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.
Gain Competitive Advantage in the Financial, Insurance, and Equity Research industries with Web Data Integration
Access and process web data quickly to identify fast-emerging themes like momentum, value, and sentiment
Gain an information advantage by leveraging alternative data sources that fuel more informed investment decisions
React quickly to market changes by uncovering social trends and breaking news
Access Alternative Web Data
Combined with top-down research, leveraging alternative sets of web data can make the difference between a sub-par model and one that is optimized. Import.io allows research analysts to reliably and efficiently integrate non-traditional web data, which is a key component to a modern and thorough bottoms-up analysis.
Import.io can extract data from any website, including such non-traditional sources as industry blogs, social media sites, world news, social news aggregation sites, ecommerce aggregators, and more. Analysts get fast access to current web data for up-to-the-minute analysis.
“With Import.io, we are now covering 3,000 websites for the same cost as what we used to be able to for only 300 websites”
“A full-time staff person would take a week to gather all these records, with Import.io the same person can get that done in 2 hours”
Faster to market
“Import.io saved us over 60% in terms of time compared to the previous way that we were doing web data extraction”
“Import.io offers precision extraction, which is critical to the accuracy of the consumer insights that we provide to our customers”
Successful WDI Applications in the Financial, Insurance, and Equity Research industries
Aggregate News Articles
More and more investment firms are basing recommendations on data. One huge source of data is news. By extracting headlines and article copy and using that data for predictive analysis, investment professionals can gain valuable insights into trends, events, and shifting views that affect the companies and products they are tracking.
However, manually gathering news articles is time consuming, especially when global news in many languages is needed. Import.io delivers a solution that can automatically and routinely extract thousands of news articles, feeding your business a continuous source of data and intelligence.
The Import.io solution uses machine learning to determine how to extract articles, no matter the language or structure of the news site. Equity research firms use this aggregate news data to feed their own machine learning algorithms and predict investment success. Investment firms can combine this data with top-down research to build winning strategies for their clients.
Harness Dispersed Market Data
Market information is freely available on the web, but spans across hundreds of websites, such as Angel List, TechCrunch, Crunchbase, corporate websites, and others. Combing through multiple websites and online databases by hand can be difficult to manage and isn’t always reliable.
Import.io can parse through the information and even find the latest updated data. This allows equity researchers to quickly pull the relevant information together to evaluate the necessary financials.
Optimize Insurance Models
Insurance companies can use alternative web data to determine insurance risks on products, people, services, and more. With Import.io, insurance professionals can extract background data, customer sentiment, and ratings from across hundreds of websites. They can use key words and ratings numbers to more intelligently assess insurance cost and risk.
Extract Data from Financial Statements
Getting a financial statement into a usable format for analysis can be daunting, and this effort is compounded by the fact that analysts need to go through hundreds of financial statements to compare data for clients. Import.io streamlines the effort associated with parsing through financial reports, separating associated text and descriptions, and converting the data into a usable format—so analysts can focus on analysis.
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.
With Import.io, organizations can leverage a comprehensive Web Data Integration solution that makes it fast, easy, and affordable to maximize the strategic value of web data. This solution enables financial firms to identify, extract, prepare, integrate, and consume web data. This solution delivers the high quality, timely, and extensive intelligence you need to outperform competitors and stay on top of dynamic markets.