#391 – Vinesh Jha, ExtractAlpha – Alternative Data & Crowdsourcing Financial Intelligence

65 minutes

Our guest is Vinesh Jha, founder and CEO of ExtractAlpha, an independent research firm dedicated to providing unique, actionable alpha signals to institutional investors.

In today’s episode, we’re talking all things quant finance and alternative data. Vinesh walks through his background at StarMine, which built a Morningstar-esque company for equity research, and then dives into what he’s doing today at ExtractAlpha. He shares all the different ways he analyzes alternative data, whether it’s looking at sentiment and ticker searches or using natural language processing to analyze transcripts from earnings calls. Then he shares whether or not he thinks alternative data can help investors focused on ESG.  

As we wind down, we touch on ExtractAlpha’s merger with Estimize and the ability to crowd source financial intelligence.

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