Web Scraping and Hedge Funds’ Alternative Data Strategy

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Data that was once hiding in plain sight can hide no more. With sophisticated software, new data continues to be extracted – or ‘scraped’ – from a growing variety of online sources. Coupled with more in-depth analytics, hedge funds are now capitalizing on a new and increasingly essential source of alpha. Earlier this year, Greenwich Associates and Thomson Reuters released a joint study that provides a fascinating insight into how the investment research landscape is dramatically changing. Titled “The Future of Investment Research,” the study covers a handful of contributory factors underpinning this transformation and contains some particularly telling observations…...

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Dr Justin Chan Dr Chan founded DataDrivenInvestor.com (DDI) and is the CEO for JCube Capital Partners. Specialized in strategy development, alternative data analytics and behavioral finance, Dr Chan also has extensive experience in investment management and financial services industries. Prior to forming JCube and DDI, Dr Chan served in the capacity of strategy development in multiple hedge funds, fintech companies, and also served as a senior quantitative strategist at GMO. A published author at professional journals in finance, Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. degree in finance from UCLA.