The hardest part about alternative data can very well be identifying all of the different data sources across hundreds of providers. The number of providers has skyrocketed in recent years, making it more complicated to evaluate the entire data universe.
After thousands of conversations with investors, experts, and data providers, we have compiled the stack of the top 100 alternative data providers in the institutional investment space.
The stack focuses on providers used by fundamental investors. It excludes market data, economic/macro data, and market news/industry publications. Each provider’s position is intended to the firm’s product positioning relative to institutional investors. Data providers in the clusters towards the top are focused on data analysis and extracting insights from alternative data. Clusters that are positioned toward the bottom are more focused on data collection and quality assurance. and tend to not be directly consumed by fundamental analysts and PMs, but rather go through data brokers, the sell-side, or internal data teams for analysis.
We’ve published a public database of alternative data providers
, which includes these and many other providers. Click on the provider name to be taken to their website. We will regularly update information as it becomes available. If you would like to be added to our database, or you would like to speak with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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