Alternative datasets for event-driven investors
We provide an overview of conventional and alternative datasets for special situation investors. We also draw attention to vendors that cover corporate events, bankruptcies and restructuring, shareholder activism, merger arbitrage, and shareholder voting.
A sensible starting point for investors is corporate events data, as this can provide compelling insights into the overall health of companies. Understanding patterns available within corporate events data, such as clusters for individual companies, irregular scheduling and the shifting of disclosure dates, can forecast share price volatility and highlight distressed opportunities.