- Further M&A: this week saw the second acquisition in the altdata space. Contact us to receive a deck about these acquisitions (source: a corporate finance firm) – email@example.com.
- Moody’s Survey: according to the Moody’s Analytics survey of more than 500 global buyside firms, 59% of respondents consider big data and alternative data important for the investment research purpose. Also, nearly 60% of respondents are willing to use outsourced research support to supplement internal investment research.
- New Content on altdata.tv: we released new videos on altdata.tv: 1) Adoption of alt data in EMEA – Magnus Spencer – Jupiter Asset Management; 2) ESG and altdata – Herman Bots – APG Asset Management; 3) Trends for the future – Elliott Shadforth – Ernst & Young.
- 2019 Calendar: Singapore in March, NYC in May, London in October, New York in December. Contact us for further information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Datasets Are Getting Traction?
- Analytics On 1,000 1-on-1s: at our NYC week we organized 1-on-1s for 25 vendors and 12 sponsors. Clients of our Data Sourcing offering can benefit from data showing which vendors received the most, and least, meetings.
- Quant: this vendor combines latest Artificial Intelligence and rule-based Natural Language Processing to extract insights from large volumes of written and spoken words. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
- Discretionary: this company provides data on cannabis industry trends in the US and will be introducing dataset for Canada in 2019. The vendor delivers real-time SKU-level. Feeds of anonymized sales from 600 retailers Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
- New: this vendor delivers semantic extractions from public news. The dataset is on entity+event level and covers 15,000+ global stocks, all currencies and major commodities. Our Data Sourcing clients can view the full profile here.
Data Science Lab
- Open Sourcing this week: Data Science Toolkit – This collection of open-source APIs for data science covers a wide range of common tasks including Street Address to Coordinates mapping, Text to Sentiment, Coordinates to US Census Statistics , and many more. The entire website + API interface can be hosted on any machine, internal or public for your data science team to utilize.
- What we’re reading this week: Deep Learning from Stanford – this set of course review material from Stanford is a concise and clear explanation of the concepts behind the many flavours of neural networks as well as the practical tips and tricks of making these systems work in a live environment. Great for reviewing the fundamentals of these misunderstood and often misused algorithms.
Legal & Compliance, Efficiency Improvements & Best Practice
- Standardized DDQ: the first step is for Lowenstein Sandler and Simmons & Simmons to produce the first draft.
- Efficiency Improvements – Standardized Metadata: contact email@example.com to get access to the first document standardizing the metadata.
Updates For Alternative Data Vendors
- 2019 Events Calendar: Singapore in March; New York in May, London in October, New York in December. Contact us for further information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2019 Roadshows: now is the time to start planning your roadshows for 2019. Roadshows yield higher conversion rates than any event. According to our roadshows in 2017 and 2018, the conversion rates to trials are over 60%. Contact us to discuss this: email@example.com.
- Data Monetization Seminars: we are planning seminars to educate vendors, VCs and PEs on how to successfully monetize data. Seminars will take place in the US (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, NYC) and in EMEA (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, London). To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notable News in the Alternative Data Space