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Dec 10, 2018

Making the case for alternative data to improve portfolio performance

Ernst & Young’s 2017 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey showed that 78 percent of hedge funds currently use or expect to use alternative, or non-traditional data, in their investment process. That number is up from 52 percent the year before. For investment firms grasping for alpha in the midst of margin pressures, alternative data presents a compelling opportunity. But, despite the growing recognition of its potential value, myriad challenges keep some firms from going all-in on alternative data.

Sep 18, 2018

Alternative data: breathing new life into portfolio performance

By now, you’ve certainly heard some of the buzz about alternative data, one of the past year’s hottest topics in the asset management world. Many firms are interested in it as a means to generate alpha, while others have had mixed experiences and still others are taking a wait-and-see attitude to determine if it adds measurably to investment research and portfolio performance

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