If you are attending Battlefin Alternative Data Discovery Day in New York 2019, you’re eager to meet alternative data solution and service providers. Whether you plan to participate in the Data Science courses, are part of the Ensemble or just plan to make the most of the corporate or alternative data session tracks, we will all be focused on the new data sets that can be used to generate alpha.
The importance of web data to alternative data sets
Today, the web provides an unprecedented opportunity for investment managers, offering a wealth of information for predicting industry trends and making more informed investment decisions. When people talk about alternative data, a couple of data types commonly come to mind: satellite data, sensor data and web data. Of the three, web data is by far the biggest in terms of size, the most diverse in terms of subject matter and therefore has the widest application to businesses of all kinds. And, a recent report from Greenwich Associates shows that asset managers are spending roughly $900,000 per year on alternative data sources with web data as the number one type of alternative data currently being used.
Import.io enables you to gain intelligence, efficiencies, and competitive advantage from the vast amount of data on the web. Using Import.io hands-on or as a managed service, investment managers and equity analysts can get all kinds of alternative data sets to support and inform:
- Market Data Aggregation
- Price Monitoring
- Customer Sentiment
- Competitive Analytics
- KYC and Risk Management
- Financial Statement Extraction
- News Aggregation
Stop by our table at the Battlefin Alternative Data Discovery Day in New York 2019, to see if our SaaS product or managed service is best suited for your alternative (web) data needs.