The Expanding #AltData Economy

Updated: Jun 10

Bewildered by the bourgeoning number of data streams available to support pre-trade decisions and purporting to provide decision intelligence? Trying to sort out what digital identity and data protection regulatory policies will do to your current consumer-oriented data feeds?


You are not alone.


The data economy expansion is very far from peaking. It may not even yet have reached critical mass. Data vendors, data generators (like ourselves), data marketplace platforms and buyers are all exploring how shifts in both the demand and supply sides will impact business models in ways that help more people make data-driven decisions.


The only thing clear at this stage is that hedge funds will soon not be the sole buyers of alternative data at scale. And as we noted earlier this year, we soon will not be referring to "alternative data" at all.


To see the full analysis, check out our latest LinkedIn essay: To see how industry experts reacted to the essay, see this influential weekly newsletter.

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