Fintech Thought Leadership Group, Virtual Events & Programming

Alternative Data for Nowcasting and Forecasting

Thursday, June 4 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Overview

Focused on discretionary managers, analysts, strategists and others who use fundamental analysis, during this webinar investment industry experts will examine use cases and best practices for using alternative data for nowcasting and forecasting.

Nowcasting is a technique for using very short ongoing high-frequency data to predict the present, the very near future and the very recent past. Long used by meteorologists to forecast the weather, economists and investment practitioners can combine nowcasting with econometric models and fundamentals to improve overall accuracy with forecasting.

Integrating alternative data sets into nowcasting and forecasting can potentially provide a more well rounded, informed perspective that could lead to better investment decisions.   Experts will also discuss how to understand and mitigate risks for best results

Agenda

12:00 PM | WELCOMING REMARKS

Carole K. Crawford, CFA, Founder and Managing Partner, fincap360


12:05 PM | FIRESIDE CHAT

Moderated by Anu Murgai, Founder, Macrotechnomics LLC

Rayne Gaisford, Head of Data Strategy, Equity Research, Jefferies LLC


12:15 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator

Anu Murgai, Founder, Macrotechnomics LLC

Panelists

Jeremy Baksht, Global Head of Alternative Data, Ascential

Rayne Gaisford, Head of Data Strategy, Equity Research, Jefferies LLC

Irena Simakova, Vice President, Global Investor Vertical, SimilarWeb


12:45 PM | Q&A


12:55 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Peter Went, Ph. D., CFA, Professor, Columbia University


1:00 PM | ADJOURNMENT

Additional Details

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand current developments in nowcasting and forecasting with fundamental analysis
  • Exchange views on current developments in alternative data
  • Discuss best practices with adopting and integrating alternative data into nowcasting and forecasting