RepRisk partners With Battlefin to offer ESG datasets for alternative data community
RepRisk, a specialist in ESG data science combining machine learning and human intelligence, has formed a strategic partnership with alternative data platform and marketplace BattleFin that will significantly expand alternative data buyer access to ESG risk data.
RepRisk’s daily-updated dataset on nearly 150,000 companies linked to ESG and business conduct risks will be available through BattleFin’s global alternative data marketplace, Ensemble. Investors, hedge funds, and other buy-side professionals will now be able to test, evaluate, and purchase RepRisk ESG data seamlessly within Ensemble. Through Ensemble, clients will be able to efficiently integrate and mine datasets for signals and leading indicators, as well as identify new sources of alpha. RepRisk’s rules-based methodology ensures data integrity and quality, enabling hedge fund managers and quant investors to run extensive analyses to identify market trends or risk signals.
“We have been observing an increasing demand for alternative data across the industry as investors and fund managers look for new ways to generate alpha and gain an edge on the competition,” says Alexandra Mihailescu Chicon, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at RepRisk. “Our partnership with BattleFin broadens our exposure to the alternative data buyer by facilitating their access to our 14 years of data history that can be used for back testing and enabling them to incorporate our data into their own proprietary trading algorithms.”
“Finding interesting alternative datasets is key to our business and one of the differentiators of our Ensemble platform. RepRisk helps us increase the power of the platform and gives our subscribers immediate access to the RepRisk data. Data buyers can test and evaluate the data immediately which is an absolute game changer,” says Tim Harrington, CEO of BattleFin Group, Inc.