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Business Insider: The quiet rock stars of hedge funds are data junkies, and they're in such high demandĀ  that they're navigating 30 back-to-back meetings in 48 hoursĀ 

Wed June 26, 2019

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  • At BattleFin's two-day conference in New York last week, 150 alternative-data  companies jockeyed for the attention of data buyers from hedge funds like Credit  Suisse's QT Fund, ExodusPoint, Millennium, and Third Point.     

  • As hedge funds seek out new ways to beat the market, they're increasingly  looking to alternative-data providers that offer obscure insight into companies  not found in filings and earnings calls.    

  • The once under-the-radar role of data buyer has become more important than  ever because they control the purse strings for a $7 billion industry.