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Alternative Data for Hedge Funds and Asset Managers

Unlocking Insights: Exploring Alternative Data for Fixed Income Investors

18 April 2024 | 4pm BST | 11am ET

Over the last year, the credit market has exploded. Investors have poured in, as high-interest rates around the world have helped drive up the value of credit and fixed-income market instruments.

Credit investors have historically relied on traditional data sources, such as issuing prospectuses, to gain market insights. It is, however, difficult to extract information from these conventional data sources automatically. The fixed-income market is, therefore, quite opaque, leaving some investors at the mercy of what companies report.

The most cutting-edge investors use alternative data sources to add another perspective when conducting company analysis.

In this beginner-level session you will find out how credit investors can use alternative data to enhance their investment strategies, even in niche sectors. We’ll cover practical tips on finding and using alternative data effectively in credit research.

You will learn about

  • Using alternative data to track investments
  • Advantages of using alternative data 
  • Types of datasets that can help track credit investments
  • Datasets you should start with

Speakers

Philip DiLemme

Philip DiLemme

Data Science
King Street Capital Management

Phil DiLemme has been a part of King Street for 12 years, specializing in the use of alternative data over the last 8 years. 

He currently serves as the Data Science Lead on the firm's Research team, helping integrate data insights into the fundamental investment process.

Rainbow Chik

Rainbow Chik

Director, Data Insight & ESG Analysis
Golden Tree Asset Management

Rainbow Chik has built two data teams and has 8+ years of industry experience leveraging alternative data for fundamental research across equity and credit investments.

She is currently the Director of Data Insight and ESG Analytics at GoldenTree Asset Management, a $50B credit hedge fund based out of New York City,

Julia Asri Meigh

Julia Asri Meigh

Head of ESG and Macro Research
Neudata

Julia specialises in ESG and macro research. Prior to joining Neudata, she worked at Gatehouse Advisory Partners and the Foresight Factory. As an analyst, she covered topics including political risk, impact investing and the global macro economy.

Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology.

Danesh

Danesh Kissoon 

Senior Research Analyst
Neudata


Danesh joined Neudata in 2022, initially working with public market clients for whom he covered sector-specific alt-data requests. He later shifted his focus onto private market investors. Today, Danesh sits on Neudata's macro team and covers the alternative data landscape for credit and fixed-income investors.

Danesh graduated from Queen University of London with a Bachelor of Law degree.

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