “ESG” must provide standardized data backing up their marketing claims.  Additionally, the ...
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