Chasing Alpha: How Data and Analytics Help Alternative Asset Managers to Outperform the Pack (State Street)

February 2014

KEYWORDS: data, analytics, risk management, asset managers, hedge fund investor, alternative investment, alternative fund managers, regulatory requirements, Hedge Fund Performance

Authors:

State Street

Organizations:
  • State Street

Summary:

Today’s investment environment is putting pressure on alternative asset managers. As leading managers look to satisfy growing investor and regulator demands, boost performance, and manage risk more effectively, advanced data and analytics strategies will be critical.

Institutional investors are increasing their allocations to alternatives to drive up investment returns. To attract this capital, alternative asset managers need advanced data systems that offer the transparency in risk and performance that investors demand. At the same time, increased regulations require sophisticated tools to collect and report large volumes of data.

Drawing on a recent State Street survey of alternative asset managers and other institutional investors conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, this report reveals how leading industry players can develop more advanced data and analytics systems to achieve a competitive advantage and sustain their future growth.

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