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Millennials Main Users Of Alternative Data

“We completed a study published by Integrity Research looking at the age distribution of alternative data users vs. the entire buy-side equity analyst industry. We found that Millennials are 2.5x more likely to use alternative data than non-Millennial equity analysts. 82% of analysts who use alternative data are Millennials (20-38 year olds), highly concentrated between the […]

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Ignore the hype and focus on machine learning objectives, say buy-side tech experts

Advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) may be improving trading strategies, but at the cost of transparency and interpretability, according to panellists at this TradeTech FX Europe. Ian McWilliams, investment analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management, detailed how the understanding of what machine learning technologies are capable of is being distorted by a lack […]

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Gold mine, or minefield? – Risk.net

“Global exchanges make millions of dollars packaging data about deals taking place across their markets. Data and related services made up a fifth of total exchange revenues last year – the second largest revenue generator behind trading, clearing and settlement services.”   Read the full article at: Risk.net

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Wall Street, Hedge Funds Add Social Media to Research Menu

Wall Street is taking another step toward making social media as core to investment research as quarterly sales reports. M Science LLC, which sells alternative data research to big hedge funds, said last week that it is acquiring TickerTags Inc., a social-media tracking firm startup based in Dallas. Investment managers are increasingly looking to use […]

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Thank You

MEMORIAL DAY: A MOMENT TO PRAISE, THINK AND REMEMBER On Monday, May 28, we celebrate Memorial Day. This is a day when we honor our military and our fallen heroes—brave men and women who fought and died so all of us can enjoy the freedom we too often take for granted. Never Forget. The world […]

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