Solution Brief: Finance and Equity Research
Web Data Integration for Finance and Equity Research
The sophistication of modern investment models, the complex nature of today’s global markets and the importance of being data-driven forces financial firms to re-evaluate the way they acquire alternative data.
Today, the web provides an unprecedented opportunity for financial services firms, offering a wealth of information for predicting industry trends and making more informed investment decisions. The proliferation of e-commerce, smartphones, and social media has magnified the need for capturing financial insights derived by web data. More than ever, web data can offer firms the extra intelligence they need to outperform competitors and stay on top of dynamic markets.
However, the web is growing exponentially and changing continuously. To date, trying to access the world’s biggest data source using legacy web scraping tactics leaves you with data that’s incomplete, inaccurate, unreliable, and out of date—all while forcing you to incur high costs and business risk.
Import.io offers the world’s only Web Data Integration solution. With this solution, you can take data from the world’s biggest repository and reliably leverage it to drive improved business outcomes. With Import.io, you can convert human readable web data to machine-ready intelligence, so you can gain maximum insights from the web’s alternative data sets.
Web Data Integration can be used to:
- Gain an information advantage by leveraging alternative data sources that fuel more informed investment decisions
- Jumpstart market research with continuous streams of timely, accurate, and differentiated web data
- React quickly to market changes by uncovering social trends and breaking news
- Enhance machine learning investment models with clean, normalized and enriched web data
- Access and process web data quickly to identify fast-emerging themes like momentum, value, and sentiment
Import.io: The New Standard in Web Data Integration
Import.io offers a comprehensive Web Data Integration solution that enables financial professionals to identify, extract, prepare, integrate, and consume web data. This process delivers the high quality, timely, and extensive data you need to realize maximum competitive advantage—and to leverage this data quickly, cost effectively, and with minimal business risk.
Common Web Data Use Cases
Market data aggregation
Market information is freely available on the web but spans across hundreds of websites. Receive a continuous stream of corporate operational data and eliminate the need to comb through multiple websites and online databases.
KYC and Risk Management
KYC and risk management. Track regulatory development and evaluate the integrity of potential businesses by monitoring websites and social media and extracting changes automatically.
Financial statement extraction
Getting a financial statement into a usable format for analysis can be daunting. Analysts need hundreds of financial statements to compare data for clients.
Financial professionals are leveraging social media to predict how the activity and buzz around a specific stock or product can impact its performance on the market.
Investment firms are increasingly basing recommendations on news. By extracting headlines and article copy and using that data for predictive analysis, investment firms gain valuable insights into trends, events, and shifting views that affect the companies and products they are tracking.
Insurance companies use background data, customer sentiment, and ratings from across hundreds of websites to determine insurance cost and risk.