COVID-19 and the New Surge in Alternative Data

The pandemic accelerates already healthy demand for risk insights, predictive analytics and possible indicators of market and economic recovery

…The vendor landscape includes alt-data pioneers Dataminr, Eagle Alpha, Neudata, Orbital Insight, Predata and Quandl (which was acquired by Nasdaq in 2018); newer start-ups such as Apptopia, Cognovi Labs and Enigma; and long-established incumbents such as Bloomberg, FactSet, Refinitiv and S&P Global. There is even an alt-data service for individual investors, from Verizon’s Yahoo Finance…