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Interpreting Alternative Data in Novel Ways Using AI

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Anja Asato

Anja Asato
Anja is currently the Executive Assistant at Accrete. With a background in public relations, she brings diverse communications experience. She is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Communications and Sociology.
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Feb 1, 2019 3:54:41 PM

High Expectations for Biotech M&A in 2019

The Biotech M&A space is having a strong start to 2019 with the buyout of Celgene Corporation (CELG) and Loxo Oncology, Inc (LOXO). It appears that fears of a “biotech bubble” have been assuaged as industry leaders and law firms in the space express confidence for deal making in the sector. The law firm Baker McKenzie reported that they expect a 7% increase in health sector deals compared to the 5% drop in 2018. Investors should pay attention to rumored acquisition targets to capture potential alpha opportunities.

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Nov 6, 2018 8:16:30 AM

NeuData Alternative Data Summit 2018: Q&A

Where the future of investment data is decided - There’s a lot of hype surrounding alternative data and AI but not a lot of information on how to utilize alternative data to generate useful insights. The objective of intelligence, human or machine, is to synthesize disparate pieces of information and understand something at a granular level for the purpose of making accurate predictions about the future. The rate  at which information continues to accumulate exceeds the rate at which biological intelligence is evolving. As such, investors relying solely on traditional intelligence are struggling to understand the complex set of factors influencing a particular topic. As a result, investors are increasingly experiencing the feeling of being blindsided by idiosyncratic events despite believing that superior ‘homework’ was done.

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Oct 5, 2018 2:00:04 PM

Automating Cognitive Tasks to Interpret Alt Data: Hedge Fund Association Q&A with Accrete’s Head of Product

Although access to “alternative data” was once enough to generate alpha, in today’s digital landscape even the savviest investors are finding it difficult to extract predictive insights from the barrage of “alternative data” that has flooded the market. To find alpha in today’s markets, investors need to identify increasingly complex patterns buried in the digitized, nuanced footprints of human behavior. These patterns are invisible to those relying solely on traditional intelligence and tools.

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Sep 28, 2018 6:30:00 PM

Predictive M&A Activity - August 2018

Accurate prediction is at the core of making profitable trading decisions in the mergers and acquisition space. However, seeing into the future is no simple task because there are too many sources from which M&A rumors emanate- there are too many variables to factor in. Without the right knowledge and understanding, it’s impossible to accurately predict which rumors are most likely to impact a stock’s price.

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Sep 23, 2018 12:33:00 PM

Things To Do In Sydney for Sibos 2018: An Alternative Guide

Sibos 2018 is the global financial services networking event of the year and connects more than 8,000 financial professionals from across the industry. This is the third time it has been hosted in Sydney, Australia and it is the perfect setting for Sibos to turn 40. For those who are traveling to the event and have some spare time, we have put together an alternative guide to Sydney for you.

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Aug 17, 2018 8:45:00 PM

Mergers and Acquisitions Growth in July

M&A activity has continued strong into the third quarter.  With no downturn in sight, the question becomes how investors can profit from this robust M&A space. Locating credible information within the mergers and acquisitions space is no easy task. With the right strategy, mergers and acquisitions can be a remunerative space for investors and hedge fund managers. Tracking rumors surrounding companies and being aware of all chatter surrounding a company can help investors locate opportunistic trades, modify positions, and in the case of any short positions, help investors fully understand their risk.

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