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New Survey Indicates Use of Alternative Data in Investment Community Shows No Signs of Slowing

Lowenstein Sandler announced the release of Alternative Data: The New Oil for the Digital Economy? The 2022 Lowenstein Sandler Alternative Data Report. The survey, which is the third annual survey on this market development from the firm’s Investment Management Group, finds demand increasing for alternative data—not only driven by hedge funds, but also by private equity firms and venture capital investors. Alternative data is generally defined as information not contained in company filings, press releases, analyst reports, or other traditional information sources.

How Alternative Data is Paving the Way for the Future of Investment Management

Many hedge fund managers to mutual funds — and even private equity managers — are turning to alternative data to pave the way for the future of investment management. SparkCognition contends that alternative data has the power to improve valuation of securities and ramp up clarity of the investment process. Download the new report, “Alternative Data for Investment Management,” courtesy of SparkCognition, to learn more about how alt data and machine learning is changing the future of investment management.

Alternative Data for Investment Management

From hedge fund managers to mutual funds and even private equity managers, alternative data has the power to improve valuation of securities and boost the clarity of the investment process.  Techniques like natural language processing and machine learning allow organizations to better capitalize on alternative data. These technologies enable processing of large, heterogenous, and unstructured sets at an extremely fast rate. A new report from SparkCognition explores the challenges for alternative data adoption, how to overcome them, and explores the potential of automation.