Alternative Data Trends and Statistics

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Alternative data is defined as non-traditional data investors use to gain insights into their investment process. Unlike traditional datasets data such as financial statements and sales figures, alternative data offers investors insights into a company well before the information becomes publicly available. The case with WeWork’s IPO is great Example. Despite the hype around WeWork’s IPO, Director, Samantha Monk, predicted against popular consensus that WeWork is not the market-defying unicorn most hope it would be. With the help of alternative datasets, she identified several alarming issues such as founder cashout, creative accounting practices and ESG concerns. Most importantly, she…...

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Bingran Lu With an academic and professional background in the field of Finance and IT, Bingran has a deep appreciation for data-driven decision making. He is a fan of all things data related. Currently building his dream tool to help everyday people make smart investment decisions.