Upcoming Webinar: How Alternative Data is a Research Necessity in Today’s Dynamic Market

October 8, 2020 Rachel Buckley

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Date: Thursday, November 5th

Time: 9am PT / 12pm ET

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once remarked: “One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.”

As global markets experience greater volatility in 2020, the opportunities for active fund managers to seek out alpha-generating positions have improved. However, with heightened volatility comes heightened risk. During this webinar, we will discuss how Covid-19 has accelerated the use of alternative data to aid global equities portfolio managers respond to dynamic markets. And whether accessing alternative data sets has helped them in this endeavour; both with respect to idea generation, and risk management. 

In our webinar, the panelists will discuss:

  • How equity l/s managers are evolving their investment process using non-traditional data sets.
  • How is data management improving/solidifying their approach to risk management?
  • Why not all alternative data sets are created equal (GPS data on shopping density in supermarkets doesn’t necessarily mean people are spending money) 
  • Why accessing anonymous credit card data sets, as one example, can provide deeper insights into consumer retail activity (i.e. more tactical long/short positions for those trading consumer stocks)
  • How should analysts/PMs best approach incorporating alternative data sets into their existing infrastructure? What are the risks and opportunities, in today’s market environment?     


Nikhil Nadkarni // Vice President, Data Products // Envestnet | Yodlee

Barbara Ann Bernard // CIO // Wincrest Capital

Brad Schneider // CEO // NoMad Data

James Williams // Editor in Chief // Private Equity Wire

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