Alternative Data News and Insight

Neudata Intelligence

Gauging inflation dynamics using online pricing data

The growth of e-commerce has facilitated inflation tracking on a daily basis, namely from aggregating online pricing data. Moreover, the ubiquity of e-commerce in-itself is changing aggregate inflation dynamics. We believe product pricing datasets have a particularly potent use case in generating early inflation signals in opaque markets, such as LatAm, where official statistics are challenging to obtain. In this report, we review the academic literature that examines the behavior of online prices and its response to aggregate national shocks. We also outline where to find alternative sources of inflation data.

Neudata Events

Risk Live, London 2019

Our CEO Rado Lipus will be joining the new quant investor panel at the Risk Live event on June 27th in London.

The discussion around alternative data will cover:

  • What data is available; how much value does it hold?
  • Incorporating alternative data to help pick the best investments
  • What skills are needed to process and assess new datasets effectively?

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June 2019

Neudata Events

Axess Think Tank, Geneva 2019

Our CEO Rado Lipus, and Head of Research Daryl Smith will be speaking on a panel at the Axess Think Tank Seminar on June 20th 2019. The discussion will cover machine learning in portfolio management.

June 2019

Neudata News

Neudata Appoints Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Piers Thompson as Chief Technology Officer

Neudata, the global alternative data evaluation company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Piers Thompson as Chief Technology Officer.

Thompson joins the team in London from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he spent more than seven years in a range of roles, most recently as Head of Finance Technology for the global markets division

Neudata Intelligence

Bankruptcy datasets: an alt data approach

A structured database of companies that are filing for bankruptcy is a gold mine for institutional investors. Not only does it highlight distressed and/or turnaround investment opportunities, it can also be a valuable leading indicator to identify which other companies may soon share the same fate. For readers that are 1) actively searching for a bankruptcy database, 2) considering alternatives to the database(s) that they are currently subscribed to, or 3) simply curious about the space, we summarise a 2018 academic paper that details how to construct a company bankruptcy database using alternative data.

Neudata Intelligence

Deriving growth signals from hiring activity data

Using hiring activity data as a signal for future business growth is the most common investment use case for aggregating online job postings. But do other use cases exist for this type of data? For example, can it tell us a) how effective companies are at hiring highly demanded skills, b) whether any of their facilities have suspended operations or even c) a clearer picture of the economic activity in opaque markets? In this piece, we review the landscape of vendors providing job market data, outline possible use cases and discuss its limitations.