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Alternative data sets … quality is the challenge, not quantity

Alternative data sets … quality is the challenge, not quantity

There are an estimated 445 alternative data providers in the funds industry, serving the needs of both traditional and alternative fund managers. This is, according to alternativedata.org, an industry that is projected to be worth USD350 billion in 2020. But while there is no doubting the quantity and diversity of data sets one can acquire, how valuable really are they? 

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The Year of the Rat: China’s economy is strong but investors need to be on their guard

The Year of the Rat: China’s economy is strong but investors need to be on their guard

As China enters the Year of the Rat this Saturday (25 January), Jasmine Kang, Portfolio Manager at Comgest, an independent, international asset management group, believes that China’s growth has become more sustainable but that high-quality companies are still rare and strong stock selection is more important than ever…