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Alternative Data and Insights


Access unique and timely investment insights

The value of alternative data continues to rise with asset managers seeing potential to gain unique insights and grow alpha.

As one of the largest data, insights and analytics firms in the world, we leverage 1,500+ traditional and non-traditional datasets to provide unique and timely insight to better inform investment decisions. Our information and analysis covers all major industries including Automotive; Chemical; Energy; Capital Markets; Maritime & Trade, Technology, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals.

To accelerate the delivery of alternative data to financial markets and help firms gain a competitive advantage, we provide an end-to-end alternative data value chain which includes a vast array of datasets, the tools and techniques for analyzing alternative data and access to experts to explain the data’s contents.

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David Riehl

Mr. Riehl works closely with hedge funds and asset managers to solve complex problems related to data and analytics. He is a member of the IHS Markit alternative data committee and head of the Research Signals team. He has been with IHS Markit since 2010 and joined through the acquisition of Data Explorers Ltd. His research has been featured in the Economist, Bloomberg and on CNBC. Mr. Riehl holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Webster University and a graduate certificate in business from Columbia University, New York City, United States.

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Chris Hammond

Mr. Hammond is the global head of the Research Signals product. He leads the team's research and new product development strategy and oversees a team of quantiative analysts. He is experienced with numerous quantitative strategies and datasets, and has led the team's innovation into areas such as short squeeze signals, social media sentiment, and cybersecurity risk.He is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. As a graduate in 2007, Mr. Hammond joined Quantitative Services Group, which in 2011 was acquired by Markit, and is now part of IHS Markit. He earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis, US.

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