29Bison, a human capital management consultant for private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, has launched AlphaCalc, a business intelligence platform that enhances due diligence, portfolio-monitoring, and value-creation processes.
Research & Analytics
The alternative fund management industry is witnessing a huge rise in the volume and diversity of data being ingested, as technology innovation facilitates firms in their research and portfolio construction activities; not to mention using advanced analytical tools to improve the quality of fund reporting.
In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge.
Substantive Research Limited, a provider of research analysis to asset managers, has secured a GBP800,000 growth capital investment from Foresight Group.
CEPRES, a provider of portfolio forecasting for Private Markets, is advising clients to use 10 per cent VaR (Value at Risk) forecasts for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
DealCloud, a provider of deal, relationship, and firm management technology solutions, has integrated financial market data from FactSet into its DataCortex product.
Fund data management platform Kneip has named Hugues Delcourt as Chairman of the Board whilst founder and previous Chairman, Bob Kneip, moves into the role of Vice-Chairman.
Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has acquired Orb Intelligence, a prominent digital business identity and firmographic data provider.
Nasdaq’s Quandl, an alternative data provider, has launched the E-Commerce Intelligence (ECI) dataset, which allows investors to track product-level e-commerce transactions on a near real-time basis.