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Alternative data perspectives and insights

Articles exploring data sources, collection methods, and more

Alternative data is transforming investment processes, offering the potential for true information advantage across the industry. But the lure of alternative data is tempered by risk. Read more about how to manage the transformation process, tap the business value, and mitigate the risks of this powerful new tool.

What is alternative data?

Often nonfinancial, alternative data is unstructured text and imagery from news feeds, social media, online communities, communications metadata, satellite imagery, geo-spatial information, and other sources that can help investment managers derive unique—and valuable—market insights.

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InFocus: Alternative data adoption in investing and finance

Looking for an information advantage? Alternative data, a subset of big data, is quickly emerging as a powerful way for investment management (IM) firms to inform trading signals, algorithms, and investment models. Learn more about ways the IM industry is embracing alternative data while managing the risks and maximizing rewards.

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Alternative data adoption in investing and finance

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Artificial intelligence: The next frontier in investment management

The operating environment for IM firms continues to evolve, with technological innovations and shifting investor preferences at the heart of this change. While traditional sources of differentiation in investment management are becoming increasingly commoditized, artificial intelligence is providing new opportunities which extend beyond cost reduction and efficient operations.

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The next frontier in investment management

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Alternative data investing

Alternative data has become a valuable tool for investment management firms seeking alpha. Collective intelligence investing and the use of crowdsourcing platforms is growing in popularity, creating new growth opportunities and new risks. Our two reports explore sources of alternative data, its impact on investment strategies, and the challenges it presents in firms’ quest for alpha.

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Collective intelligence and alternative data investing

Alternative data investing has quickly gained momentum as IM firms realize its potential for alpha advantage. The use of collective intelligence investing and crowdsourcing platforms is also on the rise, presenting new growth opportunities and risks.

These two reports explore sources and uses of alternative data, tapping the wisdom of the crowd for market insights, and the potential impact of both on investment strategies, including challenges they present in the quest for alpha.

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Collective intelligence and alternative data investing

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Change is in the air: ALTS-SV 2018 conference recap

This blog post by Doug Dannemiller, IM research leader, Deloitte Services LP, captures highlights of an annual Silicon Valley gathering of leading experts across the alternative investment spectrum, including private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund managers and their pension fund clientele.

Read Doug’s recap of presentations and conversations about managing change, approaches to managing return and liquidity goals in portfolios, and challenges, including meeting expectations for liquidity, investment returns, retiree payment obligations, and risk management.

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Change is in the air: ALTS-SV 2018 conference

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