Alternative data

Alternative data refers to non-traditional inputs analysts use to inform investment decisions - from news and social media, to credit card statements, satellite imagery and more. It’s often unstructured, difficult to process and massive in volume. AI and ML algorithms can help investors sift through the noise and turn this information into a powerful competitive advantage.

Case study

Can news and social data facilitate better trading decisions?

News and social media information is a form of alternative data that’s growing in popularity among investors across the globe

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Alternative data as a competitive advantage

“Alternative data will likely transform active IM over the next five years…Those firms that do not update their investment processes within that time frame could face strategic risks, and might very well be outmanoeuvred by competitors that effectively incorporate alternative data into their securities valuation and trading signal processes.”

Deloitte Center for Financial Services

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