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Alternative Data: 2021 Fastest Growing Datasets

The following guest article was written by the team at Eagle Alpha, an alternative data aggregation platform that also provides supporting advisory services for data buyers and vendors. It has ...
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2021 Review: Investment Research Related Mergers Rebounded in 2021

Mergers involving research firms, ESG, alternative data and expert networks increased in 2021 after a 2020 lull. We covered 17 mergers in the investment research space during 2021, including research ...

Hedge Fund Launches Fall While Liquidations Plunge to Historic Low in 3Q21

According to Hedge Fund Research, 132 new hedge funds were estimated to have launched in the 3rd Qtr 2021 – a 27% drop from the prior quarter.  However the number ...

MackeyRMS Rebrands as Verity, Adds ESG Data

After merging with InsiderScore, MackeyRMS completed a makeover as Verity, more deeply integrating data into its research management capabilities.  Now it is snapping on additional data, as it licenses Sustainalytics’ ...

Piper Sandler Adds Former Guggenheim Partners Life Sciences Analyst

Minneapolis-based investment bank, Piper Sandler Companies (NYSE: PIPR) recently announced the hiring of managing director and senior research analyst Dave Westenberg to cover the life science tools & diagnostics sector. ...
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Expert Networks End 2021 with M&A Frenzy

Frenetic M&A activity during 2021 heralds major changes in the expert network industry as the largest firm plans to go public, as will the fifth largest expert network. Over $344 ...

Climate Risk Provider Jupiter Raises $54 Million

Jupiter Intelligence, which provides data on extreme weather risks associated with climate change, closed a $54 million Series C financing, as it seeks to quickly scale its customer base.  Jupiter ...

Expert Network Sealed Network Raises Capital in Pre-Series A Funding Round

A few weeks ago, Singapore-based expert network provider, Sealed Network announced that it has raised an undisclosed sum in a pre-series A funding round, led by Quest Ventures and including ...

Expert Network GlobalWonks Announces Closure of Series A Funding Round

Earlier this week, Washington DC-based expert network GlobalWonks announced that it has raised $5.5 mln in a Series A funding round led by current investor Uzabase.  In addition, GlobalWonks has ...

ESG Data Firm Arabesque Creates Free ESG Data Utility

In a bid to gain market share, Arabesque, which is both an asset manager and an ESG data provider, launched a free portal for access to corporate ESG data.  The ...
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