Alternative Data by the Numbers

Last updated: Sep-25-2017

This page contains relevant facts and figures related to the alternative data industry for institutional investors. Unless otherwise noted, these figures are per internal alternativedata.org estimates or based on our database of providers.

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Alternative Data Providers: 162

Median experience: 6 years

Median employees: 42

Percentage of all data in circulation created in last two years: 90%, per IBM

Data source with greatest number of providers: Social / Sentiment Data

Highest grossing data source: Credit / Debit Card Data

 

Number of Alternative Data Providers

Note: Represents numbers through 2016YE, the Alternative Data Providers statistic above the chart is through 2017YTD

 

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