We’ve come a long way since the carrier pigeons that brought data from battlefields, though the 21st century’s adoption of artificial intelligence to generate information brings its own drawbacks. Yet investors much prefer alternative data over more traditional sources, not least because it’s super-fast.
Timely, differentiated, and accurate company information is key for investment success. As traditional investment data is commoditized, alternative data provides an opportunity for investors to gain an informational edge. Watch quant researchers Mike Chen and Weili Zhou discuss the pros and cons of alternative data in this special topic from the Expected Returns.
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