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Alternative data

Alternative data refers to non-traditional data used in the investment process. Unlike traditional types of data, alternative data tends to be unstructured, hard to find and/or large in volume, and so requires significant computational power to analyse. If properly used, alternative data can provide firms with an information edge although it can lose its potential for generating alpha if it becomes too widely available.

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