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Finding Tradable Signals in Alt Data

On March 14, 2019, data partner Lucena Research co-hosted a panel discussion with Wall Street Horizon. The event "Finding Tradable Signals in Alt Data" featured the following panel:

  • Rich Carbone, VP Data Strategy, Jefferies LLC (moderator)

  • Olga Kokareva, Head of Data Sourcing and Strategy, Quantstellation

  • Erez Katz, CEO and Co-Founder, Lucena Research

  • Barry L. Star, CEO and Founder, Wall Street Horizon

  • Jeff Ferro, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategies

A diverse representation of leading asset managers and data providers joined us for a cocktail reception and panel discussion in NYC and the event concluded with a lively Q&A session. You can view the panel discussion video here

Content Highlights

  • The panelists shared personal experiences in the context of applying alt data to investment.

  • The state of alternative data within various consumer types in finance and the categorization of alt data.

  • Skepticism, setting expectations, pitfalls, and best practices.

  • Modeling alternative data to support both fundamental and quantitative research.

  • Protecting data potency in the face of overcrowding.

Media coverage included Markets Media Deadline Looms for Alt Data Skeptics by Rob Daly.

Signals and Alt Data