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…...
Web Scraping and Hedge Funds’ Alternative Data Strategy
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