Video: Why Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees for Investors

RavenPack | May 30, 2019

Panelists discuss how financial institutions are going about monetizing big data sources and touch on some of the difficulties and challenges faced by the industry in generating real monetary returns from these efforts. Watch the highlights below, you can request access to the full video.

Some of today’s most successful companies have demonstrated that data appreciates in value when translated into meaningful information. Retailers are paying billions of dollars to banks so they can send targeted discount offers directly to customers by analyzing their shopping habits from their credit card transactions. Investment firms are paying a premium to service providers that mine people’s email inboxes to look for receipts that show what products and services they tend to buy. For years, quantitative hedge funds have successfully analyzed large volumes of news and social media to generate excess returns.

Moderator: Tim Harrington, CEO, BattleFin Group


  • Olga Kokareva, Head of Data Sourcing and Strategy, Quantstellation
  • Frédéric Desobry, Head of Equity Research, Systematica Investments
  • Andreas Zagos, Managing Partner, IPR Strategies

This session was held at the RavenPack Research Symposium held in London on May 23, 2019 .

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