Active fund managers face a big challenge — consistently picking winners and avoiding losers is very hard to do. How big is the problem? According to the S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) Scorecard, through March 2020 more than 88% of all USA stock fund managers have underperformed the S&P Composite 1500 Index over the past
About Tom MyersTom Myers is the founder of Data In Harmony (DIH), a data consultant and provider. DIH help firms find the data they need, validate & clean data, integrate data, and monetize their data. DIH also provides a wide variety of financial and alternative data, as well as data engineering tools.
Data In Harmony partners with leading analytics and technology provider Trendrating to offer the company’s trend capture ratings data and analytics to benefit DIH’s institutional clients and prospects. Austin, TX (October, 15, 2020) — DIH has partnered with Trendrating to offer the company’s trend capture ratings data and analytics, which dove-tail neatly with DIH’s existing
The Coronavirus pandemic is driving a huge increase in the number of companies filing for bankruptcy. Corporate bankruptcies in the USA are up 76% through June 2020. We are on track to match (and surpass) the Great Recession in terms of bankruptcies and assets lost. There are several reasons this phenomenon could be important to
As with past crises, COVID-19 is likely causing you to consider how you can reduce your data costs. Now is a great time to act on ways you can reduce costs while not disrupting your operations. Several factors contribute to data costs: Managing relationships with multiple data providers Handling numerous data subscriptions Fees for data
I hope you, your colleagues and your families are healthy and staying safe. I’m happy to report that everyone at Data In Harmony (DIH) is OK so far, and our operations for the most part have been unaffected. I’m reaching out because I’ve been talking to DIH clients, and after sharing quarantine stories and worries,
As we’re sure you know, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) was implemented by European policymakers after the 2008 financial crisis. The latest update, MiFID II, goes into effect on January 3, 2018, and covers a wide array of regulatory categories. What you may not realize (yet) is it will be crucial to have
It’s been an eventful few weeks in the world of index constituents, specifically which types of companies will be permitted in broad stock indices. Two of the largest index companies, FTSE Russell and S&P Dow Jones Indices, have issued new rules regarding voting rights and which companies may join their indices.
Buy-side firms have unprecedented access to data, and powerful tools to analyze that data. This is a good thing. However, if everyone has access to the same data and similar tools to analyze it, the quest for alpha becomes harder than ever. So institutional investors are looking for new data sets from which to extract