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.
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.
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