Event speakers

David Fellows

Deepak Stephen

Event Date

16 May 2019

Event Time

11am ET

3pm GMT


In the last decade, the world witnessed dramatic changes in technology and considerable pressure from global regulatory bodies. This, coupled with a highly competitive global landscape and pressure on margins, has led firms to focus on exploring new avenues of alpha generation or product differentiation.

Global internet traffic has surged 15 times in the last 10 years. Today, 5% of that traffic is generated by hedge funds collecting data. While 55% of global asset managers embrace alternative data, less than 1% of the total data collected is analyzed.

So, in an era where data is growing at an explosive rate and hundreds of players claim to have an edge over each other, is it possible to truly differentiate? As an investment manager or a covering analyst, is it possible to derive unique insights from alternative data? Let’s find out.

Key Takeaways
  • The rise of alternative data powered by technology megatrends

  • Framework to generate unique investment insights

  • Common challenges and the way forward

  • Key success stories across sell-side and buy-side

Speaker Profile
David Fellows

Managing Director, Head of Innovation

David is Head of Technology and Innovation at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He was with Acuity Knowledge Partners for 8 years, previously serving the company as Head of Stress Testing and Head of Product Delivery Programs.

David has over 20 years of experience in Technology and Finance. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, David was Principal Consultant and Practice Director for a San Francisco-based high tech consulting firm, where he also managed major Delivery, Change and Innovation programs for clients across Silicon Valley.

Deepak Stephen

Associate Director, Data Science Operations

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